How to Protect Your IP in and from China: Barcelona, Spain, December 16

Barcelona hardware IPOn December 16, I will be speaking in one of my favorite cities on one of my favorite topics: How to protect your IP in and from China. My talk will focus on protecting intellectual property related to hard03ware and Internet of Things Products (IoT), but it will have uniform application to pretty much any product or service. Go here to register.

My talk is a Hardware Massive Event (a truly great group — I spoke at Hardware Massive-Shenzhen just last month), and Hardware Massive describes it as follows:

Our featured speaker will be Dan Harris, the founding member of Harris Bricken (, an international law firm with offices in Seattle, Barcelona, Beijing, Portland, and San Francisco that focuses on representing European and American companies overseas and foreign (including Chinese companies) in the US. Dan writes and speaks extensively on international law, with a focus on protecting foreign businesses in their overseas operations. He is also a prolific and widely followed blogger, writing as the co-author of the award-winning China Law Blog.

Dan has been interviewed on international law issues by Fortune Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CBC, BBC World, Forbes Magazine, and CNN, among others. A number of his articles on international law have been published in leading publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Law Reports, Forbes Magazine, and the National Law Journal.

Talk Description:  Whether producing goods in China or selling to the Chinese market, foreign companies that engage in business with China need to know how to protect their technology and other intellectual property from being counterfeited, pirated, or otherwise misappropriated. There are substantial risks companies must identify and address to protect their valuable IP assets. Deals made in China can threaten IP rights not just in China, but in markets around the world. Understanding the Chinese IP landscape and how to manage the pertinent issues can go a long way to safeguarding your valuable IP interests.

A recent Quartz Magazine story stated that the best way to deal with China IP theft is basically to enjoy it because there is little you can do about it. Chinese companies will do everything they can to relieve you of your IP, and our speaker does not dispute that. But instead of just allowing your IP to be taken, Dan vehemently contends that your taking just a few rather basic legal steps can protect your IP. It doesn’t make sense for you to go through all the trouble to create and develop your product just to give it away. In his talk, Dan will discuss ways to protect your IP in and from China. He will provide methods that are doable and that actually work, even for startups having their products made in China.

The event agenda is as follows:
17:45-18:00: Registration & Networking
18:00-18:10: Opening Remarks by Ignasi Pascual
18:10-19:00: Dan Harris: “How to Protect your IP from China” w/ Q&A’s
19:00-20:00: Drinks w/ Networking and 1-on-1 questions


For more information about this event, please go here. I hope to see you there!


This article was written by Dan Harris and published on China Law Blog. Original Post:      

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Dan Harris

Dan Harris is internationally regarded as a leading authority on legal matters related to doing business in China and in other emerging economies in Asia. Forbes Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Economist, CNBC, The New York Times, and many other major media players, have looked to him for his perspective on international law issues.

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