On October 4 2021, USTR Katherine Tai delivered her much-awaited speech at CSIS outlining US-China trade policy under the Biden Administration. The speech summarizes her “top to bottom” review of US-China trade policy. Sadly, it was one of the most IP-free speeches that we have heard from USTR on China trade policies. USTR Tai mentioned intellectual property only once when she briefly talked about the Phase 1 Agreement. An Administration orientation towards increasing market access for grains and goods, but not protection and commercialization of intangible rights, could have long-term adverse consequences.
Recent Recordings and Upcoming Programs
Here is a listing of recordings of some recent programs that are now available as well as a listing of upcoming events. The Third Berkeley-Tsinghua Conference on Transnational IP Litigation was held […]
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A forthcoming lecture by Mark Cohen on Weaponization of Intellectual Property Against China at UCSD.
Upcoming Federalist Society Live Podcast on China IP
I will be talking at a Federalist Society sponsored live podcast this Thursday October 22, 2020 at noon EDT on “The United States-China Relationship and Intellectual Property”. My fellow speakers are two […]
IP, China and Disrupted Supply Chains: What Does the Future Hold?
What are the impacts of Trump administration punitive tariffs, export control sanctions, and foreign investment restrictions against China on the underlying technologies for these products and on their extended supply chains? Has […]
Fact and Fiction in the US-China IP Trade War
The Asia Society of Northern California is sponsoring a free webinar October 8 from 5-6:30 PM PST on “Fact and Fiction in the US-China IP Trade War” as part of its “Seek […]
Some China IP Resources While Sheltering in Place
An unofficial translation of the proposed Copyright Law amendments that have been made available for public comment, is available here. Thanks to Prof. Jiarui Liu for sharing his translation! All translations are […]
The Phase 1 IP Agreement: Its Fans and Discontents
How much will the IP Sections of the Phase 1 Agreement (the “Agreement”) with China change IP strategies in China? For the most part, the Agreement adds much less than its appearance might […]
The Trump Administration and China IP Diplomacy: Old Wine In a New Bottle?
Two major China IP events occurred in late November and December. One of them was the long-awaited first phase of a settlement of the US-China trade war. The second was the nomination […]
Trademark Law and AUCL Revisions Passed Into Law
Jill Ge of Clifford Chance has brought to my attention that the changes proposed to the Trademark Law and Anti-Unfair Competition Law that I reported on April 21, have now been passed at […]