Event on “IP Protection and Enforcement: from Policy to Strategy to Practice”

CUHK Law organised this half-day CPD event on 26 January 2018 to explore what is currently being done to protect intellectual property in Hong Kong and what should be done in the future in order to best maintain Hong Kong’s current position.  The event brought together experts from the government, industry and legal practice to speak and attracted over a hundred participants from different sectors to attend, including representatives from the Consulate Generals of France, Italy, Belgium and the UK, European Union Office to Hong Kong, members from the Hong Kong Judiciary, senior officers from well-known international fashion brands, IP and legal practitioners, academics and students.

The event was divided into two sessions. The first session focused on government intellectual property initiatives and enforcement practices, which was delivered by Ms. Michelle Chong, Assistant Director of Intellectual Property (Advisory) of the Intellectual Property Department; Mr. Guy Fong, Head of Operations Group, Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau of the Customs and Excise Department; and Ms. Rebecca Tse, Senior Product Promotion Manager of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The second session focused on current best enforcement practices in the private sector, with speakers include Mr. Alan Chiu, Managing Partner, Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries; Mr. Kelvin Ko, Managing Director of Verity Consulting Limited; Ms. Candy Lam, Regional Counsel, Asia of International Federation of the Phonographic Industry; Mr. Mayank Vaid, Intellectual Property Director (Asia Pacific) of Louis Vuitton. The stimulating discussions of both sessions drew positive response from the audience.

The event drew upon some of the best minds in government, industry and legal practice to address various IP issues.

Mr. Paul Schmidt, Professional Consultant of CUHK Law, served as Moderator of the second session.