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Effectively navigating IP enforcement in China

A webinar series about IP myths and handling patents and trademarks in China.

The Chinese market is important for a growing number of Scandinavian companies. Opportunities are many and lucrative, but you also need to be aware of the challenges. In this webinar series in three parts you will get valuable insights into the IP challenges and opportunities that Scandinavian companies may face in China.

Part 1: Debunking the IP myths

(recording of webinar 31. august 2022)

  • IP theft
  • Non-enforcement theory
  • Discrimination against foreign companies
  • Protection of trade secrets

Part 2: Handling patents and patent applications

(recording of webinar 14. november 2022)

  • Patent protection and enforcement of rights
  • Handling disputes
  • Dealing with counterfeiting

2 December: Webinar part 3: Handling trademarks and trademark applications

  • Trademark protection and enforcement of rights
  • Handling disputes
  • Brand owner prevailing litigation
  • Bad faith applicants (trolls)

For whom?

This webinar series is suitable for IP professionals and those working in companies that consider China as a market or country of production.

You can sign up separately for each webinar or for the entire series. If you do not have the opportunity to participate in the live broadcasts, you can sign up and watch the recording after the webinar has been held.

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Xiaofan Chen

Xiaofan Chen is a patent attorney and partner at Awa’s Beijing office. His practice focuses on both contentious and non-contentious strategic patent portfolio management, including client counselling on patent prosecution, dispute resolution/litigation and commercialization advice.

He has successfully represented international and domestic clients in patent invalidation, patent infringement and administrative cases.

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Ai-Leen Lim
Ai-Leen Lim

Ai-Leen Lim is the CEO and principal Counsel at AWA Asia. She heads up the firm’s Asia offices, managing its headquarters in Hong Kong and handling all aspects of AWA Asia’s IP portfolio management directly before the Intellectual Property Department. In Beijing, she runs AWA Asia’s wholly-owned Chinese IP consultancy, AWA IP (Beijing) Co, Ltd.

Ai-Leen advises clients on IP portfolio management in China, HK and internationally, with a special focus on brand management and social media matters. She is experienced in contentious and non-contentious trademark, design and patent registration, protection and enforcement matters and IP transactions, as well as advertising, consumer law and related regulatory issues in conjunction with market entry and product promotion, particularly in China.

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