Legal 101: How successful start-ups attract investors from the Intellectual Property (“IP”) Protection perspective?

Partnered with Eversheds Sutherland

About this course

What to learn

1. Why is IP important to start-ups?
2. Types of IP: registrable vs unregistrable
     - Patent
     - Trade mark
     - Design
     - Copyright
3. Critical IP issues from an investor’s perspective:
     - Common types of commercial IP transactions
     - IP due diligence
     - Ownership of IP rights 

Date:  17 Sept 2021 

Time:  15:30 – 17:00 

Format: Online

Language: English

$100 per head
- 100% refund to eligible participants (i.e. Cyberport incubatees/ CCMF grantees/ Alumni/ Smart-Space Tenants) according to Cyberport Academy attendance policy.
- non-refundable for the public

*Cyberport reserves the right to charge the original price if applicants does not belong to his/her category.
*All monies collected will be used for Cyberport’s public mission start-up events and activities.


Under 2 hours
No credit


Deadline: 17 Sep 2021



Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
Winnie is a brand specialist with 20 years of experience.  She handles all types of brand-related matters for global and local clients including cross-border brand protection, brand-related transactions and brand portfolio management.  Winnie is responsible for our trade mark, domain name, copyright and design prosecution practice in Great China.  She also counsel on trade secret, company name hijacking, anti-counterfeiting and other IP enforcement matters in Asia.


Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
Koon-yiu advises on both contentious and non-contentious IP matters for a broad range of clients, from global high-tech industries to local financial institutions.  He also advises on regulatory matters relating to fintech, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.  Prior to his legal career, Koon-yiu had gained a decade’s of professional experience as an academic researcher at Cambridge University and as a public administrator and technology consultant with the Innovation & Technology Commission and the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

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