Fundamental Programme 100 Series

IP105 Strategies and Methods for Enterprises to Protect Trade Secrets

9 and 11 Nov 2022 (Online Class)

2 lectures, 5 hours in total

This course aims to introduce the basic concepts, forms of protection and legal basis of trade secrets, the application of trade secrets in business and the common protection measures for enterprises.

CPD:

Lecture I

9 Nov 2022

10:00-12:30

Topic: Protection and Legal Framework

  • What is a trade-secret?
  • Why is trade secret protection necessary?
  • What are the requirements for trade secret protection?
  • What are the rights conferred by trade secrets?
  • Is it possible to sell and license trade secrets?
  • What are the remedies provided to the holder of secret information?
  • Trade secret enforcement and defense against allegation of trade secret misappropriation

Speaker: Mr. Pan Wong
Board of Governors and Co-founder of the International IP Commercialization Council HK (GBA) Chapter

Speaker: Mr. Frank Lee
Board of Governors and Co-founder of the International IP Commercialization Council HK (GBA) Chapter

Lecture II

11 Nov 2022

10:00-12:30

Topic: Business and Practical Considerations

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of trade secrets compared to patenting?
  • In which cases trade secret protection may be beneficial?
  • Which precautionary measures should be taken by business?
  • What protection is provided against the use of secret information by employees or former employees?
  • Notes on the content of an non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

Speaker: Ms. Rosita Li
President of the Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter

Target Audience

Entrepreneurs, IP owners and executives of local startups/ small and medium enterprises/ large enterprises

Course Structure

Course consists of 2 lectures, 2.5 hours per lecture, total 5 hours

Course Format

Webinar via Zoom

Language

Cantonese, supplemented with English terms

Fee

Free for members of "IP Manager Scheme PLUS"; $100 for non-members

Registration

COURSE ENDED

Priority in registration for the course will be given to enterprises that have joined “IP Manager Scheme PLUS”.

The organiser reserves the final rights to change the course details and arrangements.

CPD

This training course is registered as a CPD course of the Hong Kong Mediation Centre (2.5 points per lecture; 5 points in total).

This training course is registered as a CPD course of the Law Society of Hong Kong (2.5 points per lecture; 5 points in total).

Enquiry Hotline: (852) 2836 1380

Enquiry Email: ipmtp@vtc.edu.hk

Implementation Partner:
PEAK