Topic # 3: Legal issues in IP securitization
The legal issues of IP securitization refer to the legal issues arising from the issuance of intellectual property securities based on the traditional asset securitization structure. Since IP assets have different attributes from traditional securitized assets (such as real estate or account receivables), they will generate unique legal risks.
The legal and business community have largely resolved such legal issues. It has been two years since the development of IP securitization in China. The total annual issuance volume has surpassed tens of billions of RMB, which shows that the market has recognized the solutions.
Topic # 2: NFT Securities
When do NFT creations act as a carrier for IP? When NFT-based IPs are divided and exchanged in the market, when will these exchanged NFTs be subject to regulations for securities ? And how will owners and users comply with these regulations?
Topic # 1: The Opportunities and Risks of Transferring IP Overseas
"IP Going Global" (or "IP Going Overseas," an expression most used in China) refers to using intellectual property rights that originated in China to conduct business operations or investment and financing in the global market. Taking and using IP abroad can help to grow the wealth accumulation of the intellectual property rights.
IP Exchanges, being unfamiliar to the global business community, are essential to China's innovation ecosystem. Knowing their establishment, operation, and profit models helps you to gain an edge, distinguishing you from the average investor. The information channels about China's IP Exchanges are rarely known. In this course, Dr. Chung demonstrates step-by-step how to use certain channels to collect information for your investment insights.
From Shanghai to the World
Last month an announcement attracted attention from global IP professionals. An international patent portfolio had settled in Shanghai. According to the source, it is the first of its kind in China.
The announcement indicates that this patent pool covers more than 50 technical fields and has an international patent portfolio of more than 12,000 patents. It targets Chinese SMEs which need to upgrade their operation with more advanced technologies but fall short of developing their own.
The pool will operate with standardized licensing terms. Available licensing durations are one year, three years, five years, and ten years.
NFT mania in the IP arena
Blockchain-based digital artwork has experienced a craze in western countries. The global monetary inflation further drives investors to seek unique assets across borders, even into cyberspace. Now the tide reaches China. According to the Financial Times, “Digital art – including NFT (Non-fungible token) – is enjoying an upsurge in Beijing.”
However, as some mainstream fashion observers point out, Chinese regulations may stand in the way of large-scale adoption. Numerous regulatory and intellectual property issues have not been tested in Chinese courts, “there is simply too much unknown from the Chinese law perspective.” *
In March 2021, the Fourteenth Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and the Outline of 2035 Long-Term Goals (the "Outline") by the State Council received attention in the global innovation community. The Outline reveals a major shift in IP policy. It affirms that funding for intellectual property applications has entered into history. In addition, the resource so saved will apply to strengthening support for IP's subsequent transformation, utilization, administrative protection, and public services in the next stage.
The affirmative position signals that China's innovation ecosystem is turning over a new leaf.
IP Monetization in China
IP regime in China
How historical trends shed light on the development of China’s cultural and creative industry under the new, global norm
At the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, the global market saw a surprise from new media platforms leveraging IP and new technologies. The stock price of Netflix, the leading company amongst them, soared 13% in one day. This movement in the market reflects the positivity surrounding the cultural and creative content delivered online, especially when the pandemic may continue to lock down a hefty portion of the world for the near future.
Similar trends are also happening in China. Taking a closer look at China’s cultural and creative industries – and Netflix’s counterparts – offer interesting observations.
IP Monetization in China
Ant Group’s record-breaking IPO in A+H shares stock markets and its sudden suspension was the hottest issue in the past few weeks in global financial markets. More than three months ago, when this historical IPO was announced, the deafening "voice of freedom and wealth" was heard throughout Hangzhou. On November 3rd, Chinese securities regulators abruptly called a halt and gave tens of thousands of shareholders involved in the IPO a blow and a shout. The sensational news had even overwhelmed the raging US presidential election across the ocean.
IP Regime in China
IP Monetization in China