Chinese IP Violations Threaten US Profits, ITC Says

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 4:07 PM EST) -- Intellectual property rights infringement in China is hampering market opportunities and cutting into profits for American companies whose products compete with cheap, illegal imitations, according to a new report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

In the first of two studies on intellectual property issues in China, the ITC on Monday reported that despite the country’s commitment to comply with international intellectual property agreements, Chinese infringement of U.S. copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets remained an impediment to U.S.-China trade relations.

Although China’s accession to the...
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