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IP Infringements on E-Commerce Platforms

As the world becomes even more interconnected by trade, so does the scourge of counterfeits as it flows through legitimate supply chains and undermine consumer confidence. What are the mechanisms available to brand owners and consumers to tackle this problem?

Collaborating with South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk, EuroCham hosted a seminar on how to manage IP infringements on e-commerce platforms and the experts invited included, Nora Bihari, Project Manager (South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk) at EuroCham Vietnam, Sven-Erik Batenburg, Director of Legal & International Affairs at EuroCham Korea, as well as Max Ng, Managing Director of Gateway Law Corporation who shared with us some quick notes on copyright and trademark infringements, remedies as well as the challenges commonly faced in different jurisdictions.

 

 

Programme

08:00 AM – 08:30 AM: Registrations
08:30 AM – 08:40 AM: Welcome and opening remarks
08:40 AM – 09:20 AM: IP infringements on e-commerce platforms
09:20 AM – 09:50 AM: Industry sharing and case examples
09:50 AM – 10:00 AM: Joint Q&A

Meet the speakers

MAX NG
Managing Director
Gateway Law Corporation

Max is the Managing Director of Gateway Law and Gateway IP Services, a boutique intellectual property (“IP”) and technology law practice, headquartered in Singapore with offices and associates in the region including Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Max’s practice revolves around patents and trademarks and other IP litigation and enforcement actions. Max also has expertise in licensing, franchising, technology and telecommunications law. Max has appeared before the Singapore High Court in numerous IP cases, and is also listed as a leading lawyer in publications such as Legal Who’s Who, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia, Legal Who’s Who Singapore, and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. Max is the lead author of the book “Intellectual Property”, and has regularly counselled and advised numerous clients ranging from start-ups to multinationals to listed corporations and tertiary institutions on protecting, enforcing and commercialising their intellectual property. Max is also a Registered Patent Agent and has often been invited to speak on legal, intellectual property and technology law-related topics. He also occasionally renders his services by judging at competitions and providing legal guidance pro bono at various entrepreneurship forums.

JUSTIN LEE
Legal Associate
Gateway Law Corporation

Justin is a legal associate at Gateway Law Corporation where his practice revolves around Intellectual Property (IP) law, telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) law, litigation, as well as corporate and commercial matters. His clients in these areas includes one of the world’s largest franchisers, as well as a number of leading international law firms. In addition, he also assists a number of start-ups, enterprises, private individuals, corporations, and government agencies in the areas of licensing, franchising, as well as due diligence and other corporate advisory work.

Justin also advises several clients including multinational corporations on matters such as copyright and other forms of IP infringement, and on safe harbour provisions, personal data protection issues, and on employment related matters.

SVEN-ERIK BATENBURG
Director of Legal & International Affairs, EuroCham Korea
European Chamber of Commerce in 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.

 

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