The Economics of Intellectual Property Rights in China

Patents, Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment

  • Authors
  • Johannes Liegsalz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Johannes Liegsalz
    Pages 1-7
  3. Johannes Liegsalz
    Pages 141-146
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 147-167

About this book


The protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) is a contentious issue in developing and emerging economies. While countries like China are often reluctant to strengthen IPRs, industrialized countries complain about welfare losses in their markets due to foreign counterfeiting and piracy. In this context, Johannes Liegsalz empirically analyzes the legal framework and the economic relevance of patents in the People’s Republic of China. His results show that IPRs play a vital role in contemporary China and that they have a positive impact on international trade flows and foreign direct investments.


China Direktinvestitionen Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz Innovationsforschung Investment

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-2371-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-8865-2
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