June 5, 2019 Brown Bag CLE: China and Intellectual Property: New Laws, the Courts, and Continuing Change

Topic: China and Intellectual Property: New Laws, the Courts, and Continuing Change

While China has long insisted it has been working hard to improve its protection of intellectual property, skepticism persists and tensions remain on the other side of the Pacific.  Behind the politics of trade and technological competition, how do American companies actually fare in Chinese courts?  Should the focus be on fake watches or on cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence and 5G?  While problems persist and challenges remain, China has continued to revise and revamp its legal system—updating its Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law as recently as April, 2019.  During this CLE, we will discuss recent trends, legal developments, and how US companies can intelligently use China’s legal system to protect their competitive advantages.

Materials: Joshua Mandell – Portland – IP and Litigation in China – 3.0

Speakers: Please join us as speaker Josh Mandell gives a presentation about protecting intellectual property rights in China.

Josh Mandell is a principal of Rouse, an IP services business focused on emerging markets. Josh manages Rouse’s Beijing office and focuses on civil litigation, technology, brand protection, and strategy. Josh mainly works with American and European multinationals to perfect and implement their China intellectual property and business strategies. From trademark portfolio management to patent litigation and anti-counterfeiting, Josh advises clients in industries that include high-tech and semi-conductors, health and pharmaceuticals, and sports and entertainment. Josh also consults on protecting and commercializing emerging technologies, data, and artificial intelligence. Josh has almost 20 years of experience in China and has consulted for the American film industry, advising on a range of intellectual property and market access issues. Josh is a regular speaker at China and intellectual property forums, law schools, and conferences.

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277


Please note updated registration instructions below. Due to a recent change in Bar policy, cash and checks are no longer accepted. You MUST prepay by credit card or ACH using the following registration link:

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$20 – without lunch (you may bring your own lunch; food carts are just 2-blocks away)

$43 – with boxed lunch provided by Clyde Common. Click the “additional selection” box to add the lunch fee to your registration order in the link above. For boxed lunches, your registration and separate lunch order must be received by noon, Thursday, May 30, 2019. After completing your registration via the Bar website, you MUST click here to make your meal selection.

*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.