China Makes Significant Commitments to Improve Intellectual Property Protection in Phase 1 Trade Deal

//China Makes Significant Commitments to Improve Intellectual Property Protection in Phase 1 Trade Deal

In the Economic and Trade Agreement Between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China, Phase 1, dated January 15, 2020 China has made several major commitments to improve Intellectual Property protection. Chapter 1, which comprises 16 pages of the 94-page document, specifies improvements in trade secret protection; strengthening pharmaceutical-related Intellectual Property; granting patent term adjustments and extensions; preventing piracy and counterfeiting on e-commerce platforms; increasing transparency in geographical indications protection; preventing manufacture and export of counterfeit … (full story)

2020-01-16T12:10:27+00:00