A U.S. government position as Attorney-Advisor (Intellectual Property Rights) in Beijing, China opened on 08/17/2012 and will close on 09/04/2012.
The job can be viewed on http://www.usajobs.gov/ job announcement number: ITA-FSHR-2012-0030
The announcement can also be viewed by clicking this link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324208200 Continue reading
With the impending departures of Nancy Kremers in Beijing and Conrad Wong in Guangzhou, two key PTO positions in China are now opening up.
The notices for the job postings are available here: Continue reading
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is seeking an individual for the position of Legal Specialist with the Political Section. This position works with the U.S. Department of Justice in Beijing.
Information can be found at http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/pollegalspec.html.
With the summer almost upon us, the tours of many diplomats posted overseas are slated to end. No less so with IPR-diplomats.
Chris Adams will be departing from his post as USTR’s representative in China. The notice for his job posting is available here: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/317283100 . Chinese language is no longer mandatory for this position, but is highly desirable.
Following our year end review of individuals’ transitions in China’s growing IP field, here is a Q&A with Tom Duke, a new IP officer at the UK Mission:
Why did the UK decided to send you to Beijing? Is it part of a broader plan?
My role in Beijing is the first part of a planned international IP attaché network for the UK IPO. As it’s a new post, one of the priorities is to establish the most effective way that I can deliver added value to the networks already on the ground in China (for example in UK Trade & Investment, the FCO and UK/EU projects and industry associations). From reading a couple of your articles about your time in the US embassy, I know you have spoken about providing colleagues with the right tools – based on accurate information of the Chinese IP landscape – and amplifying messages that can benefit all stakeholders. Continue reading
Looking back on 2011 and into 2012, it has been a year with considerable transition for individuals following IP issues in China.
There were some important lateral changes in the private sector. With the Hogan Lovells merger, Doug Clark went to Hong Kong, and Horace Lam left Hogan Lovells for Jones Day in China. Former Supreme People’s Court IPR Chief Judge, Jiang Zhipei, left the Fangda Partners for King and Wood. Meanwhile, King and Wood, which already had a large China IP practice, merged with the Australian law firm, Mallesons, which has a Chinese IP practice. Amongst the more recent retirees from the Chinese government, Xu Chao, of the National Copyright Administration, and Yin Xintian, of the State Intellectual Property Office, both left the government for the Wanhuida law firm. An Qinghu, the former Director General in charge of the Chinese Trademark Office, also left his parent agency, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, to work for the Chinese Trademark Association. Continue reading