The Office of National Leading Group on the Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting held the meeting with IP officials of embassies in China

As requested by some embassies in China, the Office of National Leading Group on the Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting held a communication meeting of IP officials from embassies in China on August 28. The IP officials of 12 embassies in China from EU, US and Australia and et al exchanged views on IPR protection and crackdown on IPR infringement and counterfeiting. Gan Lin, Director of the Office of National Leading Group and Deputy Head of SAMR met with the foreign representatives. Lu Zhengmin, Deputy Director of the Office and Deputy Director-General of Law Enforcement Inspection Bureau of SAMR presided over the meeting. The officials of International Cooperation Department of SAMR also attended the meeting.

Gan expressed warm welcome to the IP officials from embassies in China and stressed it is a good tradition to hold such kind of meetings with IP officials of embassies. Despite the institutional reform, the Office of National Leading Group still values this important channel of communication and invites the IP officials present at the meeting to attend the 2019 International Cooperation Forum on Crackdown on IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting. Lu updated the IP diplomatic officials the general picture of crackdown on IPR infringement and counterfeiting. In 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, the law enforcement administrations nationwide handled 250,000 cases of IPR infringement and counterfeiting and the public security organs cracked 21,000 criminal cases in this regard nationwide.

Lu indicated that the recent crackdown work on IPR infringement and counterfeiting in China is characterized by problem-oriented special rectification actions, judicial protection in combination with both crackdown and construction, enhanced supervision and efficacy based on thought of innovation, social co-governance joined by various social communities and deep and extensive international cooperation based on global governance. Next, more efforts will be made to reinforce the coordination and intensify the punishment.

The staff of National Intellectual Property Administration presented the work progress made in terms of improving the legal regulation and policy systems of IPR protection, enhancing the IP source protection, mechanism building and establishing the mechanism of handling overseas disputes about IPRs.

Afterwards, both sides held an in-depth exchange, centering discussed and studied the further communication and cooperation to be madeon IPR protection, measures to combat the IPR infringement and counterfeiting, and further cooperation.

(Source: SAMR)