On May 20, Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (QBPC) Chair Michael Ding hosted Reginal Attaché Mr. Austin L. Moore from U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement / Homeland Security Investigation. The US delegation also included Deputy Regional Attaché Linda J. Slattery, Assistant Attaché June Liu, Foreign Service National Investigators Cheng Cheng and Han Yan.
Michael introduced QBPC background, structure, priorities and partners. He also briefed the guests on forthcoming QBPC events in the plan of second half year. Austin illustrated the intellectual property issues of concern including IPR protection of small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, the two sides exchanged views on service trademarks protection, criminal protection of intellectual property rights and trade secrets. Austin looked forward to sharing best practices and strengthening cooperation with QBPC and QBPC members in the future.