Hong Kong Commercial and Maritime Law Centre (IP Festival) Expert Lecture - Towards a Theory of Limited Exclusive Right in Big Data

The School of Law of CityU was honored to have Prof Guobin CUI (Associate Professor; Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law, Tsinghua University School of Law) to give a public lecture titled “Towards a Theory of Limited Exclusive Right in Big Data” on 8 Jan 2020.

A welcome speech was given by Dr HE Tianxiang (Coordinator and Assistant Professor, SLW). Dr He introduced the background and the aims of the lecture. He also thanked all the participants for supporting the lecture.

Prof Cui emphasised recent important judicial cases of datasets in Mainland China, and finds that current unfair competition law protection is not satisfying enough. A special legislation that recognises a limited exclusive right in datasets should be a better institutional choice.

After the lecture, the participants had an animated discussion with Prof Cui.

Dr He presented a souvenir to Prof Cui as a token of appreciation for his insightful lecture on behalf of the School of Law.