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Practicalities of Doing Business in China: Avoiding the threats posed to Intellectual Property in the establishment and management of a supply chain in China.

22 February 2012

Bayside Room 5, Level 2, RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000

Daniel Plane, Special Counsel, Intellectual Property, Technology and Competition, Corrs Chambers Westgarth


From initial due diligence designed to confirm a potential supplier is not a pirate, ensuring safeguards are in place that force suppliers to keep your “trade secrets” secret, right through to monitoring markets to ensure your suppliers or ex-suppliers are not selling unauthorised versions of your products out the “backdoor”. Daniel will cover practical solutions to the full range of IP issues that arise in Chinese supply chain relationships.

Daniel has practised extensively in China, the Asia-Pacific Region, Australia, the US, Europe and the Middle East for companies such as Nokia and Louis Vuitton (where he worked as in-house counsel), Wal-mart, Billabong and Quiksilver. He is a fluent Mandarin speaker and has represented clients in the full range of intellectual property issues in China.