Strategies for IP protection in China: What upstate South Carolina businesses need to know

China IP Road Show

Upstate South Carolina business owners doing business in China may find their valuable intellectual property (IP) is being infringed upon in that country. Even businesses not operating in China may find counterfeit versions of their products for sale in China or the United States. At this free, one-day program, experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business people will share insights on how U.S. rights holders can protect their IP in China and the United States. Topics will include:

  • What you need to know about protecting your patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights in China (particularly for small- and medium-sized businesses)
  • Where is China going on IP?
  • Enforcing IP rights in the United States and in China
  • U.S. government resources for U.S. companies
  • IP in China: The Upstate South Carolina experience

This program is one of a series of China IP Road Shows that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office conducts across the country. For more information, visit the China IP Road Show homepage.

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Additional information

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

This 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.

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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