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Protecting Intellectual Property in China by Andreas Schotter, Mary Teagarden

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Protecting Intellectual Property in China

Multinational corporations can’t afford to stay away from China. But to remain competitive they must develop mechanisms that allow them to minimize the risk of losing critical know-how.

Andreas Schotter and Mary Teagarden

June 17, 2014

Intellectual property (IP) protection is the No. 1 challenge for multinational corporations operating in China. According to the U.S. government, China accounted for nearly 80% of all IP thefts from U.S.-headquartered organizations in 2013,1 amounting to an estimated $300 billion in lost business. Among European manufacturers, the loss of IP in China reduced potential profits by 20%.2 Although multinational corporations can’t afford to stay away from China, in order to ...

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