Enforcement


Ten years of enforcement in China Tim Browning and Carol Wang of Rouse & Co look back over the last 10 years of IP in China and offer a perspective on how enforcement has developed

Like much about China in the past 10 years, the story of IP protection is marked by a stunning breadth and speed of change. As Judge Jiang Zhipei, Chief Justice of the IP Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court puts it: "We started much later than developed nations, but we are catching up quickly; faster than anyone could ever have expected." With full accession to the WTO and a complete revision of the relevant laws and regulations, China has developed a comprehensive legal framework for IP protection that is now nearly fully compliant with the TRIPs Agreement. Problems remain for sure, but China has come a long way.

The early days

Prior to the opening of the economy in the early 1980s, China did not pose much of a problem as a production centre for counterfeit and pirated products. Most factories were controlled by the state and produced goods according to the central...


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