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Judicial local protectionism in China: An empirical study of IP cases

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  • Long, Cheryl Xiaoning
  • Wang, Jun
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    Based on an empirical study of intellectual property cases published in the Bulletin of the People's Supreme Court of China (the PSC) since 1985 as well as a large sample of intellectual property cases collected from five Chinese provinces filed during 1994–2009, this study finds that in first instance cases whether the plaintiff's residence coincides with the court's location has a positive and significant impact on whether the plaintiff gets a favorable ruling, after controlling for various plaintiff and defendant characteristics. As the findings are robust to various tests, they provide consistent evidence for the existence of judicial local protectionism in China.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Law and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2015)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 48-59

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:irlaec:v:42:y:2015:i:c:p:48-59
    DOI: 10.1016/j.irle.2014.12.003
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