Jeffrey R. Harris
Jeffrey Harris has been providing corporate security support for clients in the Asian Pac-Rim with more than 35 years. Harris has overseen operations in most Asian Pac-Rim countries while personally managing offices, over this career, in Taiwan, the Philippines, China, Thailand and Hong Kong. Among his credits are assisting in the coordinating the first ever raids on remarked ICs in Taiwan & Malaysia, the first ever raids by American companies on pirated software in Taiwan and the Philippines, the first ever raids on pirated video tapes by American companies in Taiwan & Thailand, the first ever raids by foreign companies on illegal parallel-import pharmaceuticals and on the illegal public performance of motion pictures in Taiwan, and providing pioneering investigative support on trade secrets litigation. Interviews featuring Harris, on pioneering intellectual property enforcement in Taiwan has appeared in such widely read periodicals as Life, Time, Newsweek, Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and in The Washington Post, as well as in AP, UPS and the Agence France Presse wire services.
He headed the Asia-Pacific licensing program for a major U.S. character merchandise brand for 10 years in the 1990s. Responsibilities included coordinating all phases of licensee recruitment and support, all product development and approval for those licensees, royalty collection, factory inspection, promotional event coordination and related movie product licensing and marketing support. Harris pioneered character merchandise enforcement actions on high risk targets normally considered untouchable in China & Thailand.
Harris established the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan in 1981 and, over the last 37 years, has been actively involved in efforts to improve IP enforcement and revise the Trade Mark, Copyright, Patent, Fair Trade & Trade Secret Laws in Taiwan. He has served as a Chairman of the Asian regional Intellectual Property Committee of the American Chamber, was a past President of the American Society for Industrial Security in Taiwan, and has served on Taiwan government committees set up to advise on intellectual property enforcement.
Lyn (Liu Chui-hung) Harris has been engaged in corporate related investigation, security consulting and research for more than 35 years. She has firsthand experience on IP enforcement actions and corporate security support, in Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines and in China. She is widely recognized in Taiwan for her extensive contacts with Taiwan authorities in enforcement actions. None in the Taiwan private sector can match her ability to organize raids. To her credit, she organized the first ever raids on piracy of foreign motion pictures on videotape in Taiwan and Thailand, the first ever raids on foreign pirated software in Taiwan, the first ever raids on illegal parallel-import pharmaceuticals in Taiwan, the first ever raids on unauthorized public performance of foreign motion pictures in Taiwan and the first ever raids on remarked CPUs in Taiwan.
She was also instrumental in organizing, and carrying out, a most effective Asia-Pacific licensing program for a major U.S. character merchandise brand for 10 years in the 1990s. Responsibilities included coordinating all phases of licensee recruitment and support, all product development and approval for those licensees, royalty collection, factory inspection, promotional event coordination and related movie product licensing and marketing support. He pioneered character merchandise enforcement actions including, In China, where actions taken on government-invested book publishers distributing pirated works of that character resulted in a cessation of distribution of those works, large financial settlements, and the establishment of lucrative legal licensing that remains today.
Mr. Jack Liu comes from a military and a police family background. As a Taiwan Army College graduate, he initially served as a communications officer in the Taiwan army. Liu has been in private sector investigation, security consulting and related research since 1981. He has extensive experience on security related inquiries in Taiwan and China. He can boast that he organizes and supervises more raids in Taiwan on an annual basis, mainly on counterfeit and illegal goods, than any other private sector person in the country.
Mr. Wang Ming-lien, or Shao Ma as he likes to be called, worked in ship communications, international trading, as a volunteer policeman and as a licensed safety inspector before joining Orient Commercial Enquiries in 1986. Shao Ma coordinates international investigation for Orient Commercial Enquiries having has worked extensively in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and in the Philippines on behalf of clients.