By Richard  Wigley of King & Wood’s Intellectual Property Group

Background on the Campaign

High rates of intellectual property rights (“IPRs”) infringement in China have in recent years been of increasing concern to foreign and domestic rights holders alike. Though, as China is a developing country, such high rates of infringement are, arguably, to some extent an economic structural issue, these infringements are seen as an impediment to China’s economic growth prospects. Furthermore, China has an obligation as a signatory of TRIPs (Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) to maintain an effective regime for the protection of IPRs.


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Duncan Hwang, Foreign Lawyer, King & Wood’s FDI Practice

class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt">After the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor scheme (QDII) was implemented in April of 2006 to help relieve pressure on the RMB by promoting capital outflows and Chinese companies in various industries in the private sector were encouraged to go abroad, China’s outbound investment totaled approximately $20 billion in 2007.

 


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