You mean US standards for intellectual property... which are really Disney standards for intellectual property.
I'm not a US citizen and think that "US standards for intellectual property" are absolutely disgusting. A US company with no connection whatsoever to my country or its indigenous people has trademarked our word for hello/greetings/life/health.
Life plus 70yrs for copyright? WTF?
How about this for "sane standards of intellectual property": https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19997848
What's the word? Curious.
Sounds like a repeat offender to me.
> The trademark does not mean that the company owns the phrase, or that it can ban anyone from using it. Disney filed the trademark upon the release of the original movie for clothing or footwear it sells in the United States, as a way to protect itself against other companies that might try to exploit the Disney brand.
These "trademark experts" have contradicted themselves there. The trademark prevents an African man from the race and culture that created the phrase, from selling clothing and footwear bearing that phrase. And I SMH at the claim that Hakuna Matata is a "Disney brand".
OTOH, maybe it's better to have a small conflict early rather than a large one later.
Having said that, with the amount of Chinese wealth overseas I think there is a vested interest in keeping the status quo
Say US companies are having PCBs manufactured in China because that's currently the cheapest option. You cut off that option and US companies are forced use more expensive domestic options. The effects of that can ripple through US companies that directly or indirectly depend on PCBs, and the jobs lost throughout the economy could be greater than the jobs gained from the new automated factories.
In addition, much of the gain will accrue to a smaller number of business owners, while the losses will be spread across the wider public.
Inevitably, those in control will manipulate the situation to their own advantage.
All Chinese information technology companies should be banned from operating within the United States. Tick toc, weibo, baidu, etc. Also ban trading with their hardware companies.
Either a deal will be made or the existing relationship between the United States and China is finished.
This is impossible, even if someone wanted to do this (which is like saying you want to commit suicide) they couldn't.
Maybe US and China should adopt Russian standards of IP?