The 2013 US-China Intellectual Property Dialogue White Paper was jointly released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Renmin University of China last month. Asia 21′s very own, Seagull Haiyan Song was one the five participating experts from the US and the only female member. Her colleagues included former officials from the US Trade Representative, US Customs, US Patent & Trademark Offices. In an email she stated, “It is an honor, indeed, to be within such a privileged group.”
The ten participating representatives from the US, and China, took 15 months of negotiations in Washington D.C. and Beijing, before finally agreeing on key terms and jointly issuing the White Paper report.
Professor Liu Chuntian of Renmin University of China, and Chairman of China Intellectual Property Law Association said that “The Dialogue itself is an innovation. It creates a new opportunity for a wider and deeper Sino-US dialogue in the IPR area. And it also provides a multi-dimensional insightful framework for bilateral IPR cooperation between the governments.”
Asia 21 Young Leader, professor, and author, Seagull Song, obtained her BA from Beijing Language University, afterwards she completed her Master of Laws in Hong Kong University and University of California, Berkeley School of Law where she also later on earned her Doctor of Juridical Science. She is a member of the Bar in both California and China. She is currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Law in Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. She has 15 years of field experience in Intellectual Property Law at various international law firms and multinational companies in both China and the United States. Seagull has been acclaimed as the “Asia Law Leading Lawyer” in the field of intellectual property for five consecutive years since 2006.
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