China Briefing Releases New Intellectual Property Rights Guide

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Apr. 15 – China Briefing has just released the second edition of its Intellectual Property Rights in China technical guide, offering a detailed overview of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPR) and protection in China.

Produced in association with AWS, an Austrian federal development and financing bank that provides development aid to projects focused on technology and innovation and other areas, this is an essential guide for any business or individual trading with or conducting business in China.

From covering protocol for dealing with trade fairs, to the application processes for trademarks, patents, copyright and licensing, as well as dealing with infringements and enforcement, this book is a practical reference for those concerned with their IPR in China.

This guide covers the following topics:

An introduction to IPR in China

  • Importance of IPR in China
  • Historical development
  • Recent trends in China’s IPR Policy

IPR laws in China

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Unfair competition

IPR registration in China

  • Basic requirements
  • Patent registration
  • Trademark registration
  • Copyright registration
  • Licensing

Trade fairs

  • Preparation
  • Dealing with infringements

Protecting your IPR

  • Safety Measures
  • Preparation against infringement

Enforcement of IPR in China

  • IPR complaint centers
  • Conditions for enforcement
  • Administrative action
  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Customs


  • Main IPR laws, regulations and conventions in China
  • National intellectual property strategy
  • Glossary

This guide was also written in collaboration with Dezan Shira & Associates, a boutique professional services firm providing foreign direct investment business advisory, tax, accounting, payroll and due diligence services for multinational clients in China. For more information, please contact, visit, or download the firm’s brochure here.

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