UK-China Voice


Roundtable: IP Protection Strategies and Implementation in China

11 Aug 2023 09:00 - 14:30
  • Member Price: FREE
  • In-person event

This event is exclusive for members and by invitation only. 

  • By invitation only

Event details

BritCham Shanghai is delighted to host our 3rd advocacy roundtable discussion, organised in partnership with CBBC and the Department of Business & Trade (DBT), on the topic of “IP Protection Strategies and Implementation in China”

This roundtable is one of the ‘Industrial White Papers’ series. The papers will be shared ONLY with DBT and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) colleagues both in the Embassy & Whitehall to guide and influence opinion and decision making on each topic.

The IP roundtable on 11 August will invite a small group of UK companies representing various industries who have concerns on IP topics, especially on hi-tech-related subjects. Samuel Stone, Intellectual Property Attaché, China, British Embassy Beijing will travel to Shanghai to attend this session. The following topics/ areas will be discussed at the roundtable:

  • Trade secret protection
  • Forced-tech transfer concerns
  • Issues when competing/ working with Chinese private/ state-own companies (e.g. new trends of malicious competition behaviour, regional protectionism in enforcement, etc.)
  • Burden/ concern that discouraging companies from bringing in emerging technology/ product

This session is convened under strict Chatham House rules to facilitate open discussion.

This event is by invitation only. 

The Speaker

Samuel Stone, Intellectual Property Attaché, China, British Embassy Beijing

Samuel was appointed as the Intellectual Property Attaché to China in 2021 and is responsible for the UK’s intellectual property engagement in China. The UK Intellectual Property Office has posted an attaché team to China since 2011, to enhance engagement on intellectual property rights and provide support to UK businesses operating in the market.

Before joining the Intellectual Property Office, Samuel worked in the UK Department for International Trade on trade policy and market access issues in relation to the Chinese market. Prior to this, Samuel worked as a policy professional in the UK Civil Service across areas including energy policy, tax policy, and EU-exit implementation.


  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Roundtable for AE&M & Tech sectors
  • 12.30 pm – 14.30 pm – Roundtable for Consumer & SME sectors


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