Patent expert Frederic Gaillarde on IP protection in China


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1) Can you explain the historical differences in IP protection between China and the rest of the world?

2) What are the main evolutions in the past decade that we observed in China regarding IP rights?

3) How can foreign companies effectively protect their IP in China?

4) What are the latest trends between Far East and Western countries in regards to IP protection?

5) What are the top priorities for global IP protection that need to be amended? FGPI:
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