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What is the situation between IPRs and unfair competition in China?

As IPRs are fundamentally monopoly rights, there is a certain amount of conflict when market competition is encouraged. Because of the rapid development in China, many industry analysts are on the lookout for one party acquiring a patent for key technology and forcing all competitors to pay royalty payments or seek licenses. The Anti-Unfair Competition Law in China does not deal with matters pertaining to anti-trust issues, but as the market develops in China, it is likely to gain importance.

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