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Temple University Provost Gregory Mandel Visits Shandong University in China

Gregory Mandel, senior vice president and provost of Temple University, recently participated in an international forum on “Regime Evolution and Paradigm Shift: New Frontiers of International Intellectual Property,” hosted by the Shandong University School of Law and Shandong University Qingdao Campus. The International Forum was the first significant international intellectual property exchange event held in China following the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

During his visit, Provost Mandel and Dean Zhou Changjun, dean of the School of Law of Shandong University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities. This MOU creates a framework for academic cooperation and provides a platform for student and professor exchanges. 

Provost Mandel and Shandong University Law School Professor Shi Wei lead a group discussion.

More than 30 leading experts from the United States, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, and mainland China joined the Forum. Discussions focused on five topics: the evolution of international intellectual property; new developments in IP law from an international and comparative perspective; IP and cutting-edge technologies; challenges and prospects for IP protection in China; and institutional changes and paradigm shifts in international IP rights. 

In the “Intellectual Property and Cutting-edge Technologies” session, Provost Mandel and Professor Peter Drahos of the European University Institute exchanged views with other leading IP scholars, including Tsinghua University’s Professor Cui Guobin, director of Tsinghua’s Intellectual Property Law Research Center.  

Tsinghua University Law School is Temple University’s partner in China. Together, Temple and Tsinghua offer a dual degree LLM program in U.S. and Chinese law. The program, established in 1999. is the oldest foreign law degree-granting program in China. 

Conference participants

Header Image: Provost Mandel speaks on international intellectual property law.

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