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Intellectual Property in the People's Republic of China

China's reputation in IP rights is still dismal, law firm survey finds

Old habits die hard, and so is the daunting image of China in protecting intellectual property rights.

Monday, 21 November, 2011, 12:00am

HK seeks role as region's IP trade centre

Hong Kong is hoping to compete with Singapore to become the region's trading hub for intellectual property assets, as increasing demand for patents, copyrights, licences and trademarks on the mainland opens opportunities for local traders and professionals.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

WTO investigates US piracy complaint

The World Trade Organisation has agreed to formally investigate the United States' complaint against alleged mainland shortcomings in protecting intellectual property rights.

26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


Face reality over fakes

I refer to Tim Greening's letter ('We need to get tough on fakes', April 11) and commend him for his thoughts on how to keep tourism thriving. But is he so naive as to not realise why authorities don't clean up these blatant abuses of the law.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

War on piracy recruits 200,000 youthful spies

The government has recruited 200,000 members of youth groups to spy on internet activity and report illegal file transfers as part of an anti-internet piracy campaign launched yesterday.

Senior Superintendent Tam Yiu-Kueng, of Customs' Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau, said the involvement of youth groups provided his department with extra monitoring capabilities.

30 May 2006 - 12:00am

Foreign firms urged to pursue copyright fight

Experts say overseas companies still reluctant to go to court

When a South Korean software company went to the Shanghai police to complain that its source code had been stolen by Chinese hackers who were demanding money for its return, the authorities acted swiftly - they put a dozen detectives on the case and arrested two of the suspects.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Intellectual property complaints office to be established

A centre for handling complaints about abuses of intellectual property rights will be set up in the capital as part of the effort showcasing China's determination in the fight against counterfeiting ahead of President Hu Jintao's US visit.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

International help needed to combat piracy, says official

Enforcement 'is difficult for an increasingly global crime'

China is trying to improve protection of intellectual property rights, mainland officials said yesterday, as Washington turns up the pressure on the issue ahead of a visit to the United States by President Hu Jintao .

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Wonders of the Net bring legal challenges

The internet has liberated the flow of information and ideas. But the freedoms it offers have posed new challenges to the rules of society.

19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Blueprint for beating pirates in the offing

Protecting intellectual property rights is seen as key to sustainable development

A national intellectual property rights (IPR) strategy is being drafted to ensure the country's economic development will be sustainable.

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Western firms battle mainland's well-connected pirates

A ramshackle, two-storey concrete building in western Beijing is at the heart of the battle to stop piracy in China.

7 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Copyright violations spreading like plague

Entertainment software piracy was spreading across the mainland 'like a pestilence' in spite of the Government's efforts to curb copyright violations, an official said yesterday.

'Copyright owners must organise themselves to fight piracy because the public rarely gives support,' said Wang Huapeng, copyright department director-general at the National Copyright Administration.

24 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Controlling the pirates is in China's interest, too

The European Trade Commissioner, Sir Leon Brittan, returns to China this week to cover old ground. Like US Special Trade Representative Charlene Barshevsky, who made a similar but apparently unsuccessful pilgrimage last month, he will be urging China to implement intellectual property rights protection agreements reached last year.

5 May 1996 - 12:00am

Beijing fails in pirate music battle

A YEAR ago China signed landmark international trade pacts aimed at tackling the country's chronic problem with music piracy.

5 May 1996 - 12:00am

IPR centre

A training centre has been set up in a new initiative to teach officials, consultants, judges and lawyers about prevention of intellectual property piracy.

The China Intellectual Property Training Centre will offer courses on patents, trademarks and copyrights, Gao Lulin, head of the centre, was quoted by the China Daily as saying.

3 Apr 1996 - 12:00am