China — Home And Away: The Next IP Powerhouse

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 3:15 PM EDT) -- This article discusses various aspects of Chinese intellectual property policy and progress as a consequence of World Trade Organization-driven and, more recently, innovation-driven history of Chinese IP law.

The Evolution of IP In China

Although the first patent law in China took effect in 1985, its enforcement of patent laws in China was not emphasized until 2001 when China became a member of the WTO.

During the WTO-driven IP policy era, Chinese IP policies were often enacted reflexively, reacting to the international pressure directed at the...
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