The IPR Committee will host a teleconference with Mr Sven-Erik Batenburg, Director of Legal and International Affairs at EuroCham Korea who will brief members on the latest IPR developments in South Korea.
Topics that will be discussed include:
1) IP enforcement by customs in South Korea
2) Briefing on annual report by Korea Customs
3) International mail destruction for infringed items detected
4) Customs report issued by the EU
5) Broader hurdles companies face in Korea
This teleconference is open to EuroCham members only.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Mr. Sven-Erik Batenburg
Director of Legal & International Affairs, EuroCham Korea
Mr. Sven-Erik Batenburg is the Director of Legal & International Affairs at the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea, a nonprofit organization for companies conducting business in or related to Korea.
In such capacity, Mr. Batenburg operates ECCK’s IPR Committee, which provides assistance to member companies facing intellectual property issues, serves as the prime communication channel with government authorities on IP matters and raises public awareness of IP challenges and the impact of the counterfeit industry. The Committee has been responsible for the initiation of
the ‘Seoul Low Visibility’ project, the development and operation of three-day IP Capacity Building workshops and engagement with online intermediaries on online enforcement.
As former Intellectual Property Manager at JT International, Mr. Batenburg was responsible for protecting and expanding the trademark portfolios of various renowned global fast-moving consumer brands. Prior to that, Mr. Batenburg worked as Legal Staff at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where he was in charge of the “.NL” domain name dispute resolution system.
Mr. Batenburg holds a Master’s degree in Information Law from the University of Amsterdam.