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The 34th Peking University Private Law and Intellectual Property Right Lecture Held Successfully

On the September 29th, 2015 evening,the 34th Lecture of Private Law and Intellectual Property of PKU(The Lecture of Intellectual Property of PKU ) was held successfully in the 307 meeting room of Koguan Building by Research Center of International Intellectual Property of Peking University and Research Base of National Intellectual Property Strategy Implementation ( PKU ). This lecture invited Akron University Law School professor Jeffrey M. Samuels professor as keynote speaker, the Peking University Law School Professor Yang Ming presided over. The lecture topic is "Liability for Online Trademark Infringement Secondary (the indirect responsibility of network trademark infringement)", attracting a large number of students in school and the community to listen to.

Professor Samuels first introduced the concept of indirect infringement liability and the process of development in the United States. Then, Professor Samuels made a brief introduction to the trademark infringement in the Internet. Professor Samuels further aimed at the problem of responsibility in the search engine in the advertising, and the responsibility of the credit card payment service and the network cockroach (Cybersquatting). In the face of the growing diversity of network form, Professor Samuels also put forward several questions for the students from the policy view in the end.

Professor Yang Ming made a comparison analysis as a conclusion combined with the contents of the Samuels, and expressed gratitude to Professor Samuels.The lecture ended in a round of applause.


Speaker introduction:

Jeffrey M. Samuels is the Director of The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology and the David L. Brennan Professor of Law. He teaches courses in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, International IP Law, Introduction to IP Law, Trademark Prosecution, Current Issues in IP Law, IP Policy and Politics and a seminar in counterfeiting and piracy. Professor Samuels has particular expertise in the areas of trademarks, domain names and unfair competition. His bar admissions include Ohio, District of Columbia, Virginia, New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Professor Samuels served as the assistant commissioner of patents and trademarks of the USPTO from November 1987 to January 1993. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty in 1998, Professor Samuels was an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University School of Law and George Mason University School of Law.


Translated by: Sun Jingwei, Liu Xin

Edited by: Xia Jing