Given the size and complexity of the Chinese ecommerce market, foreign companies often struggle to root out operations selling unlicensed or counterfeit versions of their products.
China Market Intelligence
Senior Chinese leaders have repeatedly insisted China is improving market access and the investment environment, improving the protection of intellectual property, and ensuring equal treatment of foreign and domestic companies in China.
Trade talks between the US and China ended today in Beijing with each side apparently staking out positions the other side is unlikely to meet. An optimistic interpretation is that the two sides have laid out opening positions and set up a process for negotiations to resolve trade tensions.
The United States and China have both fired warning shots on the growing field of bilateral trade disputes, though the most significant battle is likely still weeks away.
To assist companies as they plan for the year ahead, US-China Business Council staff compiled short summaries of the recent laws and regulations in China and those expected to be acted on in 2018. The first of this series of summaries focuses on agriculture, healthcare and intellectual property rights.
A lack of recent news about competition-related investigation cases should not be misinterpreted as a lull in enforcement activity related to China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML), a National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) official stated at a recent USCBC-sponsored
China’s legislature on July 1 finalized the National Security Law of China, which includes all-encompassing definitions of national security as well as troublesome language to keep critical technology “secure and controllable.” The law was passed almost unanimously on the last day of the National People’s Congress (NPC
The next few months will be a busy time for issues related to intellectual property (IP), coming on the heels of a flurry of bilateral IP meetings in May and June.
More and more US companies have active research and development (R&D) operations in China, and many have seen these operations evolve from small groups primarily focused on product localization to globally significant operations conducting cutting-edge R&D for the China market.
The flurry of recent intellectual property (IP) regulations released by Chinese agencies touches on a number of issues of concern to foreign companies in China, including inventor compensation, patent enforcement, use of patents in standard-setting, and linkages between IP and competition.