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BEIJING (April 24, 2018) – Perkins Coie LLP, along with several prominent Chinese-based law firms and commercial organizations, hosted two seminars in Beijing focused on Chinese firms doing business in the United States on April 23-24, 2018.

The seminars were attended by local law firms, in-house legal teams, and business executives, particularly those Chinese-based companies with an increasing trade and investment presence in the United States. The first seminar, “Made in China 2025: Implications for U.S. Law and Chinese Law,” co-sponsored by the Zhonglun W&D Law Firm and the China Chamber of International Commerce, was April 23 at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang. The second seminar, “Intellectual Property Seminar and ITC Section 337 Mock Trial Demonstration,” held with the assistance of John Marshall Law School’s Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center, the State Intellectual Property Office, SBZL IP Law Firm and Zhichanli, was held on April 24 at the China Intellectual Property Resource Center.

Topics from the “Made in China 2025” seminar will include:

  • Best practices for antitrust protection
  • China antitrust implications for joint ventures
  • Data protection, anti-corruption and compliance with U.S. laws
  • Trends in China’s policies on export controls
  • Trends in China’s policies on foreign exchange
  • The emerging U.S.-China trade war

“We’re honored to be partnering with the Zhonglun W&D law firm and the China Chamber of International Commerce,” said Michael House, Perkins Coie’s Beijing Office Managing Partner. “As the global economy expands, it’s critical that multinational companies understand how recent changes in U.S. competition, trade and investment laws affect their plans for trade and investment in the U.S.  In addition, the seminar will provide companies in emerging technology sectors with guidance on complying with important U.S. regulations while protecting their intellectual property.” 

Perkins Coie partners taking part in the April 23 seminar include Shylah Alfonso (Antitrust), Kevin R. Feldis (Litigation), Michael P. House (International Trade), and Jon B. Jacobs (Litigation). The second seminar, on April 24, will feature Perkins Coie LLP intellectual property partners Kevin J. Patariu and Aaron Wininger.

The April 24 seminar concluded with an ITC Section 337 seminar and mock trial demonstration, presided over by former ITC Administrative Law Judge Robert K. Rogers, with participation from women at local companies and law firms in celebration of this year’s World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Annual World Intellectual Property Day celebrations. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.”

“About 25% of accused parties in Section 337 investigations at the ITC are Chinese companies, so explaining these proceedings and demonstrating how these trials are conducted will help clarify the process,” said Co-Chair of Section 337 Litigation Practice at Perkins Coie LLP. “Presenting this in conjunction with World Intellectual Property Day’s theme demonstrates the importance of women attorneys working in the IP space.”

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