Victorian Lunchtime Seminar

DATE: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
TIME: 12:15 pm       A light lunch will be served
1:00 pm         Presentation
2:00 pm         Concludes
VENUE: Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 25
567 Collins Street
TOPIC: China Update 2018
An overview of recent trends and developments in IP issues in China, including, in particular, (a) long-awaited amendments to the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law; and (b) updated advice on PRC Trademark Registry “best practices” due to ever-shifting policy changes at the Trademark Office and Trademark Review and Adjudication Board.Time will be made for questions and discussion.
SPEAKERS: Daniel Plane, Director, Simone IP ServicesDan 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 Mandarin Chinese.

COST: $50.00 Members (incl. $4.55 GST)    $65.00 Non-Members (incl. $5.91 GST)
RSVP: Thursday, 22 March 2018  (by facsimile, email or on-line)


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