Director Yvonne Tang quoted in Asia IP article on the inclusion of IP in trade agreements

28 Aug 2018

Director Yvonne Tang shared her thoughts with Asia IP on the inclusion of IP protection into trade agreements. The article explored the reasons why IP protection should be included as well as the downsides/oppositions against it.

Yvonne shed light on such opposition. She was quoted as saying, “Fundamentally, a robust IP legislative framework usually favours rights owners, who tend to be from the developed countries, over the users of those rights, who tend to be from the less-developed countries, and/or who are typically smaller or medium-sized enterprises… It should therefore be unsurprising when concern and opposition is expressed by this latter group.”

Click here to read the full article that appears on p.13 of the Asia IP June/July issue.