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Symposium of Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement in Europe

By Hongddan Xie
Symposium of Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement in Europe
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
November 18, 2011 (Friday)
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
The intellectual property system is facing an increasing number of challenges. The Conference will open with a discussion by a panel of senior IP professionals from AIPEX (an alliance of European firms, covering all European Intellectual Property needs at one address by combining extensive local knowledge and expertise of all European countries in an one stop solution). The Conference is opened to entrepreneurs, professionals, and UNNE students and staff interested in intellectual property and its enforcements across all technical fields in Europe.
Already, the Conference has some exciting speakers secured:
Ø       Mrs. Béatrice ORÈS, Chartered French & European Patent Attorney, is managing partner of French firm Cabinet Orès Patent & Trademark Attorneys.  She gives lectures especially relating to Industrial Property Rights concerning Pharmacy and Biotechnology.
Ø       Dr. Bernhard Pfleiderer, German & European Patent Attorney, is a partner of German firm Prinz & Partner.
Ø       Dr. Ian Lambert, Chartered U.K. and European Patent Attorney, is a partner of  U.K. firm Wynne-Jones, Lainé & James LLP. He acts for a wide range of clients including multinationals, SMEs and universities. Ian has represented clients at Opposition and Appeal hearings before the European Patent Office.
Ø       Mrs. Anne Laarman, European and Benelux trademark and design attorney since 1987, is a partner of Netherland firm Algemeen Octrooi- en Merkenbureau (AOMB). Work fields: trademark and design law; copyright law, licences and plant breeder's rights.
The Symposium is organized by DAN, SAMS & ASSOCIATES and hosted by the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.  If you are interested in this upcoming symposium, please contact Summit F. GAO for registration, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  fax: 0574-8696-0465  tel: 0574-8773-9520.

The 15th Ningbo International Fashion Fair opened

On October 20, the 15th Ningbo International Fashion Fair opened in Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center. Lu Yongxiang, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and other Zhejang and Ningbo provincial government officials including Wang Huizhong, Mao Guanglie and Liu Qi announced the opening of the fair.

The fair has 8 exhibition areas with 8,220 exhibition stalls. It is a meeting of 316 brands of 392 enterprises from over 20 provinces of China and over 10 countries and Taiwan and Hong Kong. The products on the fair range from garments, clothes machines, and materials and accessories. 50% of the enterprises are from Ningbo, 25% are from other places in China, and 25% from foreign enterprises. The theme for the fair is “Innovation of Fashion and Ningbo”. With the exhibitions and a series of trade activities, it aims to carry forward the fashion culture of Ningbo, promote industrial upgrading of the garment industry, and increase the international competitiveness of the industry. With the fair, Ningbo is trying to turn itself into a city strong for the clothes industry.

Zhenhai aiding college graduates' business establishment

The other day, Zhenhai District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau signed cooperation agreements with Ningbo University, Ningbo University of Technology, Zhejiang Institute of Textile and Garment and Zhejiang Business Technology Institute, aiming to make the Zhenhai College Graduates Business Park as to the base to help college graduates to establish their business. On the same day, four college graduates from the schools signed agreements to open their businesses in the park.

Zhenhai College Graduates Business Park, founded in June 2009, is Ningbo's first business park for college graduates. At present, the park has an area of about 10,000 sq m, and has over 90 enterprises in it. It is today the largest business park for college graduates in Ningbo. Every year, the district arranges funds of 2 million yuan for subsidies to the businesses by college graduates that operate normally three months after they are settled in the park, each subsidy ranging from 20,000 to 200,000 yuan. The district also practices a series of preferential policies for the businesses in collateral for loans, discount loans, subsidies for offices rents, social security, tax exemption and support to R&D programs.

According to the agreements with the four colleges, the local government and the colleges involved should cooperate in such fields as the professional education, business establishment, and guidance and services, so as to make college graduates more competent in establishing business.

Reportedly, most companies owned by college graduates in the park are set up by those from educational institutions in Ningbo.

Headquarters Building of International Ningbo Merchants Association laid down its foundation in Ningbo

On morning of October 18, the foundation laying ceremony for the Headquarters Building of International Ningbo Merchants Association was held in Eastern New Town of Ningbo. Liu Qi, Vice Secretary of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Ningbo, Chow Yei Ching, first President of International Ningbo Merchants Association, Li Dak Sum, honorary president of International Ningbo Merchants Association, Anna Pao, honorary president of International Ningbo Merchants Association, made spoke at the ceremony. Yang Xiaodu, Member of the Standing Committee of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and director of United Front Work Department of Shanghai Party Committee, attended the ceremony.

It is reported that the Headquarters Building of International Ningbo Merchants Association is a representative project invested by Ningbo merchants in Eastern New Town of Ningbo. The building covers an area of 13,800 sq m. It is 130 meters high, with the coverage area amounting to 90,000 sq meters. As an office and apartment building, it will house the club of International Ningbo Merchants Association, to be an important meeting place for Ningbo merchants.

Summit of E-business of Fashion Industry 2011 to open in Ningbo

From related department it is learned that the Summit of E-business of Fashion Industry 2011 & E-purchasing Fair of Chinese Fashion Industry is to open in Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center on October 20. It is reported that this will be the first summit and purchasing fair to be held in a fashion festival in China.

As an important part of the 15th Ningbo International Fashion Festival, the Summit of E-business of Fashion Industry is hosted by the organization committee of Ningbo International Fashion Festival, China E-business Research Center and China Fashion Website. Themed on "the way for the fashion industry to welcome the e-business", the summit aims to promote the communications of the traditional fashion enterprises and the e-businesses and thus promote the e-business of the fashion enterprises of Ningbo

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