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Archived updates for Wednesday, April 12, 2006

More USPTO Global IP Seminars

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will sponsor a two-day seminar on "Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights in China and the Global Marketplace” on Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The program is free, but registration is required

Topics will include a review of China’s current laws and regulations affecting intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement; protecting business assets to avoid IP problems from China; recognizing when an IP asset has been infringed; what to do if infringement occurs; and the U.S. government’s efforts to improve the IP protection and enforcement environment in China for U.S. industry. Speakers at the seminar will include China IP experts, U.S. and/or Chinese government officials, representatives from U.S. and Chinese law firms servicing clients in China, and representatives from various U.S. companies.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will also present a two-day conference on intellectual property basics for small and medium size businesses, entrepreneurs and independent inventors and will provide information on the new realities of intellectual property counterfeiting and piracy in the global marketplace. The conference will be held May 15 -16 at the Hyatt Capital Square in Columbus, Ohio, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The conference is free, but seating is limited. Register now.

The latter conference is a component of USPTO’s small business campaign and is a part of the federal government’s Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP) and the USPTO’s continuing effort to increase public awareness about intellectual property as well as the enforcement of those rights in the global marketplace.
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