Foley Hoag Partner DeAnn Smith Speaks at International Commercial Law Forum in China

November 30, 2010

At the request of the Chinese Central Government, Foley Hoag partner DeAnn Smith recently traveled to Shijiazhuang to speak at the 5th International Commercial Law Forum.  Ms. Smith, a partner in the Intellectual Property group who frequently speaks on the topic of ITC Section 337 Investigations, met with government agencies, judges and industry leaders regarding ITC investigations.  The Forum attendees included executives from 200 export companies.

Shijiazhuang is the third largest city in the Hebei Province behind Beijing and Tianjin.  Ms. Smith was the only attorney from the United States at the forum and had the opportunity to meet with the Deputy Director of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), the Vice President of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Senior Counsel of the CCPIT Patent and Trademark Office, the Director of the Hebei Provincial Commerce Department and the Hebei Province Bar Association. 

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