Intellectual Property Rights in the Wto Accession Package : Assessing China ’ S Reforms

  title={Intellectual Property Rights in the Wto Accession Package : Assessing China ’ S Reforms},
  author={Keith E. Maskus},
In this paper I consider implications of China’s recent and ongoing reforms in intellectual property rights (IPRs) as it attains membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). I discuss the consistency of China’s IPRs laws with WTO requirements and indicate outstanding issues. I then present basic economic theory of the need for IPRs, distinguishing among patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. IPRs can be an important stimulus to innovation and economic growth if structured… CONTINUE READING


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