Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Imitation: An Empirical Examination of Japanese F.D.I. in China

14 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2006  

Kegang You

Kobe University

Seiichi Katayama

Kobe University

Abstract

By using data obtained from a questionnaire survey to Japanese firms in China, we empirically examine the effects of the IPR protection against local illegal imitation. No evidence has been found that patent and trademark registration, which constitutes a part of the IPR protection system, has a protective effect. On the contrary, the results suggest that the patent and trademark registration system may play a role in facilitating local illegal imitation and may be easing technology transfer/diffusion in China.

Suggested Citation

You, Kegang and Katayama, Seiichi, Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Imitation: An Empirical Examination of Japanese F.D.I. in China. Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 591-604, December 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=871279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0106.2005.00294.x

Kegang You

Kobe University

2-1, Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku
Kobe, 657-8501, 657-8501
Japan

Seiichi Katayama (Contact Author)

Kobe University ( email )

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2 Rokkodai
Kobe, 657-8501
Japan
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