China IP Basics, Part 2: Enforcing your intellectual property rights

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Are you interested in protecting your intellectual property (IP) in China? Register now to join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free webinar on enforcing IP rights in China. This program will focus on enforcement of IP rights, including:

  • Presentations by experienced practitioners on civil, administrative, and criminal enforcement of IP rights in China
  • Practical tips on working with e-commerce platforms to enforce IP rights
  • A moderated panel discussion of a hypothetical IP rights case, drawing on the experiences and insights of practitioners and industry representatives.

The webinar has been specially designed to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses looking to protect and enforce their IP in China

This is the second part of a two-part webinar series on China IP Basics, and builds on topics covered in Part 1, such as protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. 

This program is part of the USPTO’s efforts to help U.S. businesses in their pursuit of effective IP protection and enforcement in China. To learn more about the USPTO’s China-related resources, including past webinars and China IP Road Shows, visit the IP in China webpage.


Agenda subject to change.

9–9:05 a.m. ET: Welcome remarks and introduction
David Foley, attorney-advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

9:05–9:20 a.m. ET: IP enforcement challenges and developments in China
Michael Mangelson, principal counsel and director for China IP, OPIA, USPTO

9:20–10:20 a.m. ET: Speaker presentations

  • Overview of civil enforcement, Fang He, partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Overview of administrative and criminal enforcement, HanMei Tso, partner, Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP
  • Enforcement strategies: An in-house perspective, Joel Blank, assistant general counsel, trade policy and advocacy, Chapter 4 Corp.

10:20–10:50 a.m. ET: A hypothetical case
Moderator: David Foley, USPTO

  • Fang He
  • Hanmei Tso
  • Joel Blank

10:50–11 a.m. ET: Q&A


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Additional information

For additional information, contact Nadine Herbert in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.

This program is presented by the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA). OPIA assists the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO in advising the President (through the Secretary of Commerce) and federal agencies on domestic and international IP issues as well as on U.S. treaty obligations. It also provides technical assistance and training on IP-related matters to U.S. stakeholders and both U.S. and foreign government officials.

This event is part of a series: China IP events, World IP Day