The Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) in China

Tsinghua China Law Review, Vol. 2, pp. 317-351, Spring 2010

40 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2010 Last revised: 10 Dec 2014

Paolo Davide Farah

West Virginia University (WV, USA); gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom); University Institute of European Studies - IUSE (Turin, Italy)

Elena Cima

Graduate Institute of International Studies; Yale Law School

Date Written: April 30, 2010

Abstract

The Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) is one of the multilateral treaties adopted at the end of the Uruguay Round in 1994. The Agreement establishes the requirements that the laws of the member states must meet in order to protect intellectual property in all its forms: copyright, patents, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial design. The agreement represents an attempt to overcome the differences in the way member states protect IPRs, in order to bring them under common international rules. Chinese Government adopted Patent, Copyright and Trademark Laws, and joined the main intellectual property international conventions. None of these, though, can be compared, as far as completeness, orderliness and far-reaching consequences are concerned, to the TRIPS agreement, which China has now to deal with, after its accession to the WTO.

Suggested Citation

Farah, Paolo Davide and Cima, Elena, The Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) in China (April 30, 2010). Tsinghua China Law Review, Vol. 2, pp. 317-351, Spring 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1679999

Paolo Davide Farah (Contact Author)

West Virginia University (WV, USA) ( email )

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gLAWcal - Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) ( email )

United Kingdom

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University Institute of European Studies - IUSE (Turin, Italy) ( email )

Turin
Italy

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Elena Cima

Graduate Institute of International Studies ( email )

Geneva
Switzerland

Yale Law School ( email )

127 Wall St
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

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