IPRs Protection Measure and Regional Differences in China

  •  Limin Yao    
  •  Yan Rao    


This paper studies the regional differences of intellectual property rights (IPRs), revealing IPRs protection’s regional difference in China. By introducing “implementation effect” to adjust G-P Index, it can be realized that China’s IPRs protection have been steadily improved, and there has been obvious and steady differences in IPRs. Developed districts have higher protection level of IPRs than the undeveloped districts. Some correlation analyses indicate that the protection level of IPRs has great correlation with the per capita GDP, and even a greater outward. China’s economic unbalance determines regional differences in the protection of IPRs. However, having the poor correlation with R&D investment shows that IPRs protection doesn’t influenced the technology improvement a lot. What’s more, the positive function of IPRs will be hardly recognized in these undeveloped districts.

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