26.11.16 00:53 Age: 267 days
Edward Lehman Speaks at the Global Intellectual Property Ecology Congress
Beijing, China, Saturday 26th November 2016, Edward Lehman, our Managing Director, was invited to appear and present at the Global Intellectual Property Ecology Congress to discuss Trademarks in Business Transactions in China. It was a lively event with over 600 people in attendance. You can read more about the event here.
IP can form a valuable asset for many companies. Trademarks in particular routinely present themselves in various types of business transactions.
At the event, Edward discussed the following topics related to IP in China:
· Evaluating your IP portfolio;
· Maintenance of trademarks;
· Valuing trademarks;
· First time registration of trademarks;
· Acquisition of trademarks;
· Due diligence;
· Trademark ownership transfers;
· Trademark Licensing; and
· Coexistence agreements.
Following the event Edward said:
“I have been in this filed for a very long time and I have seen things develop over the years. The practise of Trademark Law is becoming more prominent and sophisticated each year. At this time, China registers more trademarks than anywhere else in the world and the practise of trademark law in China is diversifying. It is an exciting time to be working in this field in China and I want to help people learn more about it.”
Edward is a member of INTA, a global trademark attorney association. Edward was lucky enough to accompany his father, also an intellectual property attorney to the first INTA conference in 1974, then called the USTA, which took place in Florida. The INTA website can be viewed here.
Edward Lehman holds the distinction of being China's longest serving Managing Director for any law firm (Chinese or foreign) over the years, Edward Lehman has received recognition from his peers for his long term work in China. Edward Lehman has been a Legal Commentator for China Central Television for 14+ years and a 25+ year resident of mainland China. Videos of Edward Lehman on CCTV’s Dialogue can be found here.
LEHMAN, LEE & XU is a licensed People’s Republic of China law firm. The firm is globally recognised within the IP field and represents Fortune 500 Companies. The Firm was founded in Shanghai in 1992 as one of the first private law firms in China.
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