Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center established in Chicago

Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center established in Chicago

2009/9/4

CHICAGO, Sept. 3  -- The John Marshall Law School in Chicago announced Thursday the establishment of the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center during the U.S.-China Intellectual Property Protection Cooperation and Research Forum.

It is the very first center in the United States which is dedicated to collecting Chinese intellectual property resources.

The Chinese IP Resource Center will serve U.S. students and IP specialists as a window into the Chinese IP system. It will also serve Chinese IP specialists as a forum for international study and discussion of developing features of the Chinese IP system.

The center will provide a much-needed link between U.S. and Chinese officials, judges, lawyers, academics, and students regarding shared issues of IP development and usage in China, as well as transfers of technology and other intellectual property to and from China.

Professor Dorothy Li, one of the founders of the center and Asian Alliance Program Co-director, told Xinhua that the purposed of the center is to deepen the American scholars' understanding of the current status and laws of Chinese intellectual property protection, as well as promoting U.S.-China exchange.

The center will collect and communicate Chinese IP regulations, laws and progress to American and Chinese IP professionals. A Chinese delegation led by the State Intellectual Property Office Deputy Commissioner Shaoning Gan attended the forum and offered their congratulations.

Gan said that Chinese State Intellectual Property Office offered great support to help establish the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center at the John Marshall Law School. It donated the first set of Chinese books and materials on Chinese IP to the center.

Gan told Xinhua, "the establishment of the center provides a wonderful platform for U.S. and China and will promote the understanding and exchange between two countries in IP area. It will also make it convenient for people from both countries to exchange with each other."

The John Marshal Law School started its cooperation with Chinese State Intellectual Property Office in 1994 and has made tremendous contributions to training Chinese IP talents and promote U.S.-China IP exchange.


                                                                                                             Source: Xinhua




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