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    This position is located in the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, China. The incumbent will serve as an Intellectual Property Attorney-Adviser (IP Attaché) in Guangzhou for the International Trade Administration/Global Markets (ITA/GM) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

    The incumbent represents U. S. intellectual property interests through advocacy with the host government over, analysis of, and reporting about, intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, copyright, plant varieties, trade secrets, criminal, civil administrative and customs enforcement, and other matters involving intellectual property and intergovernmental organizations and related issues in the host country and as requested by the region. The incumbent will act as a resource on intellectual property regimes in Southeastern China including in the Provinces of Fujian, Guangdong ,Guangxi, and Hainan for U.S. Government agencies and U.S industry.

    The incumbent reports to the Senior Commercial Officer and also to the Director of USPTO’s IP Attaché Program who directs the incumbent, reviews the incumbent's performance and ensures consistency with agency and administration priorities. The Chief of Mission and/or Deputy Chief of Mission, appropriate units in the International Trade Administration (i.e. The Director General of Global Markets) and appropriate units in the USPTO (i.e. the Chief Policy Officer and to the China Team Lead) may also provide guidance.

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    Serves as an expert in intellectual property, as well as international trade, legislative procedures and executive branch decision making related to intellectual property.

    Promotes high standards of intellectual property protection and enforcement in host country and/or region. In doing so, the incumbent carries out U.S. objectives to promote improvements in patent, trademark and copyright legal systems internationally for the benefit of U.S. interests.

    The incumbent develops, in consultation with appropriate USPTO representatives, strategic plans for engaging countries in the region to improve their intellectual property regimes.

    Serves as U.S. Patent and Trademark Office representative on U.S. delegations to international meetings on intellectual property to develop international agreements, revise existing agreements or address implementation of agreements or treaties.

    Responsible for program areas of international trade and intellectual property; and identifies and addresses impediments affecting the program areas.

    Exercises managerial authority over local staff.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Frequency of travel will vary.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified U.S. citizens.

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