Chinese customs seizes goods infringing trademark rights

Dandong Customs in Northeast China's Liaoning province has seized 2,173 pairs of sneakers suspected of infringing on trademark rights, according to a statement by the General Administration of Customs.

Relevant rights holders have confirmed that the goods mentioned above have infringed on the trademark rights of Nike and Adidas.

The goods have been held in police custody for further investigation, the statement said.

In the first half of this year, China handled 11,500 cases of violating trademark law.

The country has vowed to speed up the formulation and improvement of relevant standards for identifying counterfeiting, patent, trademark and copyright infringements, strengthen its campaign against intellectual protection right violations and impose heavy penalties on all types of breaches.

(Source: Xinhua)