October 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Business tool helps protect intellectual rights in China

China is a major trading partner for the EU and its biggest source of imports. Thus, more European companies are operating in the Chinese market. However, many are worried about intellectual property ..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

China is a major trading partner for the EU and its biggest source of imports. Thus, more European companies are operating in the Chinese market. However, many are worried about intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, according to a report from the European Commission. The organization has developed a China IPR small and medium-size enterprise (SME) Helpdesk to aid Europe's firms to be better prepared for business with their Chinese partners Trade with China has increased tremendously over the past 30 years. In 2006, China was the EU's second largest trade partner and its foremost source of imports. Unfortunately, it is also the largest producer of counterfeit goods. Some 58% of counter

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