The Measures aim to bring about strengthened IPR protection in China. Fang agrees that the new Measures bring clarity for businesses at a time when the Chinese government is bringing about initiatives to step up efforts for protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs), and that the Measures will be properly enforced in China. The new Measures cover the assignment of intellectual property, as well as change of control of the owner. Examinations under the new Measures will focus on whether or not the intellectual property transferred to foreign entities will have any influence on China’s national security interests, and whether or not the IPR transferred to foreign countries will have a negative or positive influence on China’s key technology areas of innovation and development. This is a clear indication that China seeks to enhance the protection of national security as well as create a better environment for technology development in China.
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