MofCOM Hosts Annual IP Program Sept 12 in Washington, DC

MofCOM is hosting its annual IP exchange in the United States this September 12 at the Holiday Inn  on 2101 Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, DC.  There is no charge for attending, but seats are limited.  If you wish to attend, reserve by contacting Mr. Huangjie via huangjie@mofcom.gov.cn or 202-6253355.

Here is the draft agenda:

2014 China’s Overseas IPR Exchange Tour in the U.S.

 September 12, 2014   Simultaneous translation provided

08:30-09:00  Registration

09:00-09:05         Opening remarks by the Chinese side (Mr. Fuli Chen, China’s IP Attaché to the United States)

09:05-09:10         Opening remarks by the U.S. side

09:10-09:30         China’s efforts and achievements in combating IP infringement and piracy in 2014, presented by the Office of China’s National Leading Group on the Fight Against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting. (Issues concerning trade secret protection will also be mentioned)

09:30-10:00         Ten typical IP cases in 2013, presented by China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate

10:00-10:15         Q&A

10:15-10:30         Coffee Break

10:30-10:50         Highlights of the Regulations for the Implementation of the Trademark Law, presented by China’s Trademark Administration Bureau under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce

10:50-11:10         Latest development of China’s copyright protection, presented by the National Copyright Administration of China

11:10-11:30          Introduction to China’s GI protection system and the protection granted to Napa Valley Wine, presented by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

11:30-11:50          Q&A

11:50-11:55          Closing remarks by the Chinese side

11:55-12:00         Closing remarks by the U.S. side

12:00-13:00         Lunch (Buffet)

14:00-16:00         Roundtable meeting (Moderator: Mr. Fuli Chen, China’s IP Attaché to the United States)

14:00-14:05         Opening remarks by the moderator

14:05-14:15         Self-introduction by members of the Chinese delegation (or by all the participants)

14:15-15:15         Comments and questions from U.S. enterprises

15:15-16:00         Q&A

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