IPR rules to support startups

The top prosecuting authority has issued a guideline on property rights protection, a move to support startup businesses and promote entrepreneurship.

Based on the guiding principles released on Monday, the Supreme People's Procuratorate asked procuratorates at all levels to carry out their prosecuting duties to the fullest to protect property rights for individuals as well as a vast variety of entities.

Wang Songmiao, the spokesman for the top procuratorate, said the guideline was rolled out in line with the relevant guidance on property rights protection issued by the central authority in November and President Xi Jinping's speech at the Central Economic Working Conference in December.