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Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights in China

Protecting your Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in China
Provides information on China's current IPR environment, protection through prevention, China's IPR enforcement system, how the US government can help in IPR infringement cases, and information resources.

Copyright
Provides information on legislation, what copyrighting exactly protects, registering, market entry planning, enforcement approaches and how to address infringement (including administrative adjudication, civil litigation, customs, other sources of protection), "Ask the Experts", FAQs, and a collection of copyright-related legislation.

Patent
Provides information on legislation, what can be patented, the patent registration process, market entry planning, enforcement approaches and how to address infringement (including answering questions like "what constitutes infringement," lists types of actions against infringers, and offers sources of protection), "Ask the Experts", FAQs, and a collection of copyright-related legislation.

Trademark
Provides information on legislation, what can be trademarked, popular marks, protection under treaty, market entry plannin, trademark registration process, enforcement approaches and how to address infringement (including how to recognize infringement and types of actions you may take against infringers), anti-counterfeiting campaigns, "Ask the Experts", and FAQ.

Trade Secret and Unfair Competition

Trade-fairs

Industry Specific Issues
Provides information on integrated circuits, internet publishing, music, publications, and software.

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