China IP Road Shows

China IP Road Show

With the China IP Road Shows, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is partnering 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. More information about upcoming and past programs is listed below.

China IP Road Shows: two years of covering the country

In 2017 and 2018, the USPTO’s China IP Road Shows were held in 19 cities, with more on the way. Are you interested in hosting one in your community? Contact Qian (Kelly) Sheng of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs to discuss.

U.S. Locations of previous and upcoming China Road Shows.

Upcoming events

December 14, 2018: Boise, Idaho

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Boise. Learn more and register for this event.

Planned events in 2019:

We are planning events in Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Gainesville, FL; Research Triangle Park, NC; Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH; and Cincinnati, OH. Please check back for more information. 

Past events

2018 Events

April 30, 2018: Nashville, TN

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Nashville, hosted by the Nashville Bar Association. Learn more about this event.

May 7, 2018: Phoenix, AZ

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Phoenix. Learn more about this event.

May 9, 2018: Las Vegas, NV

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Las Vegas. Learn more about this event.

July 25, 2018: Louisville, KY

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Louisville, in collaboration with the University of Louisville. Learn more about this event.

August 28, 2018: Iowa City, IA

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Iowa City, in collaboration with the University of Iowa. Learn more about this event.

August 30, 2018: Kansas City, MO

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Kansas CIty. Learn more about this event.

September 27, 2018: New York City, NY

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to New York City. Learn more about this event.

October 2, 2018: New Orleans, Louisiana

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to New Orleans. Learn more about this event.

October 4, 2018: Austin, Texas

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Austin. Learn more about this event.

November 1, 2018: Baltimore, Maryland

The USPTO’s China IP road show comes to Baltimore. Learn more about the event.