IP protection forum

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 December, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 December, 2007, 12:00am

International and local industry experts will join hands for the first time in the city to address the latest issues on intellectual property (IP) protection at a forum next week.

Experts will come from areas ranging from Naxos, a world leader of recorded classical music, to well-known film production company Mei Ah Entertainment Group.

The symposium's chairman of intellectual property, Andrew Liao Cheung-sing, said the forum would link people from various sectors to share views on deployment and protection of intellectual property in today's business world.

'It further integrates design with technology and modern business. The forum used to be held by a specific industry in the past,' he said.

The forum, called the Intellectual Property Management Symposium, will be held next Thursday as part of the Business of Design Week. The new full-day forum includes two seminars covering brands and product and design.

Naxos founder Klaus Heymann is one of the speakers.

The German-born entrepreneur, who is based in Hong Kong, established Naxos as a world leader in music education and recorded classical music.

John Howkins, author of The Creative Economy, will be another keynote speakers at the forum. He has been an adviser to the ABC, BBC and CBS television networks and the European Commission.

Other participants include Mei Ah Entertainment Group, Nokia, Warner Brothers and PCCW.