Australia-China Dialogue: IP protection and border enforcement

October 31 2017

The China Law Research Group in the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Faculty of Law together with the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) hosted the second Chinese-Australian Dialogue on Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and Border Enforcement. This was a continuation of the 2014 Dialogue with Australian Border Force, various business organisations, IP Legal Experts and Chinese counterparts.

Now that Australia and China have a free trade agreement in place and China has formulated a set of policies aimed at strengthening trans-regional customs cooperation to support the Belt and Road Initiative, this Dialogue provided an opportunity to consider developments in IP protection and border enforcement. It brought together Chinese and Australian representatives from industry, government and academia to discuss the legal and policy issues and potential solutions relating to cross-border enforcement of IP rights between China and Australia.

Professor The Hon Bob Carr, Director of ACRI, presented opening remarks.


The speakers were:

David Bennett, Intellectual Property Counsellor to China, IP Australia

Joshua Hutton, Director of Regulated Goods, Traveller, Customs & Industry Policy Division, Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Judge Guohong Lan, Beijing Intellectual Property Court

Bruce McLaughlin, Principal, Sinogie Consulting

Heath Michael, Director of Policy, Government and Corporate Relations, Australian Retailers Association

Professor Natalie Stoianoff, Director IP Program, Convenor China Law Research Group

Genevieve Wilkinson, Quentin Bryce Scholar, UTS Faculty of Law

Professor Yu Xiang, Director of Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

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October 31 2017
UTS Faculty of Law
Building 5, Block B, Moot Court (5B.01.002)
Corner of Quay St & Ultimo Rd
Haymarket NSW 2007