Transitional Review Mechanism of China’s TRIPs Implementations Q&A Copyright Law

When China became the 143rd Member of the WTO on December 2001, it automatically entered into TRIPs, which is an integral part of the WTO Agreement. Upon accession to the WTO, China agreed (see Section 18 of the Protocol on the Accession of the People’s Republic of China WT/L/432) that the first eight years its […]

Update WTO IPR and Market Access Case Against China, And What Has Antigua To Do With It?

On April 10 the US requested consultations for two, interrelated, WTO cases: DS362 China – Measures affecting the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights DS363 China – Measures affecting trading rights and distribution services for certain publications and audiovisual entertainment products These cases are interrelated, because market access is a contributory factor to intellectual […]