Intellectual Property System in China: A Study of the Grant Lags and Ratios
This article examines the intellectual property (IP) system in China with a particular focus on grant lags and grant ratios in patents, utility models, industrial designs and trademarks of residents and non‐residents. The findings are derived from the empirical study of IP statistics (1985–2002). They demonstrate that trademark applicants endure the longest and patents enjoy the shortest grant lags in China according to the best models, and residents are overall more favoured than non‐residents. The research concludes that national treatment of residents and non‐residents should apply in both economic policy and practice, which also provides a new research domain.
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Yang, D. (2007), Intellectual Property System in China: A Study of the Grant Lags and Ratios. The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 10(1): 22-52. doi:10.1111/j.1422-2213.2007.00313.x
Journal of World Intellectual Property