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Past Event
20 September 2012


  • Benjamin Choi
    T +852 2843 2555

How Does Software Piracy Affect Your Business? From the Standpoint of Manufacturers, Exporters and Other Parties in the Supply Chain

Use of unauthorized software is illegal in Hong Kong and China. But do you know use of unauthorized software by anyone whose goods or services are supplied to the US may constitute an unfair trade practice under the new US unfair competition laws and may lead to detention of goods, financial liability and injunctions against further sales?

This seminar is intended to give you an overview of the latest software piracy laws in Hong Kong and China and more importantly, to discuss how does the new US anti-piracy approach under unfair competition laws impact on manufacturers, exporters and other parties involved in the supply chain in Asia. We also wish to take this opportunity to share with a group of in-house counsel, IT audit teams and management personnel of manufacturers and exporters as well as other supply chain professionals about the best practices to protect your business from software piracy liabilities.

This seminar, which carries 1.5 CPD points, is free of charge. A light lunch (sandwiches, snacks and drinks) will be provided.

Outline of the Seminar

  1. What is software piracy?
  2. Why does software piracy concern your business?
  3. How do the new US unfair competition laws impact manufacturing and export businesses in Asia?
  4. Who should be concerned about the new US anti-piracy approach?
  5. Can we turn the new legal risk into a business edge?
  6. Global trend

Benjamin Choi

Alan Chiu

CPD Points
Under application

Date & Time
Thursday, 20 September 2012

12:30 p.m. Registration and sandwich lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Seminar

Mayer Brown JSM
18th Floor, Prince's Building
10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong

Please register by using the button below.

For additional information, please contact Doris Fu at or +852 2843 2301.

Learn more about our Intellectual Property & Information Technology Practice Group.

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