Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 20 August 2019

Belt and Road Initiative: An Overview of Intellectual Property Protection and Cooperation

Majid Ali, Li Lu Gen

Anhui Normal University

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Pages: 674-679

Keywords: Belt and Road Initiative, IP rights, IP Rights Cooperation, IP Rights Protection


One Belt One Road (OBOR) is currently known as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which was initiated by China and considered a game-changer mega project not only for the regions attached with but also for the whole world. BRI is going to connect the continent Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Africa through the different routes of roads, railway tracks, optic cable and gas pipelines fiber, and so on. The development of the routes has consisted on the land and sea routes. The land routes called the Silk Road Economic Belt, and the routes through the sea are called Maritime Silk Road. It is also levitating the many questions about the validity, influence at the vicinity, and its implementation. Legal rights of China should be protected in the BRI countries, and the element of IP violation also engaged with. This research study has an emphasis on the intellectual property protection, cooperation, promotion, and awareness regarding the BRI. Through the BRI, Chinese corporations and firms are spreading and establishing their commercial enterprises in all BRI countries. That's the way the highly belongings intellectual property rights protection, and concerned cooperation with BRI is essential to aware and enhance IP protection and cooperation between the BRI countries and China.


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