The global technology competition among countries is becoming severe. So, the development and protection of core technologies that determine the global competitiveness of industry as well as the protection of intangible assets such as trade mark or copy right have become the focus of interest.
With this background, this paper deals with the issues on intellectual property rights("IPR") between Korea and China. For that, the author firstly analyzes the status quo of the IPR protection system in China. Then in the chapter 2, the types of IPR and IPR protection system in China are introduced to find out the efforts of Chinese government to reach the global standard by improving the legal system of IPR. In the chapter 3, the statistics of registration and infringement of IPR are presented to deepen the understanding on Chinese IPR protection status. Finally, the chapter 4 tries to derive the implications for Korean enterprises by analyzing the IPR dispute cases between Korea and China.
In the present WTO system, although Chinese government tries to strengthen the IPR protection system, the infringement cases are also increasing. Therefore, Krean enterprises need to prepare the proper protection measurements before they enter the Chinese market. As far as Chinese government is putting on more efforts to protect IPR, Korean enterprises are also required to adopt more aggressive counter measurements to protect their IPR.