Why The Law Matters In Hardware

Why The Law Matters In Hardware

Held: 14th February 2016

Venue: Maker Hive

This fascinating talk, which took place at the MakerHive in Hong Kong, attempted to answer the titular question: does the law matter to a startup? Specifically, it covered the law as it relates to tech startups operating in China.

This fascinating talk, which took place at the MakerHive in Hong Kong, attempted to answer the titular question: does the law matter to a startup? Specifically, it covered the law as it relates to tech startups operating in China.

When starting a new business, there are of course many laws that might apply to you, regardless of your industry. The law will be involved with everything from initially registering your business, to employing staff, to knowing what you can and can’t sell in any given region.

Chris Sykes took over this talk last minute after the planned speaker, Daniel Walker, had to drop out. Chris is co-founder and Head of Legal at Dragon Law, so he knows a thing or two about the law as it pertains to business. He says that the tech industry is what really excites him, in particular due to the incredible potential that technology has to transform the way we do business.

Key Takeaways

The talk touched on a few key points. One major point among them was the importance of legal protection, and how this could be seen as a form of insurance for businesses.

Of course Chris also spoke about one of the bigger issues affecting startups in Hong Kong: intellectual property. He emphasized the importance of protecting IPs, even when the business seems too small to need such protection!

Finally, Chris discussed some case studies and talked about how to find legal help via a consultancy agreement or through other means.

For anyone interested in selling in China, and for those who want to make sure their business is compliant and copyright protected, this is a must-watch talk. Be sure to check out the event video if you weren’t able to make the event in person!

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