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In recent months, generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) has taken the world by storm.  Following plans to offer generative AI products announced by Chinese companies, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released on 11 April 2023 the Measures for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Services (Draft for Comment) (Draft Measures) for public consultation. Following the consultation period, the Interim Measures for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Services (Interim Measures) were published on 13 July 2023 and took effect on 15 August.

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Dr. Isabella Liu is the head of the Firm's Asia Pacific Intellectual Property and Technology Group. She advises clients on matters relating to the creation, exploitation and protection of IP rights. She is also responsible for the local IP Group's China and Hong Kong patent prosecution matters. Previously, Dr. Isabella Liu was the head of the Firm's Asia Pacific Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group for three years, leading a team of legal experts in this field cross multiple practices in the region. Dr. Liu is ranked as a leading lawyer in her field by top legal directories such as Chambers Asia Pacific for the Life Sciences category and IAM Patent. She has been complimented by clients that she possesses "a superb ability to understand the most complex technologies" and was noted for "advis[ing] in a way that is very commercial and strategic." Dr. Liu is also engaged as a regular guest lecturer by the University of Hong Kong's Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy to share her expertise on intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry with HKU students.


Dominic Edmondson is a special counsel in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on information technology advisory work, IT sourcing & transactions, cybersecurity, e-commerce, telecommunications, global data privacy and data protection, digital media as well as contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. Dominic has a keen interest in AI, big data and distributed ledger technology and their impact on business in the Greater China region. He studied Mandarin and put it to good use advising clients on intellectual property strategy and enforcement in Mainland China, where he worked for four years (in Beijing) before moving to Hong Kong.

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