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Zhang said the Swiss company will deploy more resources and s
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actor boosting MNCs’ confidence in China is the establishment of more intellectual pro
perty rights courts at both central and provincial levels since the beginning of thi
s year. Experts have hailed this move as a notable step to protect IP rights.