A cyberattack resulting in the theft or infringement of intellectual property (IP) can severely damage businesses as IP is often the main asset of SMEs, driving innovation, growth and differentiation. Trade secrets, that often give SMEs a competitive advantage over competitors, are especially vulnerable to cyber-theft, as the protection of these relies on them remaining a secret. While Chinese IP laws and regulations have significantly improved, cyber-theft and other online IP infringements remain an issue.
The current coronavirus situation that is forcing many companies to ask their employees to work from home further exacerbates cybersecurity risks to IP as staff might use their personal laptops, which mean that they might not have the same security measures on their computers, or they might choose to use programs which could pose a security risk. Thus, now is the right time to learn about cybersecurity risks to IP and what SMEs can do to protect their businesses.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce and China IPR SME Helpdesk are delighted to invite you to attend the webinar on Cybersecurity and IP Protection in China on 19 March at 16:00 (Beijing time).
During this webinar, China IPR SME Helpdesk external expert Mr. Daniel De Prado Escudero will give an overview of IP protection against online crimes including cyber-theft, focusing mainly on trade secret protection. Mr. Escudero will provide tips on how SMEs can protect trade secrets from cyber-theft in China and what steps SMEs could take in the case that cyber-theft of trade secrets has already occurred. In addition, Mr. Escudero will also discuss the recent changes in China's legislation improving trade secret protection.
Agenda of the webinar
16:00 – 16:05 Welcome speech
16:05 – 16: 45 Presentation Cybersecurity and IP Protection in China by Daniel De Prado Escudero
16:45 – 17:00 Q&A Session
Once registered, an email will be sent with all the instructions how to get connected to the webinar from wherever you are in the world!