Innovation & Joint R&D in China Toolkit


Innovation-joint-R-D-in-China-(2).jpgR&D activities are intended to give rise to new technology, which may be in the form of different types of IP: patents (including invention patents on products and processes, or utility model and design patents on the function or appearance of products), copyright (especially in the case of software) and know-how (which may be protected as a trade secret).

This toolkit summarises some key points relevant to IP for UK companies engaged in developing or commercialising technology in China.

Key topics covered include:

R&D and related laws
Ownership of IP
Management of IP
Case examples



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