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Intellectual property (IP) Laws protect human intellectual achievements by granting rights holders the exclusive rights to control and obtain benefits for what they have created. Effective intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement is crucial for innovating and competing in any market and for the facilitation of transnational partnership agreements. If there is a lack of trust in the IPR protection provided in a given economy, companies and individuals will be reluctant to bring their most valuable IP and will not be willing to develop cutting-edge IP creations there.

The Intellectual Property Rights Working Group represents a wide range of European interests in China’s IP regulatory framework and its enforcement of IPR. Half of the working group’s more than 230 corporate member companies are from the goods sector with the other half from the services sector. Over the last 17 years, the working group has witnessed China’s efforts to curb the dramatic increase of IPR violations that affect its economic order, innovation capacity and consumer rights. The working group serves as a bridge between Chinese government agencies, judicial officials and European businesses. It offers support primarily through recommendations aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of China’s IPR protection system.

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