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Friday, December 16, 2016From 17:45 to 20:00


MOB Bailén
Carrer de Bailèn, 11, 08010 Barcelona, Spain


Join us at MOB (Makers Of Barcelona) Friday Dec 16 after work for drinks before heading out for the weekend! Come network and learn from an international guest speaker over drinks.

Our featured speaker will be Dan Harris, the founding member of Harris Bricken (www.harrisbricken.com), an international boutique law firm with offices in Seattle, Barcelona, Beijing, Portland, and San Francisco, that represents 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. www.chinalawblog.com

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

This event is powered by:
• Falken Technologies brings a new perspective to the Consumer and Industrial technical markets. Electronic Engineering Consultants. We listen our customer specifications , we design , we create and we prototype products with high expertise on Electronics, Firmware and Embedded Products. www.falken.tech
• MOB (Makers of Barcelona) is one of the largest co-working spaces in the world. Because We believe in the power of communities like yours, We want You to take over the world from any of our two spaces. Let's make, explore, connect, and collaborate together. www.mob-barcelona.com

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