Intellectual Property and Corporate Strategy

How to protect IP in China

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Each day, around 8,000 patents or more are filed in China. It's no secret that the nation's intellectual property has experienced rocket-fuel level growth in recent years. Perhaps then, it's time for your organization to look East for your next innovation opportunity. To find out how, Duncan Clark took a trip to China, to speak with our expert consultants there, and to bring you this special Academy course on what you need to know about IP protection in this jurisdiction.

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  1. What is the state of intellectual property in China?
  2. What is the legal framework for IP in China?
  3. How should a non-domestic organization approach IP strategy in China?
  4. What are best practices for working with partners in China?
  5. What institutions or bodies can help with IPR in China?
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Module 1

What is the state of intellectual property in China?

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With scores of innovations emerging every week, it's no wonder that R&D in the nation has seen immense growth in recent years. But what is the context for this, and what does the rest of the world need to know about intellectual property in China? Video 1 in this series has the answers.

Additional Resources
Article: How China’s ‘copycat’ tech companies are now the ones to beat
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What is the legal framework for IP in China?

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Regardless of purpose, dealing with intellectual property is dealing with the law, and an understanding of a country's legal framework is crucial to doing business within it. How are IP rights developed, protected and enforced in China? Video 2 explores this and more.

Additional Resources
Article: China's Progress on Intellectual Property Rights
Document: Trademark Law in China (via WIPO)
Document: Copyright Law in China (via NCAC)
Document: Patent Law in China
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How should a non-domestic organization approach IP strategy in China?

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You want to protect your IP in China, and now you should have a sturdy understanding of the environment you are about to enter. Thinking ahead, how should you approach IP strategy? What measures need to be taken into consideration? Watch the third video in our series to find these answers and more.

Additional Resources
Document: Rules for the Implementation of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China
Chart: Patent Lifecycle in CNIPA (Invention Patent)
Module 4

What are best practices for working with partners in China?

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Entering a new intellectual property environment can pose many risks and possible wrong-turns. Video 4 will help you minimise these risks by discussing the best-practices for protecting your IP in China.

Additional Resources
Advice from UK IPO on IP rights in China
EBook: License your patents in China
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What institutions or bodies can help with IPR in China?

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You may already be familiar with the USPTO and WIPO, but perhaps you are somewhat unfamiliar with China's IP bodies and institutions. Which organisations will you approaching, and where can you go for additional help and guidance? Our final video in this series will give you all the answers and information you need.

Additional Resources
Website: China Chamber of Commerce in the UK
Website: China Britain Business Council
Website: European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Website: China Center US Chamber of Commerce
Website: National Copyright Administration of the People’s Republic of China
Website: Quality Brands Protection Committee
Document: 2016 Intellectual Property Rights in China
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