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Stephen Selby

Director of Hong Kong IP Dept.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

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As head of the Intellectual Property Department, Stephen Selby is responsible for maintaining Hong Kong's Trademarks, Designs and Patents Registries. Selby is also responsible for the promotion of Intellectual Property protection in Hong Kong, and for the preparation and maintenance of legislation to protect intellectual property in line with international standards and norms. Prior to becoming director, Selby held a number of positions in the government of Hong Kong. He earned his master's in Chinese at the University of Edinburgh.

The effective protection of intellectual property rights is essential to anchoring innovative and creative talents and to protecting the interests of investors. Hong Kong since it became a Special Administrative Region of China in 1997. It's work on intellectual property protection has been regularly cited as a model for the rest of the region to follow.

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