Mark LaPedus, EETimes
12/23/2010 2:27 PM EST
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) laws still remains a ''serious problem'' in China, according to a new and recent report from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
''Significant structural and institutional impediments undermine effective enforcement, including the protection of IPR infringing industries by local Chinese officials, a lack of coordination among government agencies, insufficient enforcement resources and training, and non-deterrent civil and criminal penalties,'' according to the report.
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