Dilworth IP was recently selected to organize a two-day symposium on trademark and brand protection for a group of fourteen delegates from the Trademark Division of the State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) of the People’s Republic of China. Michael Dilworth, founder of Dilworth IP, moderated the event with assistance from the firm’s Technology Specialist, Jing Zhou. Frederick Spaeth, who chairs the firm’s trademark practice, contributed a presentation on US trademark law and best practices. Other speakers included Paul Pita of The Pita Group, Harry Falber of Trade Area Marketing Group and Paul Edelberg of Fox Rothschild LLP. Dr. Shenmin Yin of Beyond Attorneys at Law served as the Chinese translator for the event, and Lora Feng and Ting Yi of LFI Solutions served as co-organizers.

The SAIC is the Chinese government administrative, regulatory and enforcement agency responsible for business registration, product quality inspection, trademarks, consumer affairs, advertising, anti-trust issues, and more. The symposium began with a day of lectures at the University of New Haven, Orange Campus on Thursday, December 15th.  On Friday, two Connecticut companies hosted sessions at their respective headquarters and offered presentations on their trademark, branding and marketing strategies. Delegates to the conference included the Deputy Secretary General of the China Trademark Association, and the Deputy Director General of the Heilongjiang Provincial Administration for Industry & Commerce.

Dilworth IP is an intellectual property and business law firm providing legal services in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution, opinions and agreements in the chemical, biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, material science, consumer products, electronics, software, and semiconductor industries. We’ve been in the lab. Whether your invention is a controlled-release pharmaceutical, a fuel cell, or a new circuit schematic, our attorneys will speak your language and listen well. We’ll quickly grasp nuances of your complex technology and capture the IP protection you deserve. To learn more about the firm, please visit www.dilworthip.com.