Haseltine Lake’s Li Min speaks at UK-China Intellectual Property Forum

04 May 2016

Li Min (Ellie), Haseltine Lake’s Chief Representative for its China office, was invited to speak at the UK-China (Shenzhen) Intellectual Property Forum on 29 April, which was organised by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong.

 CBBC conference April 2016

The event took place in Shenzhen, one of China’s most innovative cities - with the highest numbers of patent applications in China for 11 consecutive years. It was hosted by The British Consulate-General Guangzhou, The UK Intellectual Property Office, The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shenzhen Sub-council (CCPIT Shenzhen), and The Guangdong Innovative Talents Promotion Association. Around 90 in-house IP counsel from Chinese companies and IP professionals from Chinese IP firms based in the Pearl River Delta attended the event. 

Haseltine Lake recognises the increasing importance for Chinese companies to secure and register their Intellectual Property in Europe and Li Min gave practical advice on building an IP portfolio in Europe for Chinese companies. She introduced the different options available for IP protection in Europe, highlighting their advantages and disadvantage as well as giving practical advice for choosing European and national filing routes. The issues covered during her presentation included the pros and cons of CTM and national trademark applications, direct CTM applications versus the Madrid protocol and filing for EPC and national patents. She also covered questions about the planned Unitary Patent and considered the practical effects of opting in and out of the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

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(Ellie) Li Min
(Ellie) Li Min
Location: Guangzhou (China)

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