Legal Transplant for Innovation and Creativity: A Sino-Finnish Comparative Study on the Governance of Intellectual Property Rights (TranSIP)

  • Lee, Nari (Project manager, academic)
  • Bruun, Niklas (Project participant)
  • Li, Mingde (Project participant)
  • Norrgård, Marcus, (Project participant)
  • Li, Yang (Project participant)
  • Cadillo Chandler, Dhanay, (Project participant)
  • Ballardini, Rosa, (Project participant)
  • He, Kan, (Project participant)
  • Larson, Kelli Lee, (Project participant)
  • Antikainen, Mikko Johannes (Project participant)
  • Jongsma, Daniel (Project participant)
  • Liguo, Zhang (Project participant)
  • Zhao, Yajie (Project participant)
  • Tammenlehto, Laura, (Project participant)
  • Wechsler, Andrea (Project participant)
  • Liu, Benjamin (Project participant)

Project: Externally funded project

Project Details

Description

The project is a joint project between Hanken, the University of Helsinki, Institute of Law at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Shenzhen University in China. It is co-funded by the Academy of Finland and the Chinese Academy of Social Science.

This is a comparative law research project based on collaborative research in China and Finland. It explores the interaction of the law and societal change through regulation of economic activities, as observed in the development of Chinese intellectual property (IP) laws. In particular, we explore the use of legal transplants. Chinese IP law is going through a transformation due to international conventions based on Anglo-European IP norms, providing a rich source of legal transplants, but these may create tension in the receiving legal system and may work differently than in the source country. Therefore this process needs to be critically analysed from the perspective of comparative law. The recent proposal to adopt a Nordic model of extended collective licensing (ECL) into Chinese copyright law is one good example. We study how ECL may be adopted, how it works and what – expected or unexpected – effects can be seen as a result of the transplantation. The project will explore laws and doctrines, but also local practices based on data collected locally. Mainly due to the language barrier such studies are extremely rare. Our research team, which includes Chinese researchers trained in Europe aim to overcome it and integrate the findings of the research thoroughly with on-going debates both in China and in Europe.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01.01.201331.12.2015

Funding

  • Academy of Finland: €501,700.00

Research Output

Art law and resale rights in Europe and China

Zhou, L. & Ballardini, R., 2016, Governance of intellectual property rights in China and Europe. Lee, N., Bruun, N. & Li, M. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 120-138 19 p. (Elgar intellectual property and global development ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Collective Rights Management in China and Europe: Between Market and Authority

Lee, N. & Li, Y., 2016, Governance of Intellectual Property in China and in Europe. Lee, N., Bruun, N. & Li, M. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 232-249 (Elgar intellectual property and global development).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Criminal Enforcement of IPR in Nordic Countries and China

Tammenlehto, L. & He, K., 2016, Governance of Intellectual Property Rights in China and Europe. Lee, N., Bruun, N. & Li, M. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 337-360 25 p. (Elgar intellectual property and global development).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review