Chinese Intellectual Property and Technology Laws by Rohan Kariyawasam

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Rohan Kariyawasam
Edward Elgar Publishing
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'The rapid evolution of China from an 'emerging' to a mature intellectual property jurisdiction has far-reaching implications for the law, policy and practice of IP, and their links with competition and technology law. Produced in the year China rose to fourth rank globally as user of the international patent system, this volume is an invaluable guide for the policymaker, the analyst and the practitioner alike, setting a thorough exposition of the substantive law and its application within a broader policy context, and offering a comprehensive, timely overview of an IP system just at the time it begins to assume central significance on the world stage.'
- Antony Taubman, Director, IP Division, WTO

'This edited volume offers an excellent comprehensive overview of China's intellectual property and technology laws. The eminent contributors to this volume have played important roles in shaping China's IP system and in tackling the many challenges confronting it. By making their views of the system readily accessible to an English audience, this volume will undoubtedly add to our understanding of the legal protections and challenges facing innovation industries in China.'
- Mark Wu, Harvard Law School, US

'The pioneering studies in this book examine the fundamental role of intellectual property and technology laws as China is moving from 'made in China' to 'created in China'. This book also helps us to understand about the interplay between China's intellectual property protection system and the potential for transition of China's economy, and provides numerous means to deal with the legislative difficulties in China's innovation-oriented strategy.'
- Wu Handong, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China

Written by some of China's leading academic experts and with a foreword by the former Chief Justice of the IP Tribunal of China's Supreme People's Court, this book combines for the very first time a review of both Chinese intellectual property and technology laws in a single volume in English.

The book initially focuses on recent amendments to the laws of copyright, trademarks, patents, before moving on to discuss unfair competition and trade secrets, and the protection of intellectual property over electronic networks. Other chapters cover the regulation of digital networks and telecommunications; IT and E-commerce; the new antimonopoly law and competition; and China's position on the TRIPS agreement. Of special note is a chapter written by in-house Counsel and the Chairman of the Quality Brands Protection Committee (a coalition of well known multinational brands) reviewing both brand protection and practical enforcement of intellectual property in China.

This book will appeal to scholars and postgraduate students in commercial law (especially in IP, trade, competition, and technology), Chinese studies and business, as well as regulators, international agencies and law firms. Management consultancy and accounting firms, banks and investment firms will also find this book invaluable.

Contributors: J. Chang, L. Chuntian, G. He, H. Hui, H. Kaizhong, R. Kariyawasam, C. Lixian, M. Pendleton, Z. Ping, K. Qingjiang, X. Shiying, L. Xiaohai, L. Yufeng, H. Young, M. Zhaoping, Z. Zhe, J. Zhipei, L. Zuming


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