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Intellectual Property Protection in China: Practical Realities (Update)

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The US has levied tariffs on Chinese imports, citing intellectual property violations. Join Amy B. Goldsmith, Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, as she explains intellectual property protection and enforcement in China, and the reasons for the current IP controversy. First, Ms. Goldsmith will discuss China’s membership in certain international IP treaties and conventions and the obligations of member states pursuant thereto. Next, patents, trademarks, and copyrights will be examined through the Chinese lens, including searching, filing, and maintaining any granted rights and the value of customs recordals. Third, Ms. Goldsmith will review how one deals with infringement in China of patents, trademarks and copyrights. Ms. Goldsmith will sum up by discussing tech transfer issues and why China is on the US priority watch list for intellectual property violations.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Address China’s membership in intellectual property treaties and conventions
  2. Identify how and when to file for patent, trademark, and copyright protection, and recordation with the Chinese Customs authorities
  3. Review enforcement mechanisms in China, including administrative and court proceedings
  4. Discuss best practices regarding tech transfer
  5. Delve into China’s presence on the US watch list and the tariffs

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Faculty

Amy Goldsmith

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Successful, profitable businesses share certain characteristics: immediately recognizable brands, desirable products or services, and a strategic plan which minimizes legal risks. As co-chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy B. Goldsmith partners with clients to provide practical legal advice and connections to grow their businesses. A strategic advisor, she guides clients in all stages of their development from idea conception and protection, to funding, manufacturing and enforcement.

She will advise you whether your trademark is available in the United States and globally, if patents should be a part of your strategy, and if your design team’s new product shares too many features of the competition’s copyrighted bestseller. She will design contracts that make sense. Amy will also guide you through the clearance process, whether the subject matter is books, movies or live action. If a dispute is on the horizon, she will be by your side until a fair resolution is reached. If knock-offs are all over social media platforms, Amy will help you take them down.

Amy protects the global interests of national and international clients in a wide variety of industries, including fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, food and nutraceuticals, pet products, publishing, medical devices, exercise equipment, web-based business applications and telecommunications platforms, and consumer and designer goods. Amy will help you design privacy policies and terms of use that make sense in the global world in which you operate.

She has been a Vice President of the New York Women's Bar Association and currently is Co-Chair of the CLE Committee. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is on the Board of Directors of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy. Amy also was a speaker at and served on the Advisory Board for TedxTimesSquare.

Before joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy was a partner at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C.