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Intellectual Property in China


Part of the China Law, Tax & Accounting book series (CLTA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Giovanni Pisacane, Daniele Zibetti
    Pages 1-10
  3. Giovanni Pisacane, Daniele Zibetti
    Pages 11-33
  4. Giovanni Pisacane, Daniele Zibetti
    Pages 35-53
  5. Giovanni Pisacane, Daniele Zibetti
    Pages 55-74
  6. Giovanni Pisacane, Daniele Zibetti
    Pages 75-81
  7. Giovanni Pisacane, Daniele Zibetti
    Pages 83-116

About this book


This book offers a guide to intellectual property law in the People’s Republic of China. It simplifies the complex and rather atypical judicial system and uses practical cases to demonstrate how Chinese IP law really works. The IP system is evolving rapidly in China, with the adoption of numerous new laws and regulations, more sophisticated and detailed than their predecessors. As such the book provides an up-to-date overview of the field, including legal protection and tax assessment practices in China, focusing especially on matters regarding trademark, patent and copyright law and its protection. It also covers Chinese IP in the international context, discussing all the relevant international organizations and treaties. Furthermore, by presenting the right mix of practice and theory, and examining the best-known IP infringement cases in China, it allows readers to gain an understanding of potential IP infringement risks and ways to protect their own legal rights and interests. In addition, it provides insights into the important area of valorization and fiscal management of IP in China. Based on written law and regulations as well as the authors’ expertise, it is a valuable resource for foreign lawyers and foreign companies alike.


Intellectual Property in China IPR in China Copyright in China Trademark in China Register trademark in China GWA Publications IP cases in China Giovanni Pisacane Publications CIT Law Fiscal management of Intellectual Property in China

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.GWAShanghaiChina
  2. 2.GWAShanghaiChina

About the authors

Giovanni Pisacane, GWA’s Managing Partner, is an Italian business lawyer specializing in international practice. He has been practicing as a business lawyer since 1996 and has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation.

He completed a Masters in Private International Law at The Hague Academy in the Netherlands, and in 2004, he founded GWA Law, Tax and Accounting in Shanghai.

He was appointed as a Special Advisor for Italy–China business relations by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

Daniele Zibetti is a business lawyer based in Shanghai since 2006, and is expert on M&A, commercial law and especially on international arbitration.

He is a partner in GWA, and has worked as an advisor for several investment projects and dispute resolutions between China and Hong Kong.

Daniele Zibetti is author and co-author of numerous publications on Chinese commercial law in both Italian and English, and is also member of ECLS (European China Law Studies Association).

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