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IP Protection through Customs - 1st Session


  • 15: 30-15: 40

    Opening Remarks – CICC & CHINA IP SME Helpdesk

  • 15: 40-15: 50

    China’s latest IP updates – Raffaello Girotto, Legal Attaché of the Embassy of Italy

  • 15: 50-16: 10

    Formalities for IP registration with Customs - Eloisa Hu, Lawyer at WGH Lawfirm

  • 16: 10-16: 30

    Customs enforcement, seizure and litigation - Charles Feng, Partner and Lawyer at East & Concord Partners, China IP SME Helpdesk external expert

  • 16:30 – 17:00

    Q&A session

Content of the Seminar

1.Formalities for IP registration with Customs Documents needed

  • Step by step overview of the registration procedure

  • What can and what should be recorded

  • Customs enforcement (upon request and ex officio), seizure and litigation

  • Ex officio actions

2、How to notify the customs in case of a suspected infringing shipment

  • Customs bonds

  • Seizure of goods、Civil and administrative litigation on basis of customs seizure

Speaker:Charles Feng  Partner

Mr. Feng is a reputable IP and cyber law expert with substantial experience on intellectual property law, cyber law and anti-trust law with International law firm and Chinese law firms, focusing on IP litigation, enforcement trademark and patent portfolio management, as well as cyber law related legal matters. Mr. Feng has represented numerous foreign clients from US, EU and Japan at various levels of courts as well as enforcement agencies in China. Mr. Feng is particularly experienced in addressing clients' commercial needs in the areas of IP litigation and arbitration, including patent, copyright, trademark, and domain names, unfair competition, trade secrets. In addition to his work in the courtrooms, he has been involved in IP transactional work, including the drafting, negotiation and enforcement of IP assignment or licensing agreements. Besides, Mr. Feng and his team also represented a number of multinationals in dealing with their legal matters in relation to cyber security, privacy and data protection.

As a highly regarded expert at home and abroad, Mr. Feng is currently serving as the Consultant Expert to Guiding Case Research Center of Supreme People’s Court of China, Vice Director of Copyright Society of China, Standing Committee Member of China Intellectual Property Law Association, an IP Expert for EU-China IPR Helpdesk as well as a member of American Bar Association, China Bar Association and INTA.

Mr. Feng and his team are highly acclaimed in the Chinese IP and Cyber law practice. For four consecutive years since 2015, Mr. Feng has been consecutively listed in LegalBand as excellent IP lawyer from 2015 to 2019, excellent Cyber Security and Data Protection lawyer from 2017-2019 as well as listed by Asian Legal Business as Top 15 IP Lawyer in 2015.

The case represented by Mr. Feng was ranked as one of 50 Model IP Cases by Supreme People’s Court of China in 2013.


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