Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


Naigen Zhang


In recent years, Sino-U.S. trade-related disputes over protection of intellectual property rights have raised concerns about China's intention to enforce its intellectual property laws. In order to gain a reasonable view on this issue, this article focuses on Chinese basic policies to enforce intellectual property laws and on some important new developments. Part I presents a discussion of China's constitutional principles for the protection of intellectual property rights. Part II and III describe China's Customs Regulation and judicial enforcement of intellectual property laws.