How can intellectual property rights be protected in China?

China is a growing consumer market. The issue that is most often faced by international businesses who want to have a presence in the Chinese market is the protection of their intellectual property rights. This a serious concern that the technology that is brought to China is protected from being copied with the knowledge of the actual owners.

There are some options that could be utilized to protect the intellectual property rights. The first one that might seem odd is to keep the whole operations to yourself and do not form joint ventures with the Chinese companies who might leak the technologies that they learn from you (Jack, 2012). Another option could be to break up the operations into several parts. Who this can help is protecting the whole picture of the operations from being seen. Instead this would act like a puzzle to the over lookers.