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IP Rights in North-East Asia

North-East Asia is a geographical sub-region of Asia. Its northeastern landmass and islands are bordered by the Pacific Ocean. It is home to one-fifth of the world's people and gross domestic product. There are eight (08) countries in this region, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Globalization of the world's economy has opened new, international markets for North-East Asian businesses. Therefore, Intellectual Property (IP) Protection is required to be in place to motivate and support further innovation. Here's a guide summarizing the current IP laws and enforcement practices (covering trademarks, patents, industrial designs, and copyright) in all the previously mentioned countries of North-East Asia.