(Recording Academy Trustee Ruby Marchand is among the delegates participating in A2IM's Trade Mission to Asia. The mission originated from an A2IM/Recording Academy Indie Day on Capitol Hill in 2010 that resulted in a government grant for the trade initiative. Her blog will document her experiences representing The Recording Academy as the mission travels from Seoul to Hong Kong in an effort to increase exports by small- and medium-sized independent music businesses based in New York and Tennessee.)
Monday, Sept. 10:
We awoke to an early breakfast treat: three Department of Commerce specialists from the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai came to our hotel to brief us on China's economy and the current situation regarding intellectual property rights. Paul Taylor, deputy principal commercial officer) led the discussion, accompanied by his colleagues, Jared Ragland, consul, intellectual property rights officer, and Lan Shi, intellectual property rights specialist.
Here's the gist of what they shared with us:
Please keep in mind that Dawn Bruno, the New York office Department of Commerce representative accompanying us on the Trade Mission, is dedicated to assisting Academy members throughout the Asian region and can liaise with local Department of Commerce offices on your behalf.