Strategies for protecting intellectual property in China: What San Diego businesses need to know

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San Diego-area business owners doing business in or with China may find their valuable intellectual property (IP) is being infringed there. Even businesses not operating in China may find counterfeit versions of their products for sale in China or the United States, or their trademarks registered in China without their knowledge. Register today for this free, one-day program, where you will hear experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business people share insights on how U.S. rights holders can protect and enforce their IP in China and the United States.

Topics will include:

  • What small and medium-sized businesses need to know about protecting all types of IP in China
  • IP developments in China: Challenges and opportunities in a shifting IP environment
  • Enforcing IP rights, in both China and the United States, against infringement originating in China
  • U.S. government resources for U.S. companies
  • IP and China: San Diego-area businesses speak of their experiences

Please note that this is an in-person program only; there is no virtual attendance option.

This program has been organized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Office of Policy and International Affairs in collaboration with the U.S. Commercial Service’s San Diego office, the San Diego and Imperial District Export Council, and the Knauss School of Business at the University of San Diego. It is one of a series of China IP Road Shows that the USPTO conducts across the country. For more information about the series, visit the China IP Road Show homepage.

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Additional information

For more information, visit the registration page or contact 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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California continuing legal education (CLE) credit may be available to attendees of this program, pending approval by the State Bar of California.

This event is part of a series: China IP events