Intellectual Property


UTS Faculty of Law’s China Law Research Group
Intellectual Property Protection Across Borders: Chinese and Australian Enforcement Efforts

Date: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday 30 September 2014
Venue: City – Haymarket, CB05B Haymarket, Building 5, Block B, UTS, Sydney

Registration required

Intellectual Property (IP) law, and especially the perceived failure to enforce IP rights, is an area that has caused heated disputes between China and other nations. Recently, the Chinese government has stepped up its efforts to improve the IP enforcement regime, with the aim of transforming China from a manufacturing economy to a high-tech innovation economy. Cross-border enforcement of IP rights is a particularly difficult issue, involving problems of international jurisdiction and co-operation.

This seminar will bring together Chinese and Australian representatives from industry, government and academia to discuss the legal and policy issues and potential solutions relating to cross-border enforcement of IP rights between China and Australia.

Chaired by:
Professor James Laurenceson, Deputy Director, Australia-China Relations Institute

Speakers and topics include:

Sophie Chen, Partner, Minter Ellison Lawyers and Former IP Judge, China
Topic: Border Enforcement Case Studies

Professor Natalie Stoianoff, Director, Intellectual Property Program, UTS Faculty of Law
Topic: Establishing an Australia-China Dialogue on the Legal and Policy Dimensions of IP Border Protection

Jackie Walton, Supervisor, Intellectual Property Rights, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Topic: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Framework in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Professor Xiang YU, Director, Chinese-German Intellectual Property Institute, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Topic: China’s Regulations on Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

For more information and registration, see here.