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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WTO ruled China violated international intellectual property rights

On January 26, 2009, a dispute settlement panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) found that large parts of China's intellectual property scheme were inconsistent with its obligations under several international treaties, including the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The panel's findings came as the result of a process initiated against China by the US in August 2007 for alleged lax enforcement of copyright and trademark violations. The panel's report concluded that certain provisions of China's copyright law as well as certain Chinese customs measures are inconsistent with TRIPS because they "nullify or impair benefits accruing to the United States."

Learn more about the WTO and copyright laws from the JURIST news archive.

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