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The ICC Commission on Intellectual Property is teaming up with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) to co-host a conference entitled “Increasing economic and business competitiveness using intellectual assets” in Beijing on 26 October.

Organized principally for Chinese policymakers, corporate representatives and intellectual property (IP) professionals, the event will bring in top speakers from China and beyond, including Tian Lipu, Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), David Koris, global Head of Intellectual Property for Shell, senior figures in the US and European patent offices, and IP specialists from major companies.

Talks will focus on how IP can help businesses and be used in government strategies to boost economic competitiveness, promote innovation and attract investment.

“We’re delighted to be working with CCPIT to organize this conference. Intellectual property is a crucial tool for businesses in today’s economy, and we hope this event will stimulate a fruitful exchange between businesses and government officials from inside and outside China on some key intellectual property issues facing businesses and governments,” said David Koris, who is also Chair of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property.

Shell, Beiqi Foton Motor Co., State Nuclear Power Technology Cooperation, Monsanto and General Electric are just a few of the businesses whose high-level IP specialists will speak at the event.

Sessions feature up-to-date analysis of the following topics:

  • IP in the economic and trade strategies of countries;
  • the strategic importance of IP for businesses;
  • using patents and trade secrets to protect technologies, with a focus on biotechnological inventions;
  • key licensing issues, including in standard setting;
  • brand protection on the Internet, including recent domain name developments.

The seminar coincides with the release of the new Chinese edition of ICC’s latest popular IP report: The ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap: Current and emerging issues for business and policymakers.

Registration, which is free, is now open.

China-based delegates please contact:

Zhao Xinlei

Tel:010-82217823

Email: zhaoxinlei@ccoic