The enforcement of intellectual property rights: comparative perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region

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Concerted efforts to enforce global intellectual property rights (IPR) continue to focus intensely on the developing countries of East Asia, and China in particular. These efforts have spawned a complex system of legal mechanisms that is still very much in process of evolution, encompassing international and regional conventions, WTO dispute settlements, bilateral and plurilateral treaties, decisions of national courts and regulatory bodies, and a welter of local laws and border controls. This hugely useful book provides more detail than will be found in any other source on the current state of all these measures and their interactions and trends, especially as they affect East Asian markets for IPR-protected products. It gathers together fourteen thoroughly researched essays by internationally-known practitioners and academics with specialties in Asian intellectual property law. Although wide-reaching in its overall presentation, the book also deals with numerous particular applications in Cambodia, Indonesia, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, China, and Japan. Lawyers seeking a secure foothold from which to proceed in cases of piracy, infringement, or counterfeiting will welcome this informative and up-to-date analysis and commentary.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
PublisherKluwer Law International
Number of pages382
ISBN (Print)9041132198, 9789041132192
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMax Planck series on Asian intellectual property law
ISSN (Print)1567-8318


  • Southeast Asia
  • Intellectual property (International law)
  • Intellectual property
  • Pacific Area

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