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Archived updates for Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Free Webinar Series on Intellectual Property Rights In China

The U.S. Department of Commerce offers a monthly China IPR webinar series. The programs are free. However, preregistration is required. To register, send your contact information to A registration confirmation, and dial-in/log-in instructions will be sent to you a week before the program.

Upcoming Programs:
  • Civil IP Litigation in China-February 8, 2007 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST
  • Other 2007 Dates: March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13

Past Programs Now Available for Viewing:

Mark Cohen on the Future of China's IP Regime: Mark Cohen, Senior IP attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing will discuss priorities on the protection and enforcement of IP in China for 2007 and beyond. He will also share his views on the significant events of 2006. Most recently interviewed for CNBC, NPR, and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Mark Cohen is the US government's premier expert on China's IP system.-December 14, 2006 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST "Download Here"

The Latest on Trademark Protection in China: A discussion of China's Proposed Revisions to Trademark Law, Best Practices for Managing International Trademark Portfolios, Starbucks' Trademark Protection Strategies for China-November 9, 2006 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST "Download Here"

Stopping Fakes at China’s Trade Fairs: New Regulations and Initiatives Aimed at Protecting Intellectual Property Rights for Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights at Trade Fairs in ChinaCommerce Department Market Access and Compliance Division leads a discussion of best practices for protecting IP at Trade Fairs in China covering China’s new regulations and US initiatives.-October 12, 2006 2:00pm-3:30pm EST "Download Here"

Patent Protection in China: A briefing on China's Proposed Patent Law Amendments, and a Best Practices Panel discussion on Registration and Enforcement Strategies-September 14 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPlease join U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Attorney-Advisor Elaine Wu in a discussion of China’s proposed Patent Law amendments, top industry concerns and recent delegation visit from China’s Patent office; Tom Moga, attorney at Butzel Long on registration options; and Skip Fisher, attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. on enforcement strategies. "Download Here"

The Battle at the Border - China’s Fake Products in the US -August 10 2:00pm - 3:30pm ESTStories from US law enforcement officers and border protection options for US companies "Download Here"

Industry Organizations: Innovative Programs to tackle China IPR Issues-July 13 2:00pm - 3:30pm ESTPresentations by industry organizations on programs to aid members protect their IP in China and direct China toward a better enforcement system "Download Here"

Joint Enforcement Actions -June 8 2:00pm - 3:30pm ESTA discussion of collaboration and joint efforts within industries for anti-counterfeiting and piracy enforcement in China. "Download Here"

China’s 2006 IPR Action Plan-May 18 2:00pm – 3:30pm ESTBriefing by China’s Counselor for Intellectual Property from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States. "Download Here"

Latest on IPR in China: JCCT & Special 301-May 11 2:00pm – 3:30pm ESTBriefing by U.S. Government officials on the 2006 Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) and the Special 301 Report. "Download Here"
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