Intellectual Property Rights: A Comparative Perspective on Asia, the EU, and North America

David McHardy Read

Abstract


This article explores some of the key differences in conditions, procedures, and interests among major trading blocs and selected countries within them. Its primary focus is on the challenges faced by an intellectual property (IP) regime, especially related to IP protection. In the Asian context, consideration is given to the status and challenge of IP protection in Indonesia, and, for contrast, Japan, with its singular history of IP acquisition. Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, is considered separately as is part of the People’s Republic of China. Then the EU and the United States are addressed. In addition, the divergence of interests between net technology-consuming economies (NTCES) and net technology-producing economies (NTPES) are considered.This article explores some of the key differences in conditions, procedures, and interests among major trading blocs and selected countries within them. Its primary focus is on the challenges faced by an intellectual property (IP) regime, especially related to IP protection. In the Asian context, consideration is given to the status and challenge of IP protection in Indonesia, and, for contrast, Japan, with its singular history of IP acquisition. Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, is considered separately as is part of the People’s Republic of China. Then the EU and the United States are addressed. In addition, the divergence of interests between net technology-consuming economies (NTCES) and net technology-producing economies (NTPES) are considered.

Keywords


Intellectual property; intellectual property protection; counterfeiting; piracy; divergent IP interests; IP environment.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2012.1.156

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