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China Intellectual Property - Beyond WTO & TRIPs Print
Brown Bag Seminar, Speaker: Mr. Elliot Papageorgiou - Executive, Rouse & Co. International, Shanghai, Guangzhou in Beijing
28 May 2008, 12.15 - 13.45 WTI Berne, Switzerland

Full title: China Intellectual Property - Beyond WTO & TRIPs. Practical Strategies for Effective Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in China. 

  Much was made about China’s accession to the WTO and its implementation of the intellectual property provisions TRIPs. However as with many other legislative tools, the proof is often in how the well-intentioned international obligations are implemented on a national, (and in China’s case) provincial, and even local level. This seminar will provide a “snapshot” of how intellectual property rights are effectively protected and best enforced in China.

Biography of Mr. Papageorgiou

  Elliot Papageorgiou is an Executive of Rouse & Co. International and Partner in its English law firm, Rouse Legal. Elliot holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons.) from Monash University and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) graduate degree from St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. Elliot also holds Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) and Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec.) degrees from Murdoch University. Elliot is currently researching his Doctorate at the University of Bern.
Elliot was an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies where he taught American Trade Mark law from 2002-2004. He has written a number of scholarly publications and chapters in several books dealing with enforcement of IP in China.

  Elliot is admitted to the bar of New York, in England & Wales, and in the State of Victoria in Australia. Elliot has been practising intellectual property law for 11 years and during his 6 years with Rouse & Co., has worked in Rouse & Co.’s Oxford, London, Munich, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou offices. Elliot has been advising international companies in China on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and competition matters, with a focus on protection, exploitation, and enforcement of their rights in China. Elliot has advised on strategies for rights-holders portfolios, as well as a range of China patent, trade mark and copyright disputes. Elliot is fluent in Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian and German. He is currently studying Chinese and Italian.



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