Innovation and Intellectual Property Week (formerly known as the International Intellectual Property Week), is a brand new flagship event driven by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). IP-related organisations in Asia Pacific regions joined forces in promoting the regional IP business hub in Asia. A series of conferences, exhibitions and workshops was held during the weeks (November – December 2015) to facilitate IP trading. The Week had over 20 events and attracted more than 25,000 participants from around the world.

 

The 12th Intellectual Property Law School
(event of IEEM Intellectual Property Law Programme 2015)
23 – 27 November 2015 • Macau Cultural Centre, Macau
Organiser : Institute of European Studies of Macau

The IP Law School is a unique initiative in Asia offering a taught programme in international Intellectual Property Law and its relevance for global, European and Asian economic development and innovation policy.

The IP Law School is extremely suited for trainee lawyers, Intellectual Property professionals with an economic or policy background, and master students in Intellectual Property wishing to enhance their skills at post-academic level.

Starting from the basics of the Paris and Berne conventions, the course covers the development of Intellectual Property Law all the way to the WTO TRIPS Agreement and the WIPO treaties. Attention is also devoted to regional arrangements, such as the European Patent Convention, and other new international and national initiatives. From a policy perspective free trade agreements and bilateral investment arrangements covering Intellectual Property, as well as ongoing negotiations in the area of protection of traditional knowledge will be covered.

Classes are offered in an intensive Socratic format in the course of one week by experts in the field. This challenging programme also expects participants to jointly prepare and argue several moot cases in a friendly, yet competitive atmosphere, providing a unique insight in the way in which colleagues from various jurisdictions approach international and domestic legal problems.

For more information, please visit : http://www.ieem.org.mo/programme/ipl/program
Tel :+853 2835 4326
E-mail : beatrice@ieem.org.mo




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IP Seminar on “The Promise and Perils of Non-Traditional Trademarks”
27 November 2015 • 12:30pm-1:30pm
Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong
Organiser : The University of Hong Kong

Speaker: Professor Irene Calboli, Singapore Management University School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law

In the past decades, the scope of trademark protection has exponentially expanded. Today, a growing list of product features—including colors, shapes, smells, gestures, and even video clips—can be protected as trademarks based on the assertion that these signs are capable of distinguishing products in the marketplace. However, the protection of these non-traditional marks has often been met with controversy, particularly by the courts in several countries. In her presentation, Dr. Calboli will address the “promise and perils” of protecting non-traditional trademarks—for trademark owners, competitors, and the public—in light of some of the most controversial cases litigated in recent years with particular attention to the fashion industry. Specifically, she will note that courts across several jurisdictions have resorted, or have considered resorting, to the doctrine of aesthetic functionality to counter the trend of expansive trademark protection and prevent granting trademark rights in aesthetically appealing product features that could put competitors at a significant disadvantage in the marketplace.

Irene Calboli is the Deputy Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University, where she is a Visiting Professor and Lee Kong Chian Fellow. She is also a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law, and a Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow at Stanford Law School. She teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and international trade law. Her recent publications include the books, THE LAW AND PRACTICE OF TRADEMARK TRANSACTIONS (forthcoming 2016, with J. de Werra) and DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (2015, with S. Ragavan).

Registration : http://www.lawtech.hk/
Inquiry : Ms Zoe So (email : zoesosy@hku.hk)




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The 19th Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium
28 November 2015 • 9:00-9:50
S228, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser : Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission,
Beijing Municipal Human Resources And Social Security Bureau,
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

By invitation only



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IP Lecture - Legal Solutions to the Global Health Crisis
30 November 2015 • 6:30pm-7:30pm
Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Faculty of Law, Cheng Yu Tung Tower,
The University of Hong Kong
Organiser : The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: William Fisher, WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard Law School


Registration : https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=39948
Inquiry : Ms Zoe So (email : zoesosy@hku.hk)


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The 15th IEEM Intellectual Property Seminar:
How Quantum Innovations in Society and Technology Drive IP Law
(event of IEEM Intellectual Property Law Programme 2015)
30 November and 1 December 2015 • Grand Lapa Hotel, Macau
Organiser : Institute of European Studies of Macau

The two-day Annual Intellectual Property Seminar offers a forum for IP professionals wishing to be part of a thought-provoking discussion on cutting-edge developments in intellectual property law and policy.

Distinguished practitioners, judges and academics from all over the world have contributed to this event. The papers they have presented have been published in book form by Kluwer Law International and Hart Publishing.

The 2015 event will cover the way in which IP law, policy, and management is adapted to accommodate disruptive technologies and major societal changes. This means that fundamental IP concepts such as territoriality, exhaustion, enforcement, and secondary liability will be discussed against the backdrop of new technologies (3D printing, internet of things, etc.) and new product design and marketing strategies.

For more information, please visit : http://www.ieem.org.mo/programme/ipl/program
Tel :+853 2835 4326
E-mail : beatrice@ieem.org.mo




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Business of Design Week
30 November - 5 December 2015
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre & PMQ
Organiser : Hong Kong Design Centre

Asia’s leading Annual Event on Design, Innovation and brands. One of the most significant annual events on the international design calendar, BODW is Asia’s leading conference dedicated to design, innovation and brands. This pre-eminent programme brings the best of the global design world to Hong Kong. Organised by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002, BODW has aimed at promoting design and strengthening ties between the design and business communities. Each year, BODW attracts design and business elites from around the world to Hong Kong. The world's attention is drawn to current design issues through various exhibitions, international forums and outreach activities tailored to provide designers, business leaders, educators, SMEs and the public with communication opportunities to build strong business and commercial development. It is a world-class platform for the exchange of ideas, and an internationally renowned annual design event.

Please contact : Hong Kong Design Centre
General Enquiry :+852 2501-7986/ bodwenquiry@golin.com
Ticketing : +852 3151 8900 / bodw2015@swiretravel.com
Website : http://www.bodw.com




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The Professional IP Update 2015 : 3D Printing and Secondary Liability
(event of IEEM Intellectual Property Law Programme 2015)
2 December 2015 • Function Room 2501, Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department, 25/F Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Organiser :
Institute of European Studies of Macau
Intellectual Property Department



The annual professional update provides an overview of all relevant cases and legislative developments of the past year from all over the world. During one day you will be brought up to speed on the major important legal decisions and developments in intellectual property law and policy. For this edition, the IP discussion will also include 3D Printing and Secondary Liability.

For more information, please visit : http://www.ieem.org.mo/programme/ipl/program
Tel :+853 2835 4326
E-mail : beatrice@ieem.org.mo




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Business of IP Asia Forum
3-4 December 2015 • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
The HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre

Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities.

The last edition in 2014 was a great success, featuring over 80 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracted more than 2,000 IP professionals and industry players to attend. The next edition will return on 3-4 December 2015, with the theme “Intellectual property:Transforming Global Business”.

For more information, please visit : http://bipasiaforum.com/en/index.htm
Tel :(852) 1830 668
E-mail : bipasia@hktdc.org




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HKTDC Inno Design Tech Expo
3-5 December 2015 • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

HKTDC InnoDesignTech Expo is a world-class exposition of innovations, presenting the latest practical technologies and design solutions to help trading, manufacturing and service sector to enhance their capacity to supply world markets.

For more information, please visit : http://www.hktdc.com/innodesigntechexpo




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World SME Expo
3-5 December 2015 • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Organised by the HKTDC, the World SME Expo is a one-stop marketplace, featuring a full range of market opportunities and business solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through an all-rounded exhibition and a series of thematic seminars and networking events, to help enhance SMEs' competitiveness.

For more information, please visit : www.hktdc.com/worldsmeexpo




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Hong Kong International Franchising Show
3-5 December 2015 • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The one-of-its-kind franchising event - “Hong Kong International Franchising Show” features a wide range of local and foreign franchise opportunities, consulting and supporting services.

For more information, please visit : www.hktdc.com/fair/hkifs




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IP Valuation Masterclass: Quantifying and Leveraging the Value of IP
5 December 2015 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Room 2501, 25/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser : Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Speaker: Mr. Tim Heberden, IP Valuation Director, Griffith Hack
The Masterclass will provide delegates with:
•A working knowledge of how to estimate the value of technology, brands and artistic works.
•An understanding of how to apply a value-based approach to IP strategy to reveal new opportunities and pathways to maximise returns on innovation.
(The Masterclass will be conducted in English.)

For more information, please visit: http://www.rics.org/hk/
Tel: +852 3759 4105
E-mail : ichan@rics.org (Ms Iris Chan)


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Guangzhou International Exposition on Copyright Trade of Cultural Relics Museum
5-8 December 2015
China Import and Export Fair Complex


(Only Chinese version available)

For more information, please visit : http://www.gzcrmc.com/


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2015 IIIC International Innovation and Invention Competition
14 December 2015 • 2:00pm-5:00pm
International Hall, 2/F, The Ambassador Hotel, 63 Chung Shan North Road, Section 2, Taipei 104, Taiwan
Organiser : Chinese Innovation & Invention Society

Competition Classification
01-1 Environment – Energy conservation and carbon reduction
01-2 Environment – Environmental Protection and Preservation
01-3 Environment – Green Resource
02-1 Health – Biotechnology
02-2 Health – Health Promotion
03 Intelligent Living Technology

For further information, please visit: http://www.innosociety.org/
Tel: (+886) 2 2778-2688
E-mail : choice@mail2000.com.tw


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For registration and enquires, please contact Hong Kong Trade Development Council
via phone: (852) 2584 4190

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