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Doing Business in China: Protecting Your IP

20 Jan 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm MST

Event Details

This event featuring George C. Tai from Dentons Canada LLP will provide an overview of the importance of intellectual property (“IP”) protection in China. In addition, the presentation will highlight exposure points for IP infringement, ways to protect IP, and trends in enforcing IP infringement claims in China. Do not miss out on this presentation if you are looking to expand your business abroad to China. 


George C. Tai, Partner

Dentons Canada LLP


George's practice centers on Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities, Corporate Finance and Corporate/commercial transactions, primarily in the energy and technology sectors. George also has extensive experience advising technology companies having successfully negotiated complex licensing contracts, service agreements and software development agreements domestically and internationally with numerous multinational original equipment manufacturers, telecommunications companies and software companies.


George has experience in structuring and negotiating international commercial transactions, advising a number of Canadian-based clients on transactions in Asia, and with Asian-based clients pursuing investments and business opportunities in Canada. George is the co-lead of Dentons' Canada's China Services Desk, which focuses on cross border transactions with China, both inbound into Canada from China and outbound from China into Canada, with his area of expertise in the biotech, cleantech and agritech transactions.  He is also the co-lead of the Calgary office’s Venture Tech Practice Group which provides legal expertise to startup technology companies and a member of Dentons Canada’s National Board.


George has served as a director and a corporate secretary on a number of TSX and TSXV listed oil and gas companies and technology companies. George is currently a member of Dentons Canada's Regional Board.


Prior to joining Dentons as a partner, George was the financial managing partner of a Calgary-based mid-sized law firm. George held several leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer of a NASDAQ software company where he was responsible for operations of seven offices worldwide (four of which were in Asia) and subsequently appointed as Chairman of the Board. He was also the Co-Founder and Vice-President of a TSX listed venture capital mutual fund, advising the board of directors on investments in biotech companies, healthcare companies and software companies.



Please note this event is offered as in-person (max 30) and online (via Zoom unlimited) 

Please sign up using the ticket specific to your choice. 

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20 Jan 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm MST

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Due to Covid-19, physical attenance at this event will be limited to a first come first serve clause for up to 30 members. 

If you attend in person you will be sent a link from Dentons closer to the date. Please submit the Covid-19 form before entering the Dentons office