The China IPR SME Helpdesk is pleased to invite you to the workshop `Trade Secrets and Non-Competition`, which will addres the following issues:
•Learn why trade secrets are important to protect your company`s intellectual property
•Gain insight in the meaning of `trade secrets` and how to use them in commercial relations
•Learn how HR can be used to protect your intellectual property
•Get the opportunity to ask your questions to an experienced China IPR expert during a workshop on trade secrets and non-competition
This workshop is designed to be relevant for all staff from all industries including executives, managers, HR, IT, security, markeing and administration staff, to ensure your whole team is committed to protecting your intellectual property. You will have the opportunity to discuss IP issues you may have with the expert during an interactive workshop. You may also book a private one-on-one session with the expert following the event.
One-On-One Consultation Sessions
If you would like to receive confidential one-on-one advice about your China IPR, sign up for a free, 20-minute consultation with our qualified IP lawyer. To ensure you have a chance to meet with the expert, please book your session in advance by indicating your interest when you register. The IPR one-on-one consultation is open to European SMEs on a first-come, first-served basis. Any information you provide to the China IPR SME Helpdesk with be treated as confidential.
Maarten Roos was educated at Leiden University and Guangzhou`s Sun-Yat-Sen University. He advises and represents Western companies with business interest in China, mainly relating to investment projects and corporate activities, intellectual property rights protection, employment issues and dispute resolution. He has worked on numerous complex transactions including M&A deals, corporate (re-)structuring and company liquidations, and frequently represents foreign clients in negotiations with Chinese business partners and government officials. Maarten also serves on the supervisory board of the subsidiaries of several mulitnational companies.
Maarten founded R&P China lawyers in 2010 as the first foreign-managed Chinese law firm in Shanghai, advising international companies on Chinese legal issues and representing them in court, arbitration and negotiations with government departments. In September 2012 Kluwer Law published his first book: "Chinese Commercial Law: A Practical Guide", which offers insight to Chinese law and practice for international companies that trade with or invest in China, covering subjects such as investment, joint ventures, M&A transactions, IP protection, dealing with disputes, financing subsidiaries and tax compliance.
Maarten has worked in the Chinese legal industry since 2002 and is fluent in English, Dutch and Mandarin Chinese.
Registration and cancellation
China IPR SME Helpdesk events are available to European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and SME intermediary organisations such as embassies or consulates, chambers of commerce and trade associations only. China IPR SME Helpdesk events are closed to law firms and consultants who offer IPR services. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend please register by emailing email@example.com with the name and date of the event in the subject line and your company information. You will receive a confirmation email. Because places are limited, in the case of unexpected cancellations please inform the Helpdesk as soon as possible.
About the China IPR Helpdesk
The China IPR SME Helpdesk provides free information, first-line advice and training to SMEs to protect and enforce their IPR in China. The Helpdesk’s services are free to European SMEs and SME intermediaries (including EU embassies) and includes training events in China and Europe; online tools and materials at www.china-iprhelpdesk.eu and tailored advice from our expert by phone, Email or though the website.
Because places are limited, in the case of unexpected cancellations please inform the Helpdesk as soon as possible.