China Market Intelligence

October 30th, 2019
By Angela Deng and Yue Chen

The Chinese government is exploring the use of its corporate social credit system (SCS) as an intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement tool. Under this system, placement on a new patent infringement blacklist released by China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will, in turn, damage a company’s social credit rating. CNIPA is working closely with the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), which will also rely on the SCS and other administrative measures...

May 8th, 2019
By USCBC Staff

President Xi recently pledged improvements to market access, IP protection, competitive markets, and monetary policy among other issues. Still, insufficient transparency surrounding opportunities for foreign companies to participate in projects continues to cloud companies’ strategic planning around BRI.

June 13th, 2018
By Ricky Altieri

In recent months regulators have announced that China will introduce punitive damages and more stringent penalties for certain intellectual property rights (IPR) violations, which would improve China’s intellectual property protection.

September 27th, 2017
By Maryan Escarfullett

Copyright-related intellectual property (IP) disputes in China have increased as a result of the growth of online streaming services and domestic media studios.

August 18th, 2017
Ministries Tasked with Liberalizations, IP Protection, and Preferential Tax Policies
August 16th, 2017
By Maryan Escarfullett

Newly released ministerial plans set national intellectual property (IP) priorities to further the central government’s top-down drive to reform China’s IP laws.

April 5th, 2017
By Maryan Escarfullett

Integrating China’s national and local intellectual property (IP) agencies through reforms

June 23rd, 2016
By Nick Marro and Owen Haacke

China’s regulatory framework on data flows and other technology advances are restricting international companies in ways not seen in other mar

June 22nd, 2016
By Jake Parker

Senior US and China lawmakers met in Beijing on June 14-15 to discuss network protection, cybercrime prevention, and enforcement collaboration

May 11th, 2016
Anna Ashton

New online publishing rules announced February 14 largely reinforce existing law, which prohibits foreign investment in China’s online publish

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