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    The position is located in the U. S. Consulate in Shanghai, China, Commercial Section. The incumbent will serve as an Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché in Shanghai for the US&FCS and U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The position requires knowledge of all fields of IP and international agreements governing IP, including IP office operation and administration, IP training, and adherence to IP standards of protection and enforcement.

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    As an IP Attaché, the incumbent will act as a resource on China's intellectual property regime for other U. S. Government agencies. This position reports to the Senior Commercial Officer and must also coordinate with the Economics Section, other parts of the U. S. Consulate in Shanghai and the USPTO

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

     Serves as the United States 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.

     Exercise managerial authority over local staff.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 25% or less Frequency of travel will vary.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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