Many countries are experiencing varying levels of instability, making these turbulent times for the global economy.  With the U.K. leaving the European Union in March of 2019, continued political conflicts in the Middle East and Europe, and discord between the U.S. and China – two of the world’s largest economies, the once global free market has become volatile. With threats of trade wars igniting at any moment, you may wonder: what does this all mean for my company? All is not lost. Innovations are still happening and protection of intellectual capital is integral to success. Many nations are taking action to mitigate the unpredictable forces currently affecting the world market. Japan and 11 other nations have formed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, sometimes referred to as the TPP-11. More countries have indicated interest in joining, one of them being China. In this conference, we will explore the state of the current market and what the ramifications are for your business and your intellectual property. Whether there are trade wars or not, how should you protect your intangible assets in this knowledge economy? What are the strategies you should implement? We will take a close look at the global affairs and discuss their local impact and ways to avoid becoming collateral damage.

This event is co-organised by CUHK Faculty of Law, United States-China Intellectual Property Institute (USCIPI) and Asia Innovation and Intellectual Property Society (AIIPS).

All are welcome. Attendance is free of charge but is reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. 

The Hong Kong Law Society has awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points of this event as follows:

Course Date Session CPD point(s)
1 August 2019 Morning Session
(9:05 am – 12:30 pm)
Afternoon Session
(1:30 pm – 5:30 pm)
2 August 2019 Morning Session
(9:15 am – 12:30 pm)
Afternoon Session
(1:30 pm – 6:00 pm)
3 August 2019 Morning Session
(9:00 am – 11:35 am)
Afternoon Session
(12:30 pm – 5:45 pm)