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SHENZHEN (April 27, 2018) – Perkins Coie LLP, along with several prominent Chinese-based law firms, hosted two seminars on April 25 and 27, 2018.

The seminars were attended by local companies and law firms with business ties in the U.S., will address legal and intellectual property issues China-based companies are facing while doing business in the U.S. 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 is scheduled for April 25 at the Hilton Shenzhen Futian.  The second seminar, “Intellectual Property Seminar and ITC Section 337 Mock Trial Demonstration,” held with the assistance of the Shenzhen IP Office, Shenzhen Zhongyi Patent and Trademark Office, and John Marshall Law School’s Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center, was held on April 27 at the Intercontinental Hotel Shenzhen.

Topics at the “Made in China 2025” seminar on April 25 included:

  • Winning the Antitrust Game with Both Offense and Defense
  • The Survival of Copyright in the Internet Age
  • The Emerging U.S.-China Trade War: Tariffs, Investment Barriers and the Impact of Retaliation
  • Data Protection, Anti-Corruption and Compliance with U.S. Laws: Enforcement Outlook Under the Trump Administration

“We’re honored to partner with Zhonglun W&D Law Firm, says Geof Vance, Perkins Coie’s Shanghai 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 25 seminar include Shylah Alfonso (Antitrust), Kevin R. Feldis (Litigation), Michael P. House (International Trade), Jon B. Jacobs (Litigation), Chen Yan (Shenzhen Copyright Society) and Steven Lisi Zhou (Zhonglun W&D Law Firm) . The April 27 seminar will include Perkins Coie LLP intellectual property partners James B. Coughlan, Kevin J. Patariu, and Aaron Wininger.

The event 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 Jim Coughlan, 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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