Evidence is a key element of litigation. This is more than true in counterfeiting cases.
In France, the procedural weapons offered to the plaintiff facilitate the demonstration of the infringement while, in China, it is generally up to the parties of litigation to collect evidence on their own.
In this case, how to obtain evidence in the hands of the infringers in a lawful manner? You need lawyers, investigators and notaries: lawyers determine and indicate what relevant evidence to collect and require, investigators use their ways to obtain them and notaries certify that the evidence collected is authentic and lawful.
This topic will be addressed by 4 intellectual property specialists during a CCI FRANCE CHINE Intellectual Property Working Group on Wednesday October 31st in Beijing:
Céline THIRAOUNNHO, senior intellectual property (IP) counselor of LLR China.
LIU Daochen, senior partner of Beijing Handing United Law Firm.
Andrew HOULBROOK, director of PSU Business Intelligence and Investigations
YU Kun, senior Chinese notary of Beijing Changan Notary Office.
Our specialists, Clémence Vallée-Thiollier and Qiang Cen, will participate in the French Health Tour 2018, a one-day crash course dedicated to innovative biotech and medtech companies who will:
Learn more about partnering opportunities in China
Learn from the experience of successful French companies in China
Learn from experts about best practices (regulatory, IP, market access, etc.).
Clémence VALLEE, a French and European Patent Attorney who spent several years working in Beijing and still works closely with LLR China to serve French and European companies who want to develop strategic partnerships and raise funds in China, and Qiang CEN, an IP Legal Counsel, will point out stereotypes and share recommendations on intellectual property in China.
This event is organised, among others, by the CNCPI and the Paris Bar with support from the Ministry of Justice.
The goal of this international symposium is to promote the French capital as a center where industrial property litigations, in particular international ones, can be settled; and to identify how to consolidate Paris’s status as a leading European business-friendly hub with a robust legal system.