|Phase 3 of IP infringement in China: Infringers are becoming genuine competitors!
What is happening and how do you develop strategies to deal with this challenge?
Elliot Papageorgiou, Partner, Rouse & Co.
- How are counterfeiters in China turning into genuine competitors? (colloquially in Chinese - "The little fish becomes a shark.").
- In what industries is this prevalent, and why?
- How to help your business identify these companies early so that you can develop effective strategies to prevent them from competing with you in the genuine market place.
- What loopholes in the IP system are these companies using? How can you close these loopholes or use the loopholes against them?
- How can you stop these companies using commercial solutions, before they become a real threat?
- What role is the government playing in this, and how can you get involved?
- Enforcement strategies need to look different, why, and what do good strategies look like?
- Real-life case examples would be used to highlight all of these issues...
Elliot Papageorgiou advises international, and especially European, companies on China IP-Strategy, protection and enforcement. He also advises clients on how to adapt and localise their IP portfolios for China, in order to maximise protection and the ability to enforce IP rights. Elliot has written a number of scholarly works, and chapters in books dealing with IP enforcement in China, and has taught a number of classes and given a number of seminars on China IP Enforcement, including for the University of St. Gallen and Fudan University. Elliot has been working in the IP field since 1995. He joined Rouse & Co. in 1999, after working for two years in the Intellectual Property & Technology department of leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz. He has worked in Rouse & Co.'s Oxford, London, Munich, Beijing and Guangzhou offices, and is presently an Executive of the Shanghai Office. Elliot is admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York, as Barrister & Solicitor in Victoria, as well as a Solicitor in England & Wales. He has been a Partner of Rouse & Co.'s associated English law firm, Rouse Legal, since 2004.