The 2017 heads meeting of the national offices of leading group on fight against IPR infringement and counterfeiting held in Beijing

On December 20, 2017, the heads meeting of the national offices of leading group on fight against IPR infringement and counterfeiting was held in Beijing. The theme of this meeting is to study and implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress in an in-depth manner and earnestly carry out the plans decided at the 12th plenary meeting of the national leading group on fight against IPR infringement and counterfeiting. The achievements made in combating the IPR infringement and counterfeiting were summarized and the key tasks in 2018 were discussed and arranged. Wang Bingnan, Vice Minister of MOFCOM and the Head of the Office of National Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting attended and addressed the meeting.

As indicated at the meeting, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council attach high importance to combating IPR infringement and counterfeiting and IPR protection.Since the current administration took off, a series of decisions and plans have been formulated. All the authorities and local governments take the responsibilities to overcome the difficulties and implement the work in an innovative and persistent manner. The major achievements scored in the national crackdown on IPR infringement and counterfeiting include big breakthrough in legal system development, effective rectification in key areas, major progress in cross-regional and cross-agency coordination, prominent role of judicial protection, deepened international communication and cooperation and the forming of social co-governance layout.

At the meeting, the domestic and international situations of current anti-IPR infringement and anti-counterfeiting work were analyzed, and the proposals and recommendations on the work in 2018 raised by the local governments and the governmental agencies were briefed. The officials from Beijing, Jilin, Zhejiang, Shandong and Henan shared their experience. Over 120 participants attended the meeting, including the heads of the Offices of Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting at the local level (including cities specifically designated in the state plan and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps) and the liaison staff of the member units.

(Source: MOFCOM Website)