The USPTO in conjunction with its Dallas regional office, the United States Commercial Service and other partners is offering two seminars about protecting your IP in China and another seminar discussing IP basics in Chinese (Guoyu/Putonghua). These three events are free and open to the public, but registration is required and seating is limited.
Tuesday, May 2: Lone Star Strategies for IP in China, What Texas Companies Need to Know Now in Dallas, TX
Belo Mansion/ 2101 Ross Ave. / Dallas, TX 75201 / 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT
Registration Deadline is April 28.
Thursday, May 4: Mandarin Language Intro to IP in Houston, TX
GE Oil and Gas / 4424 W. Sam Houston Pkwy North / Room 108 (1st Floor) / Houston, TX 77041 / 1:00 – 5:30 PM CT
Following the event is a reception from 5:30 – 6:30 PM CT.
Friday, May 5: Lone Star Strategies for IP in China, What Texas Companies Need to Know Now in Houston, TX
Bracewell LLP / 711 Louisiana Street / Suite 2300 / Houston, TX 77002 / 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM CT
Registration: https://info.bracewelllaw.com/38/1060/compose-email/uspto-ip-in-china-05-05-fw.asp?sid=blankform (Note that this registration may be temporarily down).
Further contact: USPTO – Texas Regional Office 469-295-9000
Also of interest, Fordham’s annual IP conference in NYC will host a China IP session in its opening plenary on Thursday, April 20. Speakers include myself, David Kappos, Prof. Peter Yu, fellow blogger Erick Robinson (Beijing East IP Ltd.), Parker Zhang (Assistant General Counsel, Baidu) and others. See the IP Institute’s website for further details (http://fordhamipinstitute.com/).