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Unpublished Paper
In the Shadow of the China–Australia FTA Negotiations: What Australian Business Thinks about IP
Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, WP 07/07. (2007)
  • Anne Leahy, University of Melbourne
  • Donald McClaren, University of Melbourne
  • David Morgan
  • Kimberlee G Weatherall
  • Elizabeth Webster
  • Jongsay Yong
Abstract

This study collated responses from a survey of over 2,100 businesses across Australia to assess the extent of both their business dealings with China and their commercial interest in IP. The survey results reveal that among Australian businesses which have direct business dealings with China, IP issues (registration, examination and enforcement) are of less concern than Chinese regulations and legal transparency. Among the IP issues covered in the survey, IP enforcement poses the greatest problem for Australian businesses.

Keywords
  • international trade,
  • intellectual property,
  • free trade agreements,
  • China,
  • Australia
Disciplines
Publication Date
September, 2007
Citation Information
Anne Leahy, Donald McClaren, David Morgan, Kimberlee G Weatherall, et al.. "In the Shadow of the China–Australia FTA Negotiations: What Australian Business Thinks about IP" Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, WP 07/07. (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimweatherall/13/