Historically, foreign companies operating – or planning to operate – in China have been apprehensive about the safety of their intellectual property. This is reflected in yearly surveys conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) as well as the US-China Business Council, in which members repeatedly raise IP as a primary concern. However, many of these misgivings surrounding IP are based on outdated or downright erroneous information. Tackling misconceptions about IP laws and protection in China could fill its own book.