Overseas infringement: a growing problem for Chinese brands too

Last week, US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner hit out at the level of protection afforded to American intellectual property in China. While his speech grabbed the headlines, a phenomenon which receives less press coverage internationally are the difficulties facing Chinese brands as they expand out of the country. Yet the chairman of ANTA Sports Products has estimated that at least 15% of Chinese trademarks have been pirated abroad.

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