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IPR Protection in China for the Creative Industries: Know Before You Go

Published 19.11.12 at 15:50

China's rapidly expanding consumer market creates both opportunities and challenges for European businesses in creative industries. By effectively using the Chinese IP system and taking a few key steps, you can protect your company's IP and foster successful partnerships in China. There are three key IP issues often faced by creative businesses in various sub-sectors of the creative industry in China: they are copyright, industrial designs and trade secrets. The following article explains how to avoid the common pitfalls and offers great practical tips for protecting your intellectual property.

This factsheet was prepared by the China IPR SME Helpdesk for Own-it.

The China IPR SME Helpdesk is a European Commission funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to China IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in China, visit our online portal at www.china-iprhelpdesk.eu. For free expert advice on China IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to:  question@china-iprhelpdesk.eu. You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within seven working days. The China IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.

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