China's Civil Code came into force on January 1, 2021. According to article 123 of the Civil Code of the PRC, Intellectual property rights are the exclusive rights enjoyed by the right holders in accordance with law over the following subject matters: works; inventions, utility models and designs; trademarks; geographical indications;
trade secrets; integrated circuit layout designs; new varieties of plants; other objects as provided by law.
Intellectual property issues encountered by foreign entities in China are relatively concentrated in the areas of trademarks, patents (inventions, utility models, and designs) and trade secrets.
We (O.E. Law Firm) invited well-known lawyers and experts in the above mentioned fields to carry out practical training (online) courses on the topic of intellectual property protection in China for overseas IP lawyers, IPR of multinational companies and institute researchers.
The course mainly covers three major topics: Brand Protection in China, Patent Protection in China, and Trade Secret Protection in China.