This Comment presents the intellectual property protection laws of China and examines whether these laws, when combined with the 1995 Accord, will lead to improved intellectual property protection in China. Part I discusses the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs), and the established standards for intellectual property rights protection. Part I also examines China's intellectual property laws and regulations. Part II analyzes the impediments to effective intellectual property rights enforcement in China. Part III argues that China's intellectual property rights laws fail to meet the international intellectual property rights standard embodied in TRIPs, and that the 1995 Accord ignores many of the impediments that currently inhibit effective intellectual property protection in China.
China's Intellectual Property Protection: Prospects for Achieving International Standards,
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