China IP Road Shows

China IP Road Show

With the China IP Road Shows, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is collaborating with a variety of organizations across the country — including universities, USPTO regional offices, business groups, state and local governments, and other federal agencies — to present a series of one-day events that delve into the details of how to better protect intellectual property (IP) in China. The Road Shows bring to local businesses and stakeholders the expertise and knowledge of the USPTO’s China specialists as well as that of special invited guests, who often include local businesspeople and IP experts, thus tailoring the programs to the needs of the specific locales in which they are held. They will be especially valuable for small and medium-sized businesses and new-to-market exporters.

The Road Shows are free and open to the public. 

China IP Road Shows: three years of covering the country

Between 2017-2019, the USPTO’s China IP Road Shows were held in 28 cities, with more on the way. Information about upcoming and past programs is listed below.

Map of the United States pinpointing 28 previous China Road Show locations across America. Four upcoming events in Minneapolise, MN; Cincinnati, OH; Hunstville, AL; and Clearwater, FL, are planned in 2020.


Upcoming events

More events are planned! Please check back later for information on upcoming 2020 events in Clearwater, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Past events

2019 Events

October 3, 2019: Princeton, New Jersey

The USPTO's China IP road show comes to Princeton, in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service Central/Southern New Jersey, Princeton University Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations, and the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council. Learn more about the Princeton event.

July 18, 2019: Atlanta, Georgia

The USPTO's China IP road show comes to Atlanta, in cooperation with the Georgia Tech Library. Learn more about the Atlanta event.

June 7, 2019: Los Angeles, California

The USPTO's China IP road show comes to Los Angeles, in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service Los Angeles—Downtown and the the U.S. Commercial Service Los Angeles—West. Learn more about the Los Angeles event.

May 9, 2019: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The USPTO's China IP road show comes to Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service Pittsburgh, the Western Pennsylvania District Export Council, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn more about the Pittsburgh event.

April 25, 2019: Durham, North Carolina

The USPTO's China IP road show comes to Durham, in cooperation with the Duke Center for International Development, a unit within Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Learn more about the Durham event.