A staff member taking down a product poster on July 21, 2011, in a shop in the Yunnan provincial city of Kunming, which disguises itself as a bona fide Apple store, by copying everything from the genuine shop’s logo, decor down to the uniform and identification tags. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song

China puts IP rights in sight as world’s factory evolves from bootleg hub to top patent owner

China led the world in the number of patents filed last year, holding 42.8 per cent of total filings, up 4.8 percentage points from the previous year

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A staff member taking down a product poster on July 21, 2011, in a shop in the Yunnan provincial city of Kunming, which disguises itself as a bona fide Apple store, by copying everything from the genuine shop’s logo, decor down to the uniform and identification tags. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song
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