China IP: Quarterly legislation and case law update

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Register now for this free program on the latest developments in intellectual property (IP) law in China. This is the first of a planned series of quarterly updates. This inaugural program will provide timely, up-to-date information on the latest IP legislative and case law developments in China during 2020 and the first half of 2021. During this period, China passed and implemented a myriad of IP-related measures.

This 90-minute program will provide an opportunity for IP attorneys, businesses, inventors, and other IP stakeholders to access a unique and concise source of information. The program will include segments on:

  • patents
  • trademarks
  • copyright
  • trade secrets
  • IP enforcement

Senior USPTO attorneys with extensive China IP experience will lead the topic-specific segments. During the program, participants can submit their questions to a dedicated email box. There will be time allotted to respond to participants’ questions.

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All times listed are in ET:

Agenda subject to change.

1–1:05 p.m.: Welcome and introduction of speakers
Elaine Wu, principal counsel and director for China IP, Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), USPTO

1:05–1:20 p.m.: Patents update: Patent law amendments, patent linkage, China National Intellectual Property (CNIPA) measures on abnormal patent applications
Presenter: Elaine Wu, principal counsel and director for China IP, OPIA, USPTO

1:20–1:35 p.m.: Trademarks update: Bad faith trademarks, geographical indications, CNIPA procedures
Presenter: Susan Anthony, attorney-advisor, OPIA, USPTO

1:35–1:50 p.m.: Copyrights update: Copyright law amendments, NCAC Notice on Copyright Administrative Enforcement, Supreme People’s Court Opinions on Strengthening Copyright Protection
Presenter: Neil Graham, senior copyright attorney, OPIA, USPTO

1:50–2:05 p.m.: Trade secrets update: Protection during official proceedings, enforcement against misappropriation, recent punitive damages award
Presenter: Michael Diehl, senior attorney, OPIA, USPTO

2:05–2:20 p.m.: Enforcement update: Criminal law amendments; interpretations, opinions, and guidance by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Supreme People’s Court and the State Administration for Market Regulation on the handling and transfer of, and punishments issued in, IP cases; notable cases
Presenter: David Foley, attorney-advisor, OPIA, USPTO

2:20–2:30 p.m.: Audience Q & A

Additional information

For more information, visit the registration page or contact Nadine Herbert in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.

To request an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Nadine Herbert.

This virtual program is hosted by the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA). The office advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international IP legal and policy issues. 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