Elliot Papageorgiou is the National Chair of the European Chamber's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Working Group. He has been actively involved in supporting the Chamber's IPR Working Group in one role or another since 2006, and in recent years as Vice-Chair and Shanghai Chair. In his second role, Elliot is a Senior Partner at Clyde & Co and the Head of China IP Group. Elliot has practised intellectual property (IP) law on several Continents since 1995 – first in Australia, then Europe, and since 2005 in China. From Clyde & Co's China offices Elliot now advises international clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a focus on strategic protection, exploitation, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyright as well as trade secrets. He advises on strategies for optimizing IP portfolios across the Asia Pacific region, as well as cross-border patent, trade mark and copyright disputes.
Elliot represents a number of Fortune 500 companies and other MNCs on China IP litigation and especially Patent litigation. His client briefs include developing IP strategies for one of Europe's largest VC funds, for global automotive technology companies, global engineering and manufacturing conglomerates, as well as some of Europe's best-known FCMG brands.
Elliot is a native speaker of a number of European languages including German, Serbian, Hungarian and Croatian. He is also fluent in English. While his Mandarin is improving, it remains a "work in progress". Elliot is a Solicitor (England & Wales), an Attorney-at-Law (NY), and a Barrister & Solicitor (Vic), with B.Com. B.Ec.(Murdoch University, 1992) L.L.B. Honours (Monash University, 1994) B.C.L.,Honours (University of Oxford, 1998).
Elliot's recent briefs include:
- winning 'patent claw-back' litigation for one of Europe's largest engineering groups;
- winning patent defense litigation before the Supreme People's Court for one of Europe's largest engineering companies;
- advising one of Europe' largest Venture Capital funds on strategic China IP acquisitions for its invested companies;
- winning numerous patent infringement lawsuits for a global infrastructure engineering group in China and across the Asia-Pacific;
- winning patent, utility model and design infringement lawsuits for the global filtration company; and
- developing a Chinese freedom-to-operate and IP strategy for one of Europe's largest automotive parts suppliers, including IP mapping and competitor-threat analyses.