Representing the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Conrad Wong is serving his second appointment as consul and intellectual property rights officer with the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China. He is responsible for American intellectual property (IP) issues in southern China as well as the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. He also handles IP matters with the U.S. Consulates General in Chengdu, Shanghai, and Wuhan. From 2007 to 2012, he served his first tour as the IP rights officer with the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou.
From 2012 to 2019, he was an attorney-advisor with the China Team of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) where, in addition to IP matters in China generally, he handled enforcement and trade secret issues.
He has 27 years of experience in IP, representing the U.S. government and the private sector. In 1993, he joined the USPTO as a trademark examining attorney, became a senior attorney, and then joined the Office of Policy and International Affairs. Prior experience includes clerking for a Maryland-state trial judge and litigation practice in insurance-defense matters with the Washington, D.C., firm of Jordan Coyne LLP. He has served as a government-relations representative in the Washington, D.C., office of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, a trade association representing the automotive and vehicle aftermarket industry.
A native of Palo Alto, California, Wong is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University Law Center. Fluent in Cantonese, he is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.
He is an avid classic American automotive enthusiast, focusing on vehicles from the 1960s to the present. He also has been a tenor drummer with the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums in Alexandria, Virginia where his wife, Ann, is a bagpiper.