Monday, March 12, 2018
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINESE COPYRIGHT AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW: ARE U.S. AND CHINESE LAW AND PRACTICE CONVERGING?
Axel aus der Mühlen Memorial Lecture on International Law
Speaker: Dr. Seagull Haiyan Song
The entertainment industry in China has undergone rapid growth in recent years. Please join us for a fascinating discussion of the trends that are emerging in Chinese entertainment law, including the substantial similarity test in copyright infringement analysis, protection of movie titles and story characters through trademark and anti-unfair competition law, protection of rights to privacy and reputation, and the treatment of freedom of speech and the public’s right to information. Chinese courts’ decisions and reasoning are showing signs that Chinese and U.S. law may be converging, which will have far-reaching implications in China’s entertainment industry for years to come.
Dr. Seagull Haiyan Song is a law professor, practicing attorney and published author. She is the leading authority in the field of US-China entertainment law and intellectual property law. Dr. Song currently serves as Senior Advisor at Hogan Lovells LLP, and Founding Director at Asia-America Law Institute at Loyola Law School LA. She also teaches entertainment law at Peking University School of Law, China Renmin University School of Law and Beijing Film Academy.
Dr. Song has practiced law in mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States for over twenty years. Before joining the academic world in 2012, Dr. Song was Senior Counsel with Disney, overseeing the company’s intellectual property division in the Asia Pacific region, a consultant with Arnold & Porter LLP, and a partner with King and Wood Mallesons, heading the intellectual property practice of the firm’s Shanghai Office. Dr. Song has been acclaimed as an “Asia Law Leading Lawyer” in the field of intellectual property law for five years since 2006. Dr. Song was honored by the Asia Society as a rising Asian leader through its Asia21 Fellows program and later was invited to be a Board Director and Executive Committee member of the Asia Society Southern California Center and also Co-Chair of the US-China Film Summit Committee.
Dr. Song has published numerous books and articles in the field of US-China intellectual property law and entertainment law. Her recent books include: Entertainment Law (The Commercial Press, 2nd ed., 2018), the first leading treatise on the subject of entertainment law in China; Transnational Intellectual Property Law (Edward Elgar, 2018, co-authoring with Prof. Robert Merges); Selected Chinese Patent Cases, co-authoring with Chinese Supreme People’s Court (Wolters Kluwer, 2014); New Challenges of Chinese Copyright Law (Kluwer Law International, 2011) etc. Dr. Song is also one of the five participating U.S. experts in the 2013 US-China IP Dialogue White Paper, co-released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and China Renmin University. Dr. Song is a frequent speaker around the world on U.S.-China intellectual property and entertainment law issues and recent developments.
Dr. Song received her first LL.M degree from Hong Kong University and her second LL.M and J.S.D (Doctorate of the Science of Law) from University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is admitted to the Bar of People’s Republic of China and the California Bar of the United States.
Monday, March 12, 2018
DOMA Beverly Hills
362 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Check-In: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Program: 8:00 PM
The price for the dinner will be $85.00 for members and “associates,” $110.00 for guests of members, and $95.00 at the door for members and associates who miss the noon deadline (if there is room).
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