Intellectual Property Rights in the People's Republic of China: Analysis and Investigation

TitleIntellectual Property Rights in the People's Republic of China: Analysis and Investigation
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLeibel, Dylan
Academic DepartmentElectrical Engineering
Thesis AdvisorShor, Molly
DegreeBachelor of Arts in International Studies in Electrical Engineering
Number of Pages36
Date Published06/2008
UniversityOregon State University
Thesis TypeUndergraduate
KeywordsChina, Electrical Engineering, enforcement, intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights is an incredibly important and salient issue today in
both China and the rest of the world. This topic of intellectual property rights, or
IPRs, has been an increasingly frictional and hostile issue of contention between
China and the rest of the world for many years. IPR issues and violations in China
touch upon nearly every facet of world wide commerce, trade, research and
development spending, transnational corporate culture, international relationships, and
international diplomacy. This thesis will delve into the history of IPRs, international
conventions involving the People's Republic of China, the history of China,
international organizations like the UN and the WTO, the People's Republic of
China's internal judicial and law enforcement infrastructure and organizational
hierarchies, and possible solutions to the above mentioned hot topic issue of a need for an increased and strengthened protection policies of IPRs.