According to assignment brief, I have to do a case study about intellectual property. So in this assignment, first I will through the definition of intellectual property to talk about what it is; after this I will discuss about what are the purpose why some countries have to protect its intellectual property; and then, I will through a recent litigation between Huawei and Cisco to show how important is the intellectual property for a companies. After that, I will analyses the current situation of intellectual property protection in China; and then, I will list some recommendations for China, in order to improve the intellectual property protection. At last, I will take my conclusion of the intellectual property protection.
About intellectual Property
“Intellectual property”, this term was first proposed by the French scholar Karp Niyazov in the mid-17th century; after that it develop by the famous Belgian jurist Picardy, and Picardy defined it as “the right of every intellectual activity”. Until after the “world intellectual property organization” convention in 1967, this term became gradually use in the whole world.
The intellectual property basically means that people has the exclusive rights on their intellectual labor by law. Usually, the intellectual property can be divided into two types of industrial property and copyright. The industrial property includes inventions (patents), logo, industrial designs and trademarks; copyright includes artistic works literary.
Actually, intellectual property is an intangible property; its object is the product of intellectual or knowledge. Its value is same as houses, cars, jewelry and other tangible property, and it also protected by governmental laws; for some well-know patents, logo and trademark have more value than other tangible property.
The reasons for protect intellectual property of countries
1. The purpose of intellectual property protection by countries is that sufficiently to