The China-Britain Business Council surveyed 170 firms and found that 50% of them said that seeking protection for their IP rights in China had been effective against infringement, while 11% said that it had been “very effective”.
Almost four out of five respondents said that IP infringement had caused either no or minimal impact on their business operations.
But this figure may have been skewed by the type of businesses that responded to the survey: 65% are from the professional services sector, such as accountancy firms and lawyers, who do not have manufacturing operations.
You can read more about the survey and see the full results here.
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