How to Protect Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Recently I have been corresponding about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and which intellectual property rights (IPR) can protect them. I just read Mr or Ms Jia’s interesting paper on TCM (Jia Q., The World Health Organization, ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine Could Make “Health for One” [Come] True’, 2006) which includes a very interesting chapter on intellectual […]

Pinggu Peaches Only From China: China’s Position on GI

On June 21, IP Dragon mentioned that there would be an international symposium on geographical indications (GI) organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) in Beijing, June 26 to 28, see here. So it is the highest time to find out what China’s position is. […]

Can Copyright Save Chinese Folklore?

Deming Liu wrote an interesting 14 page essay about the idea to use copyright or a sui generis to salvage Chinese folklore. Liu explains that copyright traditionally is concerned with the creations of individuals rather the cumulative creations of an ethnic group or region. And the danger that a sui generis is susceptible in practice […]