Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Protecting Your IP in China: Introduction

1,531 views

Published on

Chairoperson\'s speech to an IP seminar in Liveprool attended by distinguished lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys, academics, business people and diplomats from the Chinese embassy in London. Stresses coming importance of China as an economic and political superpower. Outlines IP system and debunks several myths about IP and China.

Published in: Business, Travel
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Protecting Your IP in China: Introduction

  1. 1. Protecting your IP in China: Introduction IPCEX and Liverpool Inventors Club, 14 September 2006 Jane Lambert Barrister
  2. 2. China Statistics <ul><li>Population: 1,316 million (2005 estimate) </li></ul><ul><li>Land Area: 3,721,529 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>Raw GDP US$2.225 trillion </li></ul><ul><li>If adjusted for purchasing power party it is number 2. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purchasing Power parity Country US$ Trillion USA 12.278 China 9.412 Japan 3.911 India 3..633 Germany 2.527
  4. 4. Opportunity and Threat <ul><li>Rapidly expanding demand for consumer goods, financial services, media, entertainment and tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Formidable competitor in research based industries </li></ul><ul><li>UK producers will have to struggle hard to gain and maintain competitive advantage even in home markets </li></ul>
  5. 5. IP protects Competitive Advantage <ul><li>Patent and utility models provide monopolies for new products and processes </li></ul><ul><li>Trade marks and designs protect brands </li></ul><ul><li>Copyrights protect programs, new works of art and literature </li></ul><ul><li>Rights in performances films and TV </li></ul>
  6. 6. IP protects Competitive Advantage <ul><li>Patent and utility models provide monopolies for new products and processes </li></ul><ul><li>Trade marks and designs protect brands </li></ul><ul><li>Copyrights protect programs, new works of art and literature </li></ul><ul><li>Rights in performances films and TV </li></ul>
  7. 7. PCT Filings <ul><li>China is 10 th in PCT filings behind only EPP, USA, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Korea, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Annual rate of increase between 2004 and 2005 was 43% </li></ul><ul><li>Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation among leading filers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Madrid Trade Mark Filings <ul><li>China is 8 th in Madrid filings behind only Germany, France, USA, Benelux, Italy, Switzerland and OHIM and ahead of UK </li></ul><ul><li>Annual rate of increase between 2004 and 2005 was 31% </li></ul>
  9. 9. Good Neighbour <ul><li>WTO member </li></ul><ul><li>Implements Paris, Berne and Rome Conventions and Washington treaties </li></ul><ul><li>IP civil suits increased by 32 percent in 2004 and 20.6 percent in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Customs prosecuted 1,076 cases of IP infringement between January to July 2006 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Proof of Pudding <ul><li>China among top 10 filing destinations in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>US companies accounted for 20% of all foreign patent applications </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese companies apply for even more Chinese patents </li></ul><ul><li>Indicates confidence in Chinese IPR system </li></ul>
  11. 11. Any Questions Jane Lambert nipc The Media Centre 7 Northumberland Street Huddersfield HD1 1RL Tel 0870 990 5081 www.nipclaw.com

×