China Update 2017 : Lunchtime seminar

DATE: Thursday, 2 February 2017
TIME: 12:15 pm       A light lunch will be provided
1:00 pm        Presentation
2:00 pm       Concludes
Level 2, “Bourke Room”
501 Bourke Street
TOPIC: China Update 2017 – Online Enforcement and the Rise of Parallel Imports to China, and Michael Jordan Wins Big(-ish).
BRIEF: An overview of recent trends and developments in IP issues in China.  The talk will focus particularly on the meteoric rise of online trading in China, including in the trade of counterfeits, the growing trend of parallel importation of genuine products back into China and the knock-on effects in relation to fakes, and a discussion of 2016’s China IP story of the year, the (near) end of Michael Jordan’s long quest to recover his name in Chinese characters, stolen by an enterprising pirate years ago… 

Time will be made for questions and discussion.

SPEAKER: Daniel Plane, Director, Simone IP Services 

Dan is experienced in all facets of intellectual property law, in particular, anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement.

Admitted in Australia, Hong Kong and Wisconsin (USA), he has practised extensively in the US (as both a patent litigator and public prosecutor), Europe (as in-house anti-counterfeiting counsel for Nokia in the EMEA region) and in the PRC and Asia Pacific, both as in-house counsel for LVMH Fashion Group, as well as in private practice with two of the world’s leading international law firms and one of Australia’s premier IP practices.

As a private practitioner, Dan has acted on behalf of a wide range of clients, including garment manufacturers, electronics and computer companies, pharmaceutical companies and luxury goods manufacturers. Of particular note is his wealth of experience in designing and managing regional intellectual property programmes.

Dan has practised in the People’s Republic of China for over a decade, where he represents clients across the full range of IP issues, including the organisation and execution of anti-counterfeiting actions.

Dan is a frequent speaker and writer on Intellectual Property topics, having published articles on online counterfeiting, the development of landlord liability theory, trade secrets protection and the design and management of Asia-based supply chain programmes.

Dan earned his JD (cum laude) from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1996.  He is fluent in Chinese Mandarin.

COST: $60.00 Members (incl. $5.45 GST)
$75.00 Non-Members (incl. $6.82 GST)
RSVP: Wednesday, 25 January 2017 (by facsimile, email or on-line)


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