Tuesday 14 February

Updates on China and Hong Kong IP practices

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Start: Tuesday 14 February 2023, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 14 February 2023, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Another year has passed and there has been many changes in the China and Hong Kong intellectual property practices, including:

  • China’s crack down on abnormal patent filings.
    China’s first drug patent linkage decision.
    Changes to China’s patent practice to bring it more in line with the rest of the world, including:
    – restoration of priority;
    – correction of application filed based on incorporation by reference of the priority document;
    – finalising partial design practice; and
    – abolish 15-days mail period.
  • Hong Kong’s purge of unqualified ‘agent on records’.




Toby Mak, Tee & Howe

Toby Mak, Tee & Howe

Born and educated in Hong Kong with a PhD in chemistry and The only Chinese patent attorney working in a Beijing Chinese patent firm from Hong Kong.
Past co-chair of the AIPLA’s IP Practice in China committee and current co-chair of the AIPLA’s IP Practice in the Far East committee and is also Vice Chair of the Asian Practice committee of the IPO.

Trained under the UK system and took the UK CIPA examinations, and passed some of the papers. Responsible for publishing articles on China IP update for the UK CIPA Journal.

Member of AIPLA, IPO, UK CIPA and speaks several languages: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), English

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