China Market Intelligence

May 17th, 2017
By Maryan Escarfullett

China’s intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement remains inadequate and foreign company market access barriers too strict, according to the Special 301 Report, keeping the United State’s second-largest trading partner on the US Trade Representative’s (USTR) priority watch list for another year.

“China must not invoke security concerns in order to erect market access barriers,” or “discriminate against foreign-owned or developed IP,” USTR said in its...

April 5th, 2017
By Maryan Escarfullett

Integrating China’s national and local intellectual property (IP) agencies through reforms announced in March by Premier Li Keqiang should simplify the litigation process for multinational corporations in China looking to protect their brand. A pilot program will create integrated IP enforcement teams from the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), National Copyright Administration (NCAC) and State...

May 11th, 2016
Zhang Lipei and Jake Laband

Although China’s competition enforcement agencies have announced few new cases this year, they have been busy improving their guiding principles. The enforcement of China’s competition policy, on the bilateral agenda since a flurry of cases in late 2014, is marked with slow, but consistent, improvements. This year, regulators will focus on additional legislative items, as well as implementing commitments to...