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Mark Cohen (柯恒)

Mark Allen Cohen (柯恒) is a Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Guest Professor at Renmin University, China. He has served as the Senior Counsel, China for the USPTO. Formerly, he was Director of International Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft Corporation. Prior to that time, he was Of Counsel to Jones Day's Beijing office. Before then, he served as Senior Intellectual Property Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as Attorney-Advisor in the Office of International Relations at USPTO. In total, he has nearly 30 private, public sector, in house and academic experience on IPR issues in China. This is his private blog. This blog represents the opinions of the author(s) only, and should not be construed as the position of any employer, client, or other party, including (and especially) the US government.

Free Webinar on “Fraudulent Trademark Filings From China: Origins, Strategies, and Ethics” on October 11, 2022

During the past 10 years USPTO has conducted approximately 561 investigations into fraudulent trademark filings from China. These cases have involved US and Chinese trademark practitioners and their clients, and have sought to address a changing landscape of fraudulent activity. Our webinar on October 17 will discuss this changing landscape with two USPTO attorneys, a prominent Chinese trademark lawyer and Mark Cohen from BCLT.

Uses and Misuses of Chinese Patent Data to Assess Emerging Technological Challenges from China

Chinese patent data is often misapplied or dismissed in its entirety. Effectively understanding and utilizing the data can lead to better comprehension of the technological challenges that China poses to the United States. Please also join our forthcoming event: https://www.csis.org/events/us-technological-leadership-and-patents-what-can-data-tell-us.