Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Glass Is Half Full In Regard To IPR Infringements In China, ... Is It Really?

According to Reuters Vice Minister of Commerce Jiang Zengwei either showed his sense for the rather British form of humour the understatement or he is a die-hard optimist. In the very same year when 85 percent of all counterfeit goods seized at the EU originate from China, according to the EU Customs, Mr Jiang was quoted  by Reuters saying:

"You could say that there still exist some problems with China's IPR, but I don't endorse the idea that it is extremely serious," Jiang told reporters at a press conference. Read the complete Reuters article here.
March 29, 2007 I wrote a blog with almost the same title: IPR Infringements: Glass Is Half Full Or Half Empty. Not so much has changes in regard to objective statistics and the ability to frankly admit "suboptimalities" in the enforcement of IPRs.

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