Proprietary interests


This chapter focuses on China’s protection of three types of intellectual property: copyright, trademarks, and patents. It is particularly concerned with how existing intellectual property laws have been applied to the Internet and also with how new laws and regulations have been created to address new problems caused by various online activities.

Key words



domain names


computer software

Internet business methods

Internet service provider liability

Intellectual property (IP) refers to “creations of the mind,” such as literary and artistic works, inventions, and “symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.”1 It is generally divided into three categories: copyright, trademark, ...

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