China IP Road Shows and webinar events

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With its China intellectual property-related (IP) events—including the China IP Road Shows and China IP webinars—the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers U.S. businesses and rights holders, especially small and medium-sized businesses and new-to-market exporters, the unique opportunity to learn how to better protect their IP in China. Both the China Road Shows and the China IP webinars are free and open to the public. Upcoming and past events are listed below.

China IP webinars

The China IP webinars offer similar content to the China IP Road Shows, but in a shorter (usually 90-minute) format that is usually focused on a specific IP topic, presented by one or more of the USPTO’s China IP specialists. These online programs are accessible no matter your location.

China IP Road Shows

The China IP Road Shows are one-day events that represent a collaboration between the USPTO and a variety of organizations across the country, including universities, USPTO regional offices, business groups, state and local governments, and other federal agencies. These programs 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.

China IP events: four years of covering the country

Between 2017 and mid-2020, the USPTO’s China IP Road Shows were held in dozens of cities. In addition, China IP webinars are held virtually for a wider audience. 

Past events

China has a rapidly maturing intellectual property (IP) environment, especially in the area of commercializing IP through licensing.

This program on the latest developments in intellectual property (IP) law in China is part of a series of quarterly updates from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on IP developments in China.

This is a free, 90-minute webinar on the latest developments in biopharmaceutical patents in China. It featured presentations by senior USPTO IP attorneys and seasoned practitioners with extensive IP experience.

A program on the latest developments in intellectual property (IP) law in China over the past three months, in the latest in a series of quarterly updates from the USPTO on IP developments in China.

U.S. businesses engaged in e-commerce, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), face a number of challenges in protecting their intellectual property (IP) on e-commerce platforms.

The first of a two-part series, this program will focus on IP issues related to selling in China and combating the sale of Chinese counterfeits on e-commerce platforms.

This is the second of a planned series of quarterly updates from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the latest IP developments in China.

Register now for this free program on the latest developments in intellectual property (IP) law in China. This is the first of a planned series of quarterly updates. This inaugural program will provide timely, up-to-date information on the latest IP legislative and case law developments in China...

Are you interested in protecting your intellectual property (IP) in China? Register now to join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free webinar on enforcing IP rights in China. This program will focus on enforcement of IP rights, including: Presentations by experienced...

Are you interested in protecting your intellectual property (IP) in China? Register now to join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free IP basics webinar on protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights in China. The 110-minute program will include: An...

Dec 15, 2020 - Virtual

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free webinar on how to obtain and enforce your patents in China. Beginning with an overview of China’s patenting process, the program will continue with a detailed discussion of a hypothetical case that will draw on the experience and...

Join the USPTO for a free webinar on U.S. government resources for companies looking to protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) in China. The webinar will include a moderated discussion of a hypothetical U.S. company on its journey to manufacture, sell, and protect its products in China...

This free, two-hour webinar will offer U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) rights holders doing business in China the opportunity to hear from senior USPTO attorneys and guest practitioners and companies from the private sector about protection and enforcement of trade secrets...

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...

This free, two-hour webinar will offer U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) rights holders doing business in China the opportunity to hear from five senior USPTO IP attorneys with many years of China IP experience. Attendees will get informed, up-to-date insights on IP...

Attend this free 90-minute webinar for U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) rights holders doing business in China. Take this valuable opportunity to hear from three senior USPTO IP attorneys with many years of experience who will offer their unique insights on the current IP...

Mar 25, 2020 - Clearwater, FL

Recent developments on IP protection and enforcement in China — What Tampa Bay businesses need to know Tampa Bay business owners, inventors, and creators looking to protect their intellectual property (IP) should plan on attending this free, one-day USPTO China IP Road Show. Learn from government...

Mar 19, 2020 - Minneapolis, MN

Recent developments on IP protection and enforcement in China — What Minneapolis businesses need to know Event is postponed This event has been postponed until further notice. Please refer to this listing for updates and information. When a new date is confirmed, you will need to re-register for...

Join representatives from the USPTO for an afternoon roundtable discussion on emerging issues in intellectual property (IP) enforcement. Hear from experts about protecting and enforcing your IP rights both in the United States and abroad. Seating is limited, so register early for this free event...

This day-long program will bring together experts from academia, industry, and government to discuss the implications of China’s rapid economic and innovation developments, as well as recent changes in China’s intellectual property (IP) laws and practices and what they mean for U.S. businesses...

If you are a business owner or inventor, you need to protect your intellectual property (IP). Come to this free, one-day USPTO China IP Road Show and learn from government experts, IP attorneys, and local businesspeople about how U.S. rights holders can protect their IP in China. Space is limited...

Georgia business owners and inventors will have a unique opportunity to get valuable tips on how to protect their intellectual property (IP) in China at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China IP Road Show. This free, one-day program brings together experts from the U.S. government, IP...

If you are a business owner in the Los Angeles area, come get valuable tips on how to protect your intellectual property (IP) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China IP Road Show. This free, one-day program brings together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business...

If you are a business owner in the Pittsburgh area, come get valuable tips on how to protect your intellectual property (IP) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China IP Road Show. This free, one-day program brings together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business...

If you are a North Carolina business owner, come get valuable tips on how to protect your intellectual property (IP) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property Road Show. This free, one-day program brings together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local...

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Boise, Idaho on December 14, with a free, one-day program that will bring together experts from the U.S. government, academics, IP attorneys, and local business people to...

Strategies for trademark protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Baltimore, Maryland, on November 1, with a free, half-day program that will bring together experts from the U.S. government, academics, IP attorneys, and local...

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Austin, Texas, with a free, one-day program that brings together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business people to share their insights on ways...

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to New Orleans, Louisiana, with a free, one-day program that brings together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business people to share their insights...

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to New York City on September 27, with a free, one-day program that will bring together experts from the U.S. government, academics, IP attorneys, and local business people...

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Kansas City, Missouri, with a one-day program that brings together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP from the U.S. government and IP practitioners—including...

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Iowa City, Iowa, with a one-day program bringing together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business people to share insights on China and IP...

Strategies for IP Protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Louisville, Kentucky, with a one-day program that brings together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government and IP practitioners...

While preventive practices of intellectual property (IP) protection are critical for companies doing business in China, enforcing IP rights in China remains one of the key concerns of businesses operating there. As part of the USPTO’s efforts to help U.S. businesses achieve successful — and, ideally...

Strategies for Brand Protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Las Vegas, in collaboration with the International Trademark Association. This program brings together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S...

Strategies for Brand Protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Phoenix, in collaboration with the International Trademark Association. This program brings together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S...

As part of its activities in observation of World IP Day, the Nashville Bar Association hosts the USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show, with the participation of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs and the USPTO Texas Regional Office. The Road Shows bring together...

The utility model patent (UMP) is a category of patent granted in China. It is meant to protect incremental inventions, demands a comparatively lower level of inventive step than those of invention patents, and generally takes less time from filing to grant. Compared to many foreign companies...

IP Protection in China: What Washington Companies Need to Know The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Seattle, Washington, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses...

The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to San Jose, California, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses, experts, and resources—to share insights that will benefit U.S...

Strategies for IP Protection in China: What Oregon Companies Need to Know The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Portland, Oregon, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local...

Register Now The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and John Marshall Law School are bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from U.S. government, academics and enterprises to share their insights on critical issues involving China IP. This one-day program is...

Register Now The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law of Indiana University are bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. Government, academics, and private enterprises to share their insights on critical issues...

The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Salt Lake City, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses, experts, and resources—to share insights that will benefit U.S. IP...

The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Denver, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses, experts, and resources—to share insights that will benefit U.S. IP rights...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Federal Circuit Bar Association (CFBA) are co-hosting this meeting and webinar to discuss updates on the treatment of standard-essential patents (SEPs) in China, with a focus on prosecution and injunctions. This free event will offer an...

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs, as we bring together policy makers and leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners. The speakers will share insights...