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Industry professionals to converge at BIP Asia

Issued: November 27 2015

More than 2,000 IP professionals and industry players are expected to attend this year’s BIP Asia December 3-4 in Hong Kong. Spread across three plenary and more than 15 breakout sessions, more than 80 prominent speakers will share their insights on how enterprises can strengthen their business through IP protection, trading and innovation. BIP Asia is organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the HKTDC and the Hong Kong Design Centre.


Chief Executive of the HKSAR CY Leung will be joined by Shen Changyu, commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of China; Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization; and Miguel Ángel Margáin, chair of the Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group, Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation will officiate at the opening of the forum.


During BIP Asia, the HKTDC and the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) of the HKSAR Government will jointly organize a two-day IP Manager Training Programme, in which experts from the IPD will discuss topics including IP fundamentals, IP trading, IP management and protection on the Chinese mainland, management and exploitation of trademarks, patents, copyright and registered designs, and registration and application procedure of IP rights in Hong Kong.   


The event will also feature an exhibition zone to bring together IP practitioners and share information on recent developments. Among the more than 80 exhibitors participating in this year’s event will be global brands like Google, Stratasys, Qihoo 360 and Thomson Reuters as well as local and overseas technology research centres, universities, IP service suppliers, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. The IP services providers such as Marks & Clerk, China Patent Agent and Transpacific IP will help to connect participants with potential IP trading partners, and provide free onsite IP consultation.


Asia IP Exchange to Strengthen its Global Links

Launched by the HKTDC in 2013, the Asia IP Exchange is a free online IP trading platform and database currently listing more than 25,000 tradable IP items, including trademarks, patents, copyright and registered designs in the fields of biotechnology, medicine, electronics and engineering technology, film and publishing, among others. It is now the largest IP trading platform in Asia with a membership exceeding 15,000. On the second day of BIP Asia, memoranda of understanding will be signed with three new partners from Australia, Israel and Russia to strengthen information exchange and cooperation in IP, bringing the platform’s total number of strategic partners to 33. Strategic partners of Asia IP Exchange include Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) from the United States, WIPO Green of the World Intellectual Property Organization and a number of universities and technological research institutes in Hong Kong.


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