Jul 09,2020

Wanhuida Partners speak at JETRO Virtual Conference

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On 9 July 2020, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) held a virtual conference entitled “Intellectual Property Protection Alliance of Japanese Corporations in China”. The virtual conference features “Impact brought by Sino-US Economic and Trade Agreement on China’s IPR Landscape”.

Wanhuida Intellectual Property Partners and Management Committee members Dr. S. Sam Li and Dr. Huang Hui were invited to speak at the conference.

Dr. S. Sam Li

Dr. Li’s presentation laser focuses on the trade secret and pharmaceutical patent linkage aspect of the Sino-US Economic and Trade Agreement (the “Agreement”), the latest legislative endeavors of the Chinese government in aligning its IPR legislation with the Agreement.

Dr. Huang Hui

Dr. Huang speaks on enforcement of trademark rights and matters of technological transfer, with his presentation covering legislative updates on a spectrum of issues including e-commerce and online infringement, bad faith trademark filing/registration, enforcement of geographical indications, evidentiary requirement and technological transfer, as well as their impact on foreign-invested corporations.

In the Q&A session, Dr. Li and Dr. Huang shared with the attendees the latest legislative update on the destruction of infringing products and case law on opposition and invalidation against bad faith trademark filings/registrations.

He Shanmei, Associate Director of the firm’s Japan Practice also attends the conference.

The virtual conference attracts about 200 attendees including officials of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), JETRO and in-house counsels of over 100 Japanese corporations.