Wednesday, August 26, 2009

IP Dragon Will Blog About Two Conferences in Hong Kong About IPR in China, Hong Kong and Europe

4 and 5 September the IP & IT: Theory and Practice conference is organised by:
  • Law and Technology Centre Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong (HKU)
  • Dept of Computer Science, HKU
  • School of Law, King's College London
  • Faculty of Law, University of Zurich
Friday, 4 September
Panel I: Trademark Protection: Struggling Ahead.
Chair: Dr Zhao Yun, HKU
Welcome Professor Johannes Chan, SC, Dean, Faculty of Law, HKU

Protecting Brands in Europe - A Step too Far
Professor John Phillips, King's College London

Stay With Europe or Sever the Link - a Dilemma for Trademark Law in Hong Kong
Ms Alice Lee, HKU
Professor Michael Pendleton, CUHK; Emeritus Professor, Murdoch University (Australia)

Enforcement of IP Rights (Trademark) in the PRC
Ms Annie Tsoi, Partner, Deacons

Combating Counterfeit Products Online: Trademark Protection
Ms Vivian Wong, General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Chanel Ltd
Ms Pilar Woo, Senior Counsel - Intellectual Property, Chanel Ltd

Panel II: Challenges in Software Protection
Chair: Professor David Cheung, Head, Dept of Computer Science, HKU

IP Law and Software in Europe: the Struggle Continues
Dr Tanya Aplin, King's College London

Issues in Software Protection in Hong Kong
Dr Kevin Pun, HKU

Software Protection in WTO: Any Results at the End?
Professor Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich

Software Copying and Adaption: A Case Study on Criminal Investigation
Dr KP Chow, HKU

Saturday, 5 September
Panel III: Policy, Strategy and Competition Practice
Chair: Dr Richard Wu, HKU

IP Strategy in China: from a Business Perspective
Dr Yahong Li, HKU

Competition Law Issues in Standard Setting Activities
Mr Thomas Cheng, HKU

IP as Tool of Competition Law
Professor Reto Hilty, University of Zurich; Director, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property

IP and Competition Law in Network Industries: A Practitioner's View
Mr Marc Waha, Partner in International and European Anti-Trust Practice, Norton Rose (Hong Kong)

Council Chamber, 8/F Meng Wah Complex, HKU
You can register online here. Email Ms Leung at to reserve a place.

Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 September there is another interesting conference 'Asia-Pacific IP Forum' in Kowloon, see here and the programme here.

Hope to you see you there.

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