Free advice for businesses looking to trade in China

Small businesses in Derbyshire considering manufacturing or selling their products and services in China are invited to a free masterclass led by the China-Britain Business Council.

The seminar, which will cover the topic of contracting and intellectual property, and be held between 8.30am and 1.30pm on 18 May 2018 at County Hall in Matlock.

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are commonly cited as one of the major deterrents for companies new to working in China. Although China's system for IPR protection is improving, challenges remain, and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are advised to take necessary precautions before entering the market.

Among the speakers at the event will be experienced legal experts offering advice about contracting in China and how firms can protect their intellectual property rights there.

Our Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Councillor Tony King, said:

"Protecting intellectual property rights is a key issue for companies across different sectors.

"For many firms, legal uncertainty and concerns about the protection of their company's intellectual property rights (IPR) are enough to dissuade them from doing business in China.

"But with proper guidance and planning, most small businesses can mitigate this risk. So we're delighted to be working with the China-Britain Business Council to provide free much-needed advice and guidance to help local businesses prosper in China."

Businesses are advised to book early as spaces are limited.

Book your place at the contracting and intellectual property workshop (opens in a new window).

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