IFIA and HKTDC Sign MOU to Promote IP Trade
On Thursday, 7 December 2017, IFIA and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong’s leading trade promotion agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote intellectual property trade between IFIA member states and Hong Kong.
The objective of this bilateral partnership is to leverage Hong Kong’s strategic regional position as the international gateway for Chinese mainland companies and an intellectual property trading hub. IFIA‘s resources and knowledge is used to expand and promote technology transfer on a global scale, to help companies from Hong Kong and the mainland to look for IFIA member states’ licensable intellectual property.
Upon the establishment of mutual collaboration, the HKTDC and IFIA intend to engage in extensive information exchange to keep informed of the latest development of the intellectual property industry of their respective regions. Furthermore, both parties intend to mutually promote the Asia IP Exchange maintained by the HKTDC.
Asia IP Exchange is a free online platform and database connecting users to the global IP players from North America, Europe, the Chinese Mainland and other parts of Asia. This user-friendly online IP portal covers four main categories including patent, trademark, copyright and registered designs. Users can conduct targeted searches using the site’s Tag Cloud and they can see the details of more than 25,000 tradable IP listings from around 20 countries and regions and easily connect with the listing owners.