Using overlapping IP rights to protect your products in China

Skyline view of Shanghai World Financial Center with words “China IP Webinar” written in English and Mandarin.

This free two-hour webinar will offer U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) right holders the opportunity to hear from guest practitioners with extensive IP experience on using overlapping IP rights for protecting products in China. These include design patents, utility model patents, three-dimensional trademarks, copyrights, and the protections afforded under China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law. As part of the program, presenters will walk participants through the process of how they would protect a hypothetical product and the steps they would take in the event of infringement. 

Presenters will include:

The program will be moderated by two senior USPTO IP attorneys:

  • Susan Anthony, attorney advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO
  • Elaine Wu, senior counsel for China IP, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO

Presentations

Recording

A recording of the event is here.  Please see this supplemental handout that corresponds with the activity starting at 57:26 in the event recording.

Agenda 

Speakers will provide overviews of Chinese IP law, with comparisons to U.S. IP law as appropriate, and then engage in a panel discussion about the protection and enforcement of a hypothetical (toy) product. 

Agenda is subject to change

Setting the stage: Welcome and introduction of speakers (10:30 – 10:35 a.m.)
Elaine Wu and Susan Anthony

Types of IP protection available in China (10:35 – 11:20 a.m.)
Presenters: Thomas T. Moga, Amy Hsiao, and Clint Todd

Hypothetical product: An introduction (11:20 – 11:30)
Presenter: Susan Anthony

Protecting the hypothetical product in China (11:30 – 11:50 a.m.)
Moderators: Elaine Wu Susan Anthony
Panelists: Thomas Moga, Amy Hsiao, Clint Todd

Options for protecting against infringement of the hypothetical product in China (11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Presenter: Elaine Wu

Moderated panel discussion on enforcement in China (12:00 – 12:20 p.m.)

Audience Q&A (12:20 – 12:30 p.m.)

 

Additional information

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