China Business Review: Mar-Apr 2009, Vol. 36 No. 2

The protection of intellectual property (IP) in China has improved immensely, but some concerns remain. China has signed the Paris Convention and many other international IP agreements. It has also built a legal framework to protect IP. On the other hand, enforcement remains weak, and companies still worry about bringing their proprietary technologies to China. In this issue, we look at the current state of IP rights in China with articles on the various options for dealing with IP violations, recent revisions to the Patent Law, provisions in the Antimonopoly Law that touch on IP, and an interview with the former IP attaché at the US Embassy in Beijing.