NCTA Go Global

NCTA Go Global

Series Event

What:  Companies headquartered or doing business in North Carolina are increasingly globally engaged.  From time to time, the North Carolina Technology Association will convene experts to explore the opportunities and challenges of doing business in countries near and far.

Topic:  Protecting Your IP in China

Presented in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce (NCDOC)

This seminar provided dynamic insight from three experts sharing their experiences and the necessary steps NC businesses should take when registering and protecting their IP in China.

Companies also learned about the NC STEP Grant Program, which offers NC small businesses potential funding up to $2,000 for costs incurred through establishing/protecting a company’s intellectual property in China.

In addition, attendees learned more about the eligibility and application process for the  North Carolina STEP (State Trade Export Promotion) Grant, which offers NC small businesses potential funding for some of costs incurred through establishing/protecting a company’s IP (Intellectual Property) in China.

Target Audience:  Senior executives from NC small-to-medium sized companies with an interest in protecting their Intellectual Property (IP) in China.

Jean Davis, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Trade – North Carolina Department of Commerce
Jack Hicks, Partner – Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Joy Huang, President – Connect East LLC
Theresa Spera, Export & Grant Program Director – North Carolina Department of Commerce
Michael Zapata III, Executive Chairman – Protochips

When:  Monday, June 24, 2013

11:00 am – Registration & Networking
11:30 pm – Luncheon
12:00 pm - Seminar
  1:30 pm – Networking & Questions
  2:00 pm – Individual meetings with NC Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Commerce (more information coming soon)

Where:  Research Triangle Foundation
12 Davis Drive
RTP 27709

Registration:  NCTA and CED Members, and NCDOC Clients – FREE
Nonmembers – $50

Sponsorship:  Be a Go Global Partner for $500, which includes an exhibit table for your company, reserved seating, recognition online and at event, and roster of attendees (name/title/org). Contact Marc Montoro at 919.890.0773 or Email Marc for more information.

Fine Print:  All registrations to NCTA events are final and non-refundable.  Refunds will only be offered if the event is cancelled.  Registrations are transferrable to another qualified guest.  Please contact NCTA at 919.856.0393 to request such a transfer.

Special Dietary Restrictions:  If you or someone you are registering has a special dietary restriction, please Email Misti Hennessee so that we can process the request prior to the event. We can only honor requests made in advance.