Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

Legislative changes to China’s IP laws: Implications for SME’s


Are you a European SME and currently internationalizing your business to China? If you have limited time and resources, it is important to know that intellectual property can be a key factor in the competitiveness of your business in the global economy. The Chinese government has recently adopted a number of changes to their patent, intellectual property and trademark laws.

Which legislative changes, and what are the implications for your business? How can intellectual property assets help you with your cash flows and be a valuable asset to your business? 

To provide a clear answer to these pertinent questions, the BCECC and the China IP SME Helpdesk will be organizing their joint webinar “Legislative changes to China’s IP laws: Implications for SME’s” on October 28, 2021 at 10:00 CET (16:00 CST). Don’t hesitate to take this unique opportunity to ask all of your IP-related questions to an IP expert!


10:00-10:10: Opening words by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
10:10-11:10: Presentation by Mr. Toby Mak, Senior Counsel and Patent Attorney of Tee & Howe
11:10-11:30: Q&A session

Bio speaker:

Dr. Toby Mak has a somewhat unique background as a registered Chinese patent attorney. Before obtaining the Chinese qualification, he was trained under the UK patent system, and has passed some of the UK patent attorney’s examination papers. Toby has a PhD degree in chemistry, and over 15 years of experience in the patents and designs industry, with substantial exposure to the handling of both contentious and non-contentious matters. He also actively publishes articles on Chinese IP regularly, and is one of the authors of the book “Patent Law in Greater China”.


Zoom (link will be sent out to the participants upon registration)


Free of charge but registration is mandatory