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Improved IP Protections under the Foreign Investment Law

On 1 January 2020, the PRC Foreign Investment Law (the “Foreign Investment Law”) and the PRC Implementation Regulation of the Foreign Investment Law (the “Foreign Investment Regulation”) (collectively, “FI Laws”) came into effect. Among other provisions regulating foreign equity investment in China, the FI Laws restate China’s position to strengthen the protections over foreign intellectual properties. Although it is still too early to see the real effects, the FI Laws have at least shown us a likely improved environment to protect foreign investors’ IP rights. Read more…