China IP Road Shows and webinar events

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With its China intellectual property-related (IP) events—including the China IP Road Shows and China IP webinars—the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers U.S. businesses and rights holders, especially small and medium-sized businesses and new-to-market exporters, the unique opportunity to learn how to better protect their IP in China. Both the China Road Shows and the China IP webinars are free and open to the public. Upcoming and past events are listed below.

China IP webinars

The China IP webinars offer similar content to the China IP Road Shows, but in a shorter (usually 90-minute) format that is usually focused on a specific IP topic, presented by one or more of the USPTO’s China IP specialists. These online programs are accessible no matter your location.

China IP Road Shows

The China IP Road Shows are one-day events that represent a collaboration between the USPTO and a variety of organizations across the country, including universities, USPTO regional offices, business groups, state and local governments, and other federal agencies. These programs bring to local businesses and stakeholders the expertise and knowledge of the USPTO’s China specialists as well as that of special invited guests, who often include local businesspeople.

China IP events: four years of covering the country

Between 2017 and mid-2020, the USPTO’s China IP Road Shows were held in 29 cities. In addition, China IP webinars are held virtually for a wider audience. 

Past events

Are you interested in protecting your intellectual property (IP) in China? Register now to join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free webinar on enforcing IP rights in China. This program will focus on enforcement of IP rights, including: Presentations by experienced...

Are you interested in protecting your intellectual property (IP) in China? Register now to join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free IP basics webinar on protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights in China. The 110-minute program will include: An...

Dec 15, 2020 - Virtual

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free webinar on how to obtain and enforce your patents in China. Beginning with an overview of China’s patenting process, the program will continue with a detailed discussion of a hypothetical case that will draw on the experience and...

Join the USPTO for a free webinar on U.S. government resources for companies looking to protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) in China. The webinar will include a moderated discussion of a hypothetical U.S. company on its journey to manufacture, sell, and protect its products in China...

This free, two-hour webinar will offer U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) rights holders doing business in China the opportunity to hear from senior USPTO attorneys and guest practitioners and companies from the private sector about protection and enforcement of trade secrets...

This free two-hour webinar will offer U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) right holders the opportunity to hear from guest practitioners with extensive IP experience on using overlapping IP rights for protecting products in China. These include design patents, utility model...

This free, two-hour webinar will offer U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) rights holders doing business in China the opportunity to hear from five senior USPTO IP attorneys with many years of China IP experience. Attendees will get informed, up-to-date insights on IP...

Attend this free 90-minute webinar for U.S. businesses, inventors, and intellectual property (IP) rights holders doing business in China. Take this valuable opportunity to hear from three senior USPTO IP attorneys with many years of experience who will offer their unique insights on the current IP...

Mar 25, 2020 - Clearwater, FL

Recent developments on IP protection and enforcement in China — What Tampa Bay businesses need to know Tampa Bay business owners, inventors, and creators looking to protect their intellectual property (IP) should plan on attending this free, one-day USPTO China IP Road Show. Learn from government...

Mar 19, 2020 - Minneapolis, MN

Recent developments on IP protection and enforcement in China — What Minneapolis businesses need to know Event is postponed This event has been postponed until further notice. Please refer to this listing for updates and information. When a new date is confirmed, you will need to re-register for...