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Features of IP rights enforcement in Korea and China


  • Nomura, Takashi
  • Okada, Saori
  • Yoshizaki, Takeshi


This report examines recent updates to the regulation and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights in Korea and China, in particular patent rights including invention, utility, and design rights. This paper also discusses some features and issues of the actual IP enforcement situation in those countries in comparison with Japan.

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  • Nomura, Takashi & Okada, Saori & Yoshizaki, Takeshi, 2013. "Features of IP rights enforcement in Korea and China," IDE Discussion Papers 417, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper417

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    East Asia; South Korea; China; Intellectual property; Patents; Industrial property law; Copyrights; IP enforcement; Korea;

    JEL classification:

    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law
    • K41 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Litigation Process
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

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