Wednesday, July 1, 2015

5 Ways To Protect Your Intellectual Property In China

By Co-Director, CEIBS Centre on China Innovation Professor of Strategy George Yip, Co-authored with Visiting Professor of International Business Bruce McKern

Copycat China is notorious . Many Western companies hesitate to enter China or to bring in technology, because of valid concerns about loss of intellectual property.  This concern is even greater when it comes to innovating or conducting R&D in China. But there is encouraging news: the framework for IP protection in China is improving  and there are growing instances of firms that have successfully taken legal action.  China’s government is paying more attention to this issue; it has made several recent announcements and taken action, including increasing the number of IP courts. Nevertheless, it is important to adopt a strategic approach from the outset in addition to a legal approach. Read more on


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