E-commerce and China: Strategies for fighting online counterfeits, Part 2

E-Commerce and China

E-commerce now accounts for nearly 14% of all retail sales, and continues to grow at a healthy rate. But U.S. businesses engaged in e-commerce, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), face a number of challenges in protecting their intellectual property (IP) on e-commerce platforms.

Register now for this free program to learn proven strategies for protecting and enforcing your IP rights when selling on e-commerce platforms.

Part 2 of the two-part series will focus on administrative and judicial mechanisms for enforcing IP rights and combatting the sale of Chinese counterfeits on e-commerce platforms in China. The program will feature presentations by senior United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) IP attorneys with extensive China IP experience and experts from Mattel, Specialized Bicycles, and Amazon.

Topics to be covered include: 

  • overview of administrative, civil, and criminal IP enforcement
  • strategies for collaborating with e-commerce platforms
  • industry perspectives and experiences
  • establishing a criminal case

During the program, participants can submit their questions to a dedicated email box. There will be time allotted to respond to participants' questions.

(Note: Although some advanced IP topics may be touched upon in the webinar, the materials presented are intended for representatives from SMEs with limited experience in IP protection and enforcement in China.)

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Agenda subject to change.

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome remarks and introduction of speakers
Michael Mangelson, Principal Counsel and Director for China IP, Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), USPTO

9:05 – 9:20 a.m.
Overview of offline enforcement of online IP infringement in China
Conrad Wong, Consul and Intellectual Property Officer, USPTO, United States Consulate General, Guangzhou, China

9:20 – 10:05 a.m.
How industry uses offline enforcement mechanisms to address online IP infringement in China

9:20 – 9:35 a.m.
Chris Cosgrove, Senior Director, Security and Investigations, Mattel

9:35 – 9:50 a.m.
Andrew Love, Global Brand Protection Manager, Specialized Bicycles

9:50 – 10:05 a.m.
Kebharu Smith, Director, Counterfeit Crimes Unit, Amazon

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
Moderated Q&A
Moderator: David Foley, Attorney Advisor, OPIA, USPTO

10:30 – 10:35 a.m.
Closing remarks
Michael Mangelson


Additional information

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

To request an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Lakeshia Harley.

This program is presented 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