U.S. companies not totally convinced of Chinese IPR protection
Less than half of American companies doing business in China believe the intellectual property rights situation in the country is improving, according to an AmCham China survey released Thursday.
The 2007 AmCham China Business Climate Survey said that 44.2 percent of the U.S. companies operating in China that responded to the poll said the situation regarding IPR infringements had improved, while 48.1 percent said it had stayed the same and 7.7 percent said it had deteriorated, according to a story today in the China Daily.
For those companies with experience of public security enforcement on IPR cases, 51 percent said it had improved, 47 percent said it had stayed the same and 2 percent said it had deteriorated. For those with experience of Chinese customs enforcement on IPR, 43 percent indicated it had improved and 57 percent said it had stayed the same.
“Over the past year, evidence has continued to mount that the Chinese government is serious in its intention to bring IPR protection order to the Chinese market,” the report said.