USPTO to Hold Seminar on Intellectual Property Enforcement in China

Continuing efforts to help U.S. business protect their intellectual property in China
Press Release

Contact: (Media Advisory)
Brigid Quinn or Ruth Nyblod

Washington - Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will sponsor a seminar on "General IP Enforcement in China" on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Baltimore, Md.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 2005, 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Press must confirm attendance by 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 to (571) 272-8334.

WHERE: Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel, 110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD.

WHAT: Seminar on General IP Enforcement in China

Seminar Schedule:

09:15-09:30 Welcome and introduction by senior USPTO official.


09:35-10:50 Mark Cohen, the IP attaché assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing , will present a comprehensive introduction to the Chinese system for intellectual property enforcement and a summary of the Chinese Supreme People's Court's recently issued judicial interpretation on "Handling Criminal Cases of Infringing Intellectual Property."

10:50-11:05 Coffee Break

11:10-11:55 Andy Dubosky of Rouse & Co., International will offer a presentation on conducting IP investigations in China.

12:00-12:45 John Del Ponti, general counsel for Black & Decker will speak about his company's experiences in protecting and enforcing their IP rights in China.

12:50-01:20 Elaine Wu, attorney-advisor with the USPTO, will give a brief presentation on the STOP! (Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy) Initiative, and how it relates to China. The STOP! Initiative is a joint effort of the Departments of Commerce, Justice and Homeland Security and the USTR to crack down on counterfeit and pirated products around the globe and help American businesses secure and enforce their rights here at home and in overseas markets.

01:20-01:30 Q & A

01:30-02:30 Lunch