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Do not kill the goose that lays golden eggs: the reasons of the deficiencies in China's intellectual property rights protection

Zheng, Xiuyi (2015) Do not kill the goose that lays golden eggs: the reasons of the deficiencies in China's intellectual property rights protection. MPhil thesis, University of York.

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China’s intellectual property protection, which has been considered weak and discussed for decades, is playing an increasingly significant role in global trading. In the past decades, China has made great strikes in its intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, while its performance is still not satisfactory, especially in the eyes of developed countries. Before taking any further coercive strategies, both developed countries and China should look into the reasons of the deficiencies in China’s IPR protection so that measures could be taken more efficiently. This thesis will focus on the detailed history of the development of China’s IPR protection with a historical method, thus justifying the theory that late start and slow development are the main two reasons of the deficiencies in China’s IPR system. The concept of IPR did not exist in China until the end of 19th century due to the influence of Confucianism. The weak awareness of IPR lasted till now. From the day that western forces brought the idea of IPR into China to the establishment of a genuine protection system, China experienced a violent social turbulence with many changes in regimes and guiding ideologies. Meanwhile, Chinese government was continuously in the dilemma: whether they should pursuit a better IPR protection system or learn advanced knowledge and technologies from developed countries. All these factors slowed down the development of IPR in China. A comparative study will be applied in this part to show the different processes in China and other regions or countries. In modern China, its “double-tracked system” and comparatively low level of economic development are the main reasons of the deficiencies in its IPR protection.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Academic Units: The University of York > Law
Depositing User: Miss Xiuyi Zheng
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 16:13
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 16:13
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/11224

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