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In the Shadow of the China–Australia FTA Negotiations: What Australian Business Thinks about IP

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  • Anne Leahy

    ()
    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

  • Donald MacLaren

    (Department of Economics, University of Melbourne)

  • David Morgan

    (Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

  • Kimberlee Weatherall

    (T C Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland and Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture)

  • Elizabeth Webster

    ()
    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

  • Jongsay Yong

    ()
    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

Abstract

This study collated responses from a survey of over 2,100 businesses across Australia to assess the extent of both their business dealings with China and their commercial interest in IP. The survey results reveal that among Australian businesses which have direct business dealings with China, IP issues (registration, examination and enforcement) are of less concern than Chinese regulations and legal transparency. Among the IP issues covered in the survey, IP enforcement poses the greatest problem for Australian businesses.

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Paper provided by Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne in its series Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series with number wp2007n26.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:iae:iaewps:wp2007n26

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