China IP: Quarterly legislation and case law update

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Register now for this free program on developments in intellectual property (IP) law in China over the past three months. This is the second of a planned series of quarterly updates from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the latest IP developments in China.

Since July 1, 2021, China has passed and implemented a variety of IP-related measures. This one-hour 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
  • copyrights
  • trade secrets
  • IP enforcement

These topic-specific segments will be led by senior USPTO attorneys with extensive China IP experience. 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 in ET)

1–1:05 p.m.

Setting the stage: Welcome and introduction of speakers

Elaine Wu, Principal Counsel and Director for China IP, Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), USPTO

1:05–1:14 p.m.Patents update
  • Early resolution of pharmaceutical patent disputes
  • China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) patent exam guidelines
Presenter:  Larry Lian, Senior Attorney, OPIA, USPTO
1:14–1:23 p.m.Trademarks update
  • Standards for trademark review and examination
  • Standards for determining general trademark violations
  • Recent decision: Guangzhou Aichi v. Ralph Lauren
  • Geographical indications measures
Presenter:  Jennifer Chicoski, Attorney-Advisor, OPIA, USPTO
1:23–1:32 p.m.Enforcement update
  • Supreme People’s Court (SPC) judicial interpretation on Review of Act Preservation in IP Disputes
  • Recent decisions on act preservation (injunctions), including Universal Studios v. Cangzhou Qian Chixue Food Co. and an injunction issued by Shenzhen Administration for Market Regulation (AMR)
Presenter: David Foley, Attorney-Advisor, OPIA, USPTO
1:32–1:41 p.m.Copyrights update
  • Copyright perspective of Universal Studios v. Cangzhou Qian Chixue Food Co.
  • Recent decision: U-blox v. Techtotop Microelectronic Technology
  • Amendments to e-commerce law
Presenter: Neil Graham, Senior Copyright Attorney, OPIA, USPTO
1:41–1:50 p.m.Updates on Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) litigation and draft administration enforcement proposal
  • SPC decision on OPPO v. Sharp and the European Union's information request under TRIPS
  • “Expert observer” proposal for administrative enforcement
Presenter: Michael Diehl, Senior Attorney, OPIA, USPTO
1:50–2 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.

Please note that this webinar will not be recorded.

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