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Protecting and enforcing the intellectual property rights (IPR) of U.S. businesses in China is critical to the success of U.S. industry. Staying informed on the latest developments in China is integral to this effort. The International Trade Administration at the Department of Commerce developed a China IPR Webinar Series to provide U.S. SMEs with regular opportunities to learn about legal changes, share best practices and keep up-to-date on other IPR-related issues in China. This program brings together the expertise of volunteer attorneys and policy makers to provide crucial (and otherwise expensive) advice to U.S. companies, and in particular SMEs, at no charge.
Please see below for a list of upcoming and past webinars in this series. A number of archived past webinars will be made available for download on this site soon.
RECENT PAST WEBINARS
April 9, 2012 at 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Recording Your Trademark with Chinese Customs
Even after registering their trademarks in China, some U.S. companies become frustrated when they learn that goods bearing their China-registered mark are being exported from China. One of the first steps U.S. companies can take in enforcing their trademarks in China is to record the mark with Chinese customs. Please join us as Michele Ferrante, partner at S & F Law firm in Shanghai, explains the process to record your trademark registrations with Chinese customs. If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Janice.Wingo@trade.gov.
April 2, 2012 at 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Recording Your Trademarks with U.S. Customs & Border Protection:
Many small and medium-sized businesses have registered their trademarks with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. However, they are surprised when they discover that goods manufactured abroad have entered the U.S. in violation of their U.S. rights. Please join us as Alaina van Horn, Attorney-Adviser at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, walks us through the steps on how to protect your rights in the U.S. by recording your trademarks with the CBP. If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Janice.Wingo@trade.gov. Slides of the PowerPoint presentation that accompanied this webinar are available here.
March 22, 2012
Top 8 IP Actions:
Happy Year of the Dragon! With the new year comes new resolutions, especially for protecting your IP in China. Please join us as Lawyer He Jing, senior consultant at the Beijing-based law firm ZY Partners, gives us his punch list for protecting your IP in China in the new year. If you have any topics or specific questions you would like addressed in this webinar, please feel free to email Janice.Wingo@trade.gov.