Events
 

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

 
Understanding IP Laws:Copyrights,Trademarks, Service Marks & related intellectual property

Start Date:2013-10-10
End Date:2013-10-10

Short Descirption:

Fundamental local and global IP know-how for the serious entrepreneur

Presented by Mr. Kenneth Y. Choy, Partner, Wildman Edwards Palmer


Long Description:
 



TEN
(at Bisous, Lan Kwai Fong, Central)

Understanding IP Laws (Part 1*): Copyrights, Trademarks, Service Marks & related intellectual property
Fundamental local and global IP know-how for the serious entrepreneur

Presented by Mr. Kenneth Y. Choy, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer

*NOTE: Part 2, in early 2014, will cover Patents (Hong Kong, China, and globally)

Event Details


Time:
 

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (at Bisous)

Topic: 

Understanding IP Laws (Part 1): Copyrights, Trademarks, Service Marks & related intellectual property
Fundamental local and global IP know-how for the serious entrepreneur
Presented by Mr. Kenneth Y. Choy, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer

When starting or building a business, a good basic understanding of intellectual property (IP) laws is critically important yet startup entrepreneurs often do not give the issue the attention that it deserves. We are proud and honored to have Mr. Kenneth Y. Choy, a distinguished and experienced IP lawyer, as TEN's guest speaker on October 10 to talk about copyrights, trademarks, service marks and related IP issues. (In early in 2014 - as Part 2 of his presentation - Mr. Choy will give a speech specifically on Patents in order to cover the full range of IP.)

What do symbols like ©, TM, ®, and SM really mean, and when can they be used (in accordance with law)? How and when do you “file” documents with the authorities and/or contact an IP lawyer in order to preserve your legal rights and safeguard “asset values” for your company? Mr. Kenneth Choy will discuss these and other issues in a practical way from an entrepreneur’s point of view.

Company name, domain name, trademark, “branding” are related but not the same. The differences and how each can be protected are further issues that Mr. Kenneth Choy will address. A common situation confronting entrepreneurs is that someone else “steals” your “idea”. With examples and past court cases, Mr. Choy will explain the difference between “idea theft” (and whether it may be legal or not) and simply “drawing inspiration” from others’ creations or work (which usually is legal). Some specific high-profile cases of IP infringements and how they were resolved will also be reviewed.

After Mr. Choy’s presentation, the session will continue in an interactive Q & A format where members and guests are encouraged to discuss relevant issues with our guest speaker.

Agenda (approx):
6:30 to 7:10 cocktails and networking
7:10  General TEN announcements
7:20 presentation by Mr. Kenneth Y. Choy
7:50 to 8:10 Q&A session
8:10 to 9:00 networking

 

Venue:

Bisous
9/F., LKF Tower
33 Wyndham Street
Central District, Hong Kong
Tel: 2501-0002
Website

Bisous' Happy Hour "2 for 1" drinks policy will be in effect from 6:30 to 9:00

 


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NOTE:

This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members.
Please register HERE

   

About our speaker:

Kenneth Y. Choy
Partner
Edwards Wildman Palmer

Kenneth Choy is a Hong Kong-based partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. His practice focuses on helping clients to develop, protect and leverage intangible assets through portfolio building, licensing, technology transfer and IP commercialization, cross-border strategic alliances, capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. He has helped companies from start-ups to multinationals to grow their intangible asset portfolio for more than 25 years. Mr Choy graduated from San Francisco State University and obtained his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. He is admitted as a Hong Kong solicitor and an attorney in New York and California. He has been in private practice in the United States and Hong Kong. He was a co-founder of a technology company and has served as general counsel in the United States and Asia.

Admissions

  • New York
  • California
  • Hong Kong

Memberships

  • Hong Kong Intellectual Property Society
  • Hong Kong Chamber of Small and Medium Business
    • Honorary Secretary (2009-2012)
    • Chair of the IP Committee (2007 – present)
  • Hong Kong Jewelry Designers Association, Advisor • Asian Art Archive, Copyright Advisor • The Hong Kong Law Society, International Legal Affairs Committee
  • Office of Telecommunications Authority
    • Regulatory Affairs Advisory Committee (2009-2010)
    • Telecommunications Users and Consumers Advisory Committee (2011 -2012)
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners, Council Member International IP Commercialisation Council, Board of Governors

 

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