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Jul 23, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 12/20)
China
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National Plan to Combat IP Infringement Released


On June 5, 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), which regulates market competition, monopolies, intellectual property, and drug safety, released a national plan to combat intellectual property infringement. The plan is officially entitled “Key Points of the National Work to Crack Down on Intellectual Property Infringement and the Production and Sale of Counterfeit and Inferior Commodities in 2020.” The plan lists 35 points covering trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret protection. Special emphasis is placed on protecting the intellectual property of foreign-invested enterprises.

The plan specifies the following measures:
1) Deepen governance and product supervision in key areas
2) Strengthen Intellectual Property Protection
3) Severely punish infringement, counterfeiting and other IP crimes
4) Promote the Promulgation of IP Laws & Regulations
5) Promote ‘Social Co-Governance”
6) Deepen foreign exchanges and cooperation
7) Promoting business capacity building

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Source: www.natlawreview.com; www.slwip.com; www.cnipa.gov.cn