The national anti-counterfeit office deployed destruction of counterfeits on World IP Day

On April 26, the World Intellectual Property Day, under the guidance of the Office of National Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting (the Office of National Leading Group), the leading group of Hubei Province in this regard organized the concentrated destruction of counterfeits in Xianning City. 600,000 items of counterfeits, involving 300 varieties in 15 categories, were destroyed by the provincial leading group and the member units in Wuhan, Xianning and Huanggang, including garments, bags and cases, liquor, car spare parts and daily goods. Such goods with a total weight of over 200 tons were valued at over 50 million yuan. Of them, over 50,000 bottles of fake Bordeaux wine, 17,000 pairs of counterfeit Converse and Vans shoes and over 5,000 bottles of counterfeit Chivas Regal whiskey were disposed of. The counterfeits were destroyed in the way of burning, landfilling and disassembly in line with the relevant regulations about energy conservation and environmental protection.

Gan Lin, Director of the Office of National Leading Group and Deputy Head of State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), and Yang Yunyan, Head of Hubei Office and Vice Governor of Hubei People’s Government launched and inspected over the destruction event.

Officials from Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, General Administration of Customs and SAMR and the member units of National Leading Group also attended the on-site inspection. Representatives from British Consulate-General in Wuhan, French Consulate-General in Wuhan,China Consumers Association and China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, as well as major domestic media were invited to witness the event.

(Source: SAMR)