Accession Number:

ADA422083

Title:

Policy Options on Intellectual Property Rights, China Regional Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The Chinese governments inability to enforce international laws on Intellectual Property Rights IPR is a growing concern for United States US policy makers. Our governments policy on IPR with respect to China must be modified to ensure our national strategy objective of growing free and fair intentional trade is achieved without undue harm to either the Chinese or US economies. After a brief overview of the relevant background, three policy options are presented and analyzed leading to a recommended policy called Hard industry Enlightenment. Intellectual property refers to the creations of the human mind. Intellectual Property Rights IPR are the rights given to individuals over those creations. Those rights are typically defined into two main areas Industrial property, which includes inventions patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source and Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs. The concept of IPR is a strictly a modern product of European thought which began to coalesce during the 18th century. As the industrial revolution created the need to protect this new form of wealth generation, especially from ones economic rivals, the European nation states began to enter into an evolving series of IPR treaties starting in 1870. That evolution has culminated in the current World Trade Organization WTO Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights TRIPS agreement. TRIPS is the standard by which all WTO countries define, enforce, and resolve disputes on IPR.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE