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Ron Marchant sparks debate on IP and emerging economies

Peter Leung, Hong Kong


Is it unrealistic to expect developing countries to bring their IP systems up to the level of advanced economies? Ron Marchant, former CEO of the UK IP Office, thinks so - as he told a seminar in Hong Kong last week

Ron Marchant, the former CEO of the UK IP office, has warned that it is “unrealistic” to expect developing countries to immediately harmonise their IP systems with those of advanced economies.

Marchant was speaking on a panel at the World...


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