OUAT,-Intellectually Yours  Talk on Rights and Licensing #1

Venue: Meeting Room N209-210, Level 2, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) 
Date: 2019.07.28
Time: 1500-1700 
Price: Free Admission. Registration is required, first-come, first-served. 

Intellectually Yours

Talk on Rights and Licensing #1


Organiser: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Comix Home Base

Sponsor: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Supporters: Alliance Française Hong Kong, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels

In Association with: Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, Angoulême International Comics Festival



Anthony TONG (Managing Partner, Robin Bridge & John Liu, Ex-Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal of HKSAR)

Aho HUANG (Editor-in-Chief of Dala Publishing, Taiwan)


Conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin

Free Admission

Online registration required, first-come, first-served. 

Quota: 80



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As a creator, the greatest wish after toiling 24/7 is none other than sharing the work with as many people who appreciate the work as possible. Publishing on-line or printing a publication by yourself are much easier than before, or just go to a matching publishing house and ask them to do it for you! The numerous modes of cooperation between artists and the publishing channels are numerous, ranging from the expected to those simply beyond imagination! As such, knowing how to protect your intellectual property rights are certainly let you get ahead when branching off to spin-offs! Furthermore, where does one draws the fine line between referencing, studying, paying tribute and lastly plagiarising?

For all those who are in the fields of comics, illustration, animation, publishing and production, intellectual property laws are closely related to you! How to achieve the most flexibility between the licensing and licensed parties while striking the right balance? How to differentiate referencing, studying, paying tribute and plagiarising from each other? Know better and get prepared to bring your works to a brave new world to shine at any moment!

Apart from explaining the basics of Hong Kong’s intellectual property laws, the invited speakers in the field will also share from their experience some tips on overseas publication and spin-offs. Get prepared and suited up for the great opportunity that presents itself at any time now! Come and sign up for Intellectually Yours!    


How to protect your creations from copying? Ex-deputy chairman of the Copyright Tribunal Anthony Tong will explain basic copyright legal knowledge – how creators can document and manage their works’ copyright, as well as introducing intellectual property and licensing and understanding contracts clauses. Aho HUANG, the Taiwanese publisher licensed multiples Taiwanese comics to France throughout the years, will share his experience in collaborating with European publishers. Creators hoping to reach the Europe market can’t miss the talk!








About the Speakers

Anthony TONG (Managing Partner, Robin Bridge & John Liu, Ex-Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal of HKSAR)

Mr. Tong has a substantial litigation practice in different areas of intellectual property in both Hong Kong and China and extensive experience in managing and maintaining worldwide trade mark portfolios for international and local companies in various fields of industries. In addition, Mr. Tong has also overseen and supervised quite a number of trade mark, copyright and patent litigations in China, the US, Europe and Australia. He regularly advises on clients’ R&D processes and render professional assistance in various areas of intellectual property.

In 2018, Mr. Tong has been appointed as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Brand Development Council. Mr. Tong is at the same time the Honorary Legal Adviser of the Design Council of Hong Kong, under the auspices of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He is a Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, a Notary Public and a PRC Appointed Attesting Officer.


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