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Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators reception in Beijing
IP in China and Beyond

Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Panel & Reception: IP in China and Beyond

Please note this event is free of charge.


Who can attend:

Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators with less than five years of professional experience, or professionals with more experience who are accompanied by a young practitioner. 

Friday, October 20, 2017 


The program starts at 1:30 pm. Please arrive 30 minutes prior allow for registration.


China IP Training Center(北京上地西街信息路6号环岛东南角)
No. 6, Information Road, Shangdi West Street, Haidian District, Beijing


1:30 pm Welcome

1:35 pm What can INTA do for YOU? What can YOU do for INTA?
Presentation on the value of INTA for YPs and the best ways to become (more) involved with the organization.

2:00 pm   Trademark registration in the US – characteristics of the system and practical hints
Joel B. Blank (USPTO IP Attaché - Beijing)

2:45 pm Coffee Break

3:00 pm  Trademark registration in the EU – characteristics of the system, practical hints and changes due to the recent reform Carolina Calheiros and Jan Gerd Mietzel (Partners – Rolim, Mietzel, Wohlnick & Calheiros LLP) 3:45 pm Recent IP developments in China LI Xiaolian (Trademark Counsel – Wan Hui Da) 4:30 pm Coffee Break

4:50 pm Roundtable: Typical issues faced by Young Practitioners in the area of IP

    • LIU Jian (President IPACE - IP Academy of Chinese Enterprises)
    • LEI Yongjian (Partner – Wan Hui Da)
    • LI Yongbo (Senior partner – Unitalen Attorneys at Law)
    • YU Alicia (Regional Manager China – darts-ip)
    • YAN Jin (Unitalen Attorneys at Law)
    • LI Yongbo (Senior partner – Unitalen Attorneys at Law)
Active audience participation is requested: Please furnish us with two questions for the participants of the roundtable when you register for the event (further information below). 
5:35 pm What do you know about IP in and outside of China?  Quiz on IP law in China, Europe and the U.S. 6:15 pm Closing
Co-hosting firms:  darts-ip Unitalen Attorneys at Law Wan Hui Da
Please RSVP via the above RSVP button no later than Monday, October 16, 2017. In addition to this, please send an email to to let us know how long you have been active in the area of IP and provide us with one or two questions addressed to the panelists.  
The event is free of charge and space is limited. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will actually be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by email.