IP in China

Maybe imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  It also may be the most profitable. 

There is much debate about the enforcement of intellectual property rights in China.  Canadian companies engaging in business there require lawyers with local contacts and expertise to manage the various aspects of intellectual property protection: everything from confidentiality agreements governing the use of manufacturing specifications to software piracy and trade-mark enforcement. 

Witness the state-owned Shijingshan Amusement Park which is a full-fledged knock-off of a Disney-style Magic Kingdom outside Beijing (pictures and video here).  Their catchy slogan is self-explanatory: “Disneyland is too far.”


Calgary – 15:35 MST

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