Event: IP Seminar

Date: 06/24/2010

June 24, 2010: IP Seminar at Kirkland & Ellis 

CBLA and Kirkland & Ellis co-sponsored a seminar entitled "Intellectual Property in the United States: What a Chinese Company Should Know." The seminar was held at Kirkland & Ellis’ New York office on June 24, 2010. The panel was composed of some of the most prominent intellectual property lawyers in the country: Dale Cendali, Paul Bondor, Claudia Ray, and Edward Sadtler from Kirkland & Ellis, and Michelle Francis from the Francis Com-pany. Xiaoyan Zhang, an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis and a director of CBLA, moderated the panel discussion.

The topics covered by the panelists were com-prehensive and practically relevant, which included: (1) an overview of U.S. trademark and copyright law; (2) U.S. patent litigation; (3) international arbitration with respect to intellec-tual property; and, (4) intellectual property transactions. Drawing from their respective expertise in these areas, the panelists presented the basic legal framework in these areas and shared many practical tips for Chinese companies.
The seminar generated a lot of interest, drawing an audience of nearly 100 people, including representatives from Chinese companies’ New York offices, attorneys, law students, and non-legal professionals. The speakers’ presentations were informative and engaging, and very well received by the audience, many of whom stayed around after the formal conclusion of the semi-nar to raise additional questions.