China IPR

NYU Lunch Program on China IP on March 5, 2015

On March 5, I will be joining Prof.  Barton Beebe and others at NYU in a luncheon discussion on IP issues in China.   I have attended or spoken at several of these NYU luncheon programs, hosted by Prof. Jerome Cohen (no relation) and they are all always a pleasure.  There is no fee for attending, but please RSVP.  Here is an excerpt from the announcement.

“Our next distinguished lunch speaker, on Thursday, March 5 in Furman Hall (245 Sullivan St) rm 120, will be Barton Beebe, the John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law at NYU School of Law.  Professor Beebe specializes in the doctrinal, empirical, and cultural analysis of intellectual property and has published work on shanzhai, sumptuary law, and intellectual property law in modern China.  In addition Mark Cohen …  will also make comments and participate in the lunchtime discussion. The talk will be from 12:30pm-1:45pm.

Please send an email to by Tuesday, March 3 at 12pm if you plan to attend. 

Barton Beebe’s published works include Intellectual Property law and the Sumptuary Code, 123 Harvard Law Review 809 (2010), and An Empirical Study of U.S. Copyright Fair Use Opinions, 1978-2005, 156 Pennsylvania Law Review 549 (2008).”

Prof. Beebe’s article on shanzhai, IP and sumptuary law in China is found here.


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