IP Compliance Audits

(Author:Sophia Hou; Source: Rouse)

Reducing risk in China

Doing business in China can be risky for IP owners – and risks to key IPR assets come not just from third party infringers, but also from the IP owner’s own suppliers or manufacturers. Companies engaging external suppliers or manufacturers should seek to reduce the risks inherent in the relationship by conducting an IP audit.  An IP audit will raise the manufacturer or suppliers’ awareness of IP issues, and ensure that they have proper procedures in place – it will also help ensure that the IP owner’s own management . . .

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