Wednesday, February 08, 2006

IPR in China: Nike versus Beijing Metals and Minerals Import and Export Co.

NERA, an economic consulting firm, wrote a press release about Dr. Alan Cox and Kristina Sepetys' article "Intellectual Property Rights Protection in China: Litigation, Economic Damages, and Case Strategies," which appears in a book called Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property: Policy, Litigation, and Management.

One of their findings was that the growing Chinese economy, more sophisticated laws, and greater attention to enforcement are reasons for the increase in Chinese intellectual property rights infringement cases. The press release features a frame below with some of the case studies Cox and Sepetys researched, including facts about legal contenders and claimed and awarded damages. These cases include Nike as plaintiff against Beijing Metals and Minerals Import and Export Co. as unlikely defendant. Read more here.

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