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[Med04] International Professional Mediation Specialization Course in Intellectual Property

Next round (Hong Kong):

  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Code: Med04-03H-0421
  • Class: 3 Lessons
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Date: 9, 16 & 23 April 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Fee: Non-member: HKD$3,600; IDRRMI, HKMC members: HKD$3,300
  • Deadline: 1 April 2021

Please refer to the details below

Course Description

Protection of intellectual property (IP) is important as it fosters innovation. Without proper IP protection on innovations in business and product development, owners’ benefits and values would be challenged by different risks, and this is one of the reasons for international dispute on IP. As a mediator, it is crucial to equip themselves with adequate IP knowledge in classifications, concepts and specific handling techniques while resolving an IP mediation case. This course provides a basic general overview of intellectual property law: patents, trademarks, copyrights and technology transfer. It explores the fundamental concepts of these laws and how these laws interrelate with each other.


The aim of this subject is to provide students with a solid foundation in intellectual property aspect. Students will acquire the ability to identify and solve problems arising from the international nature of intellectual property. Via lecturing on the theories, sharing on case studies and case exercise, student will be able to reinforce their competent in resolving IP mediation cases in both the Hong Kong settle and internationally.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
    • IP Concept
    • IP Classifications
    • International Intellectual Property Convention
  • Trademark Concept
    • Trademark Classifications
    • IP Classifications
    • Trademark Application Procedure
    • Trademark Dispute
  • Patent
    • Patent Concept
    • Patent Characterises and Classifications
    • Patent Application Procedure
    • Patent Dispute
  • Copyright
    • Copyright Concept
    • Copyright Classifications
    • Copyright Application Procedure
    • Copyright Dispute
  • Technology Transfer
    • Technology Transfer Concept
    • Technology Contract
    • Technology Secret


Dr Alex Lau (Trainer of AIDRN)

Dr. Lau has gained profound knowledge and experience on legal aspects of intellectual property market through his involvement in the legal industry for over twenty years. Besides, being the partner of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Advisory Services Limited (IPAS), he is, currently, the coach, assessor of the Hong Kong Mediation Center and an accredited mediator of the HK Mediation Accreditation Association Limited.

Target Participants:

Mediators, commercial professionals, individuals who are interested in the IP area.

Course Details:

Duration Total 9 hours
Date 1 weekday night/ week for 3 consecutive weeks
Time 7pm – 10pm
Venue Room 506, 5/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
Methodology Lecture, group discussion, exercise
Medium of Instruction Cantonese with English supplementary
Course Assessment Assignment
Course Fee IDRRMI/HKMC/MHJMC Members: HK$3,300

Non-members: HK$3,600

Certificate 1. Certificate of Completion will be presented to the participant with 100% attendance of all the sessions.

2. Certificate of Attendance will be presented to the participant with 80% attendance of all the sessions.

Registration 1. Please complete and submit the online application from via clicking the "apply now" button above

2. Please settle the course fee by either cross-cheque or bank transfer on or before the deadline.

Payment Methods 1. Cross-cheque

Cheque should be made payable to “Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation Ltd.” Please write down your full name, contact number and label the course title at the back of the cheque. Only applicable to owners of a Hong Kong bank account. Please submit your cross-cheque to Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation (Room 506, 5/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong).


2. Bank Transfer

Please provide Bank-in Slip and state your full name, contact number and the course title.

Bank Name: BANK OF CHINA (Hong Kong) LIMITED

Bank Account: Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation Ltd
Bank Account Number 012-704-2-005666-9