Oregon Review of International Law : Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 209-262 : The Middle Kingdom and the Intellectual Property World
Yu, Peter K.
This Article scrutinizes China’s participation in the international intellectual property regime and its role in both the WTO and WIPO. Part I discusses China’s engagement with international intellectual property norms before its accession to the WTO in December 2001. It points out that China is not the “norm breaker” one typically infers from its disappointing record of intellectual property protection. Instead, the country should be viewed as a “norm taker,” having accepted most of the WIPO-administered intellectual property treaties available for ratification.