Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sino-German IPR Memorandum Signed, Another Sign of Bilateralism

Luan Shanglin wrote for Xinhua Sino-German Memorandum on Strengthening the IPR Protection Cooperation Inked.

Luan wrote: "China and Germany have agreed upon a Memorandum on Strengthening the Cooperation of Intellectual Property Rights. Jiang Zengwei, vice minister of commerce and Hartmut Schauerte, parliamentary state secretary in the German Ministry of Economics and Technology, held talks at Sino-German IPR protection workshop and came to the consensus that effective IPR protection is significant to the healthy bilateral economic and trade growth."
Read the article here. I could not find any articles about the event in the German media. Fremd, nicht?

Do you think bilateralism is the way forward for the development of international intellectual property? Read Peter Drahos' 2001 paper Bilateralism in Intellectual Property here. Or Ruth L. Okediji's 2003 paper Back to Bilateralism? Pendumlum Swings Back in International Intellectual Property Protection here.

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