Sino-UK Executive Course on International Trade IP


Ⅰ Objective


Derived from its sought after two-week short programmes, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London has tailored this three-day advanced training course in the area of Intellectual Property (IP) law for the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, in particular the Shanghai International Trade Service Base for Overseas Intellectual Property Rights Protection. The course, CCLS’ first voluntary project in Mainland China, not only provides in depth discussions on the contemporary issues of IP but also offers a holistic view of the universe of law within which IP law operates and evolves. As such, it is structured around the theoretical knowledge and more importantly practical skills that are required.


The objective of the CCLS course is threefold:

Firstly, to enhance the participants’ knowledge of IP law from an international perspective, adopting a comparative approach to different legal systems, with an emphasis on English law and European law;

Secondly, to improve the understanding of IP dispute and settlement against the background of world trade and globalization;

Thirdly, to prepare the participants for legal actions in the field of IP, focusing on the art of legal interpretation, legal reasoning and legal argumentation, and;

Finally, to enrich the participants’ expertise in IP law, adopting a case study approach to provide practical training on all key aspects of IP law.


Upon the completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts peculiar to different legal systems and traditions;

Use effectively certain legal professional skills including critical analysis and logical argument;

Apply their knowledge in the area of IP law by building persuasive arguments and proposing solutions to legal problems.


Ⅱ Administration


The award of CCLS certificate in completion will be dependent upon satisfaction of the participants’ attendance and performance.


Ⅲ Time Schedule


Morning session: 9:00-12:00 (3.0 hours)

Lunch break: 12:00-13:30

Afternoon session: 13:30-16:30 (3.0 hours)


Ⅳ Programme (July 2-4, 2018)


DAY 1: Intellectual Property Law I  (Monday, 2nd July)

Opening Ceremony

Morning session: Introduction to IP and Brexit

- Introduction to UK Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)

- Brexit and IP

- Introduction to ‘Case Study’

Afternoon session: IP against the Background of World Trade

- Trade between China and United States, and its relationship with IP

- Recent Trade Disputes and Resolution


DAY 2 - Intellectual Property Law II(Tuesday 3rd July)

Morning session: Topical Issues in IP Protection with “Case Study”

Exploiting Intellectual Property Rights Globally: IP Protection for Software-based Products and Services

- Free and Open Source Software: Law, Policy and Practice

Afternoon session: Topical Issues in IP Protection with “Case Study”

- IP Issues in relation to M&A

- Protection of trade secrets in the EU


DAY 3 - Intellectual Property Law III(Wednesday 4th July)

Morning session: Topical Issues in IP Protection with “Case Study”

- Trademark protection: Present and Future

- Seminar

Afternoon session: International Issues:

- Software Licensing Issues in the UK

- Discussions

Closing Ceremony


Ⅴ Lecturing Professors


Professor John Hull


Professor John Hull is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute. John is also a Consultant in the IP and Commercial Team in Farrer & Co. He has over 30 years experience of IP and IT —both contentious and non-contentious.

He is also an acknowledged expert in aspects of public law, particularly relating to universities, research based organisations, medical institutions and charities.

Recent examples of John's work are: Advising a university on the application of European Directives to its profession-based courses; Advising a medical college on the patentability of a model for trauma-based teaching; Representing a client in the Patents County Court on a case involving copyright ownership of film footage; A high court trade mark infringement action for a client in the property sector; Representing an NHS Trust in a Freedom Information Act case in the Information Tribunal; Acting for a university in defending an action on the applicability of regulations relating to postgraduate medical training; Drafting a suite of agreements giving web-based access to psychometric testing tools. John has been published in the “Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing” in January 2013 writing Chapter 7 “The licensing of trade secrets and know-how.’


Professor David Musker


David Musker is the Professor of International Design Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) and European Copyright and Design Reports (ECDR). His book Community Design Law: Principles and Practice has been cited with approval by the High Court of England and Wales, the courts of Poland and the Netherlands and OHIM’s Boards of Appeal.

He lectures, or has lectured, at the Universities of Alicante, Bristol and Oxford, at ETH in Zurich and at CEIPI in Strasbourg.

A patent and trade mark attorney, he is a member (and former Chair) of the Designs and Copyright Committee and the Higher Education Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), a member (and former President) of the Designs Commission of the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property (UNION) and a member of the Design Working Group of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA). He also sits as a Board Member of the UK Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg).

His research interests include comparative and international design law, Unitary Patents, Intellectual Property professionals (in particular regulation and legal professional privilege), and Intellectual Property procedural law.


Dr. Yuanzhen Cai


Dr. Yuanzhen Cai is the lecturer at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Law School. He received his bachelor degree of Science (Chemistry) and Arts (History) from the Ohio State University, the LL.M. degree for Intellectual Property Law from the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and the Ph.D. degree for Civil and Commercial Law from Peking University. His major research interest is Intellectual Property, including copyright law, patent law, and fundamental theories of IP. He used to participate extensively in the research projects hosted by the International Institute for Intellectual Property of Peking University for five years, publishing a variety of papers on academicliteratures, while also hosting a research project assigned by the China Law Society. Dr. Cai is the instructor of a few undergraduate and graduate courses delivered in English, including IP Law, Civil Law and Legal English.


Dr. Jingling Wang


Dr. Jingling Wang is the lecturer at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Law School. She has received her Juris Doctor degree from University of California and a PhD degree in Physiology from University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining SUFE, she was working as a scientific researcher in the field of biology and medicine in both University of Wisconsin and California Institute of Technology, as well as participating in various legislative projects at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Her major research interest is Intellectual Property, including IP issues involved in international trade, drug patent protection and public health, and IP-related issues in Chinese Free Trade Zones. Dr. Wang has a series of publications including the Journal of Customs and Trade, and has accomplished various research projects entrusted by the Shanghai Law Society. She is also the instructor of a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses delivered in English, including Comparative IP Law, Comparative Contract Law, International Trade Law, Introduction to Common Law, Contract Law, etc.


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Published:2018-06-03 Hit:1147

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