Disney drama reveals the depth of China’s IP problems

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Intellectual Property on Monday, November 28, 2016. China has long been depicted as a wild west for intellectual property rights. For decades it was famous as a pirate publisher and maker of knockoff products. The country has been trying to adopt a more law-based approach to IP, but problems continue to occur. The latest company caught up in this confusion is the Walt Disney Company. Disney licenses Disney Shanghai, an immense installation that opened this past June. As is customary, Disney gave the park exclusive rights to its characters. Imagine the consternation, then, when a [...]