The Chinese government’s opinion on IP


The Chinese government’s opinion on IP

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China’s government has committed to implementing changes to the country’s IP system through a state-backed ‘opinion’, but how realistic are the goals? WIPR investigates.

Ask a lawyer or in-house counsel where the most troublesome jurisdiction for protecting intellectual property is and it’s likely many will say that it’s China.

Often thought of as a counterfeiting and manufacturing hub, its reputation for respect and adherence to IP values has historically been far from positive.

But there are real signs of change.

IP, State Council of the People’s Republic of China, counterfeit, piracy, SEPs, patent, patent licensing, NDRC,