Research Centers

The Shanghai Center for TCM Intellectual Property Studies


Founded in July 2003, the Shanghai Center for TCM Intellectual Property Studies specifically works on principle and practice of TCM intellectual property. In May 2009, the Center was appointed as the key research room for legal protection of traditional medicine by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Our staff

Director: Prof. Shi Yi

Academic leader: Prof. Song Xiaoting

Full-time researchers: 5

Part-time researchers: 10

Our research priorities

lTheory, principle and methodology on TCM intellectual property

lStrategy and policy on TCM intellectual property

lInstitutional study on traditional medical knowledge

lStrategic study on medical enterprises and intellectual property issues on R & D programs of medical enterprises

Our academic achievements

lIn addition to studying legal principles on protection of traditional medical knowledge, we’ve also been involved in the legislation of traditional Chinese medicine to facilitate institutional protection of TCM knowledge.

lWe’ve conducted empirical research on application and strategies of current intellectual property rules in traditional medicine.

lWe’ve also compiled training materials and textbooks and cooperated with all departments concerned to train personnel with a TCM educational background to be engaged in protection of traditional medical knowledge.

Contact Us

Room 815, Library Building

1200 Cailun Road, Zhangjing Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201203

Telephone: 021-51322409

Fax: 021-51323061