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Stronger and more just? Recent reforms of China's intellectual property rights system and their implications
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PurposeSince 2015, China has made efforts to reform its intellectual property rights (IPR) system to better protect and stimulate innovation. These reforms are a result of the demand for more stringent intellectual property (IP) protection from China's domestic, innovative industries and a measure to ease the pressure exerted by its foreign trading partners, particularly against the background of the US-China trade dispute that started at the beginning of 2018. This paper summarizes these reforms and their implications.Design/methodology/approachThis paper combines a variety of sources, including academic articles, government websites, news reports, industry surveys and expert opinions, to offer insights in China's IPR system and its recent reforms.FindingsThis paper summarizes and discusses (1) the state's law amendments, including the 2015 amendment of the "Law on Promoting the Transformation of Scientific and Technological Achievements", the second amendment of the "Anti-Unfair Competition Law" with regard to trade secret protection, the fourth amendment of the "Patent Law", and the legislations and regulations addressing the criticisms of the US administration over China's so-called "forced" technology transfer policies; (2) the establishment of the specialized IP courts and tribunals since 2014; (3) the restructuring of the State IP Office; and (4) the issuing of an "Outline for Building an IPR Powerhouse (2021-2035)".Originality/valueThis paper highlights China's efforts to make its IPR system stronger and more just. It also discusses international observers' reactions and pinpoints specific areas for further improvement.
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English
Source (journal)
Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Asian Association of Business Incubation. - -
Publication
Emerald Publishing , 2023
ISSN
2071-1395
2398-7812
DOI
10.1108/APJIE-04-2023-0081
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-14
ISI
001126944600001
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