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17 Jun | 18 Jun 2019
IP Manager Training Programme

IP Manager Training Programme

[ Fundamental Level ] 

Nowadays, intellectual property (IP) is recognised as a key element in business development. The IP Manager Training Programme aims to build up the manpower capacity in the businesses, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to adopt good IP management into their overall business strategy and practice.

Those who participate in the training programme will gain a good basic understanding of IP management and will help your enterprise to:

  • Enhance awareness of IP protection in your enterprise
  • Fully exploit the creative potential of your enterprise
  • Proactively protect your enterprise’s IP from infringement
  • Liberate the value of your enterprise’s IP assets for trading or seeking investment
  • Enhance your enterprise’s competitiveness

The two-day training programme will be delivered by local IP experts. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of training.

Programme Information: 

Date: 17-18 June 2019 

Time:  9:15 am – 5:30 pm

Venue: Chamber 1A+B, G/F InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, H.K. 

Fees: HK$200 (HK$100 for enterprise participated in “IP Manager Scheme”) 

Enrolment Period: From now to 5 Jun, 2019.

For enterprises who have participated in the “IP Manager Scheme” , the priority enrolment period is until  17 May 2019.

Language: Cantonese 

Enquiry hotline: (852) 3181 3334


1. A maximum of 2 persons from each enterprises may participate in the “IP Manager Training Programme”. Seats will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis.
2. A confirmation email with payment details will be issued to successful enrolments on or before 10 Jun, 2019.
3. Intellectual Property Department reserves the final rights to accept any registration.


Coverage of Programme:

Intellectual Property Fundamentals 

  • Introduction of different types of IP and rights of IP owners 
  • Why are they important to your business?

Speaker: Professor Stephen Selby, Adjunct Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Management and Exploitation of Trade Marks

  • How to manage trade marks? 
  • Registrable marks and unregistrable marks 
  • How to commercialise trade marks? 
  • Civil and criminal enforcement for trade mark infringements and remedies available

Speaker: Mr. Simon Chan, Member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong

Management and Exploitation of Copyright and Designs

  • What type of works are protected by copyright and registered designs? 
  • How to manage copyright and design works? 
  • How to commercialise copyright and design works?
  • Civil and criminal enforcement for copyright infringements and remedies available

Speaker: Mr. Anthony Tong, Ex-Deputy Chairman of Copyright Tribunal of the Hong Kong Government

Management and Exploitation of Patents

  • How to manage your patent portfolio? What is a patent pool? 
  • How to commercialise patents? Common approaches in valuing a patent
  • What is a patent troll? Enforcement of patent rights and remedies

Speaker: Dr Kam W. Law, Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys & Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners

IP Trading

  • What is IP Trading? 
  • Portfolio management – IP audit and due diligence  
  • Why due diligence is important in trading IP? 
  • IP as business application tools - Assignment, Licensing and Franchising
  • Update on tax incentives for IP Trading

Speaker: Ms Anita Leung, Solicitor and Council Member of Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter

IP Management and Protection in the Mainland
  • Protection and enforcement of IP rights in the Mainland
  • Which Mainland authorities are responsible for IP administration and enforcement?
  • Use of administrative action - method of reporting and requirements for evidence
  • Business strategies in managing IP in the Mainland

Speaker: Ms. Annie Tsoi, Solicitor

IP in E-commerce

  • Domain names and dispute resolution 
  • IP in online media 
  • Protect your company against online risks and tactics to mitigate those risks

Speaker: Mr Eugene Low, Domain Name Panelist, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Registration and application procedure of IP rights in Hong Kong

  • Registration and application procedure of trade marks
  • Registration and application procedure of patents
  • Registration and application procedure of designs

Speaker: Ms. Vivian Yu, Chief Intellectual Property Examiner, Intellectual Property Department, the Government of the HKSAR



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