Transparency and Intellectual Property in China: Problems and Prospects


11.21.23 12:00 PM

Tom Moga will serve as a featured presenter for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) webinar, "Transparency and Intellectual Property in China: Problems and Prospects," on November 21, 2023, at Noon ET.

China has made significant advancements in intellectual property (IP) law and practice over the past four decades following the introduction of a Trademark Law (1982), a Patent Law (1985), and a Copyright Law (1991). China's court system has also experienced notable developments, including the establishment of specialized IP courts. However, a lack of transparency in many areas of IP portfolio development and enforcement—including judicial and administrative enforcement systems—threatens to compromise efforts to develop a world-class IP system. Patent applicants frequently have a difficult time understanding the nuances of patent prosecution in China, including unwritten rules related to accelerating patent examination. This session will examine the many frustrations and obstacles that may be encountered through the process of IP development and how to successfully navigate them. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the general and day-to-day challenges posed by a lack of transparency related to IP in China
  • Describe how to build an effective IP portfolio in China despite these challenges
  • Identify strategies for anticipating and successfully overcoming difficulties related to enforcing IP rights in China

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