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USPTO to Offer Free, Two-Day, Program on Protecting Intellectual Property from Theft in China on April 6-7

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a free, two-day, seminar for businesses on April 6 – 7, at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, to help them learn about how to protect against intellectual property theft from China.  China continues to be the number one source of counterfeit products seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2010, accounting for 61 percent of all seizures.

During the two-day seminar in Alexandria, intellectual property (IP) experts from the private sector in the U.S. and China and from the United States Government will provide comprehensive information on protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights in China.  The program will include presentations on protecting and enforcing trademarks and patents in China, case studies illustrating these principles in practice, and real world stories and practical tips from companies on the frontline of IP rights protection and enforcement in China.  The program also will feature a presentation on global intellectual property strategy for the small business.

The program is for any company that wants to learn about protecting its products from counterfeiting and piracy, whether the company is contemplating entering the China market, has an established presence in China, or even has no intention of selling or manufacturing its products in China.  USPTO China Road Show/Alexandria is the latest in a series of two-day China IP events that the USPTO is hosting across the country to help educate businesses about the realities of piracy and counterfeiting—which cost the American economy approximately $250 billion annually. 

The seminar is free and open to all, but registration is required to attend. 

For more information and to register, go to:  http://events.SignUp4.com/ChinaRoadShowAlexandria

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