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China Insight - Intellectual Property

New Era of IPR Anti-Trust Legislation in China


The anti-trust investigations on high-tech companies in the past year shed attention on monopolistic activities in the IPR area in China. There is a call for regulations specifically dealing with this topic, in particular with the central government’s plan of “industrial upgrading”. In response to this trend, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) promulgated the Provisions on Prohibition of Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights to Eliminate or Restrict Competition (the “Provisions”). They will become effective on 1 August 2015.

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Jie Lin, LL.M.