September 17, Minsitry of Public Security Food and Drug Crime Investigation Division Director General LV Wuqin and Deputy Director General LI Jiantao visited QBPC Office. QBPC Chair Michael Ding, Vice Chairs QU Xiaoyang and LEI Lingfei welcomed the guests. The two sides exchanged views on priority IP issues and challenges, and how Chinese economy can transition into a new phase.
Michael Ding first introduced recent works of QBPC. It has been twenty years since QBPC’s founding. From the initial focus on anti-counterfeiting, QBPC has grown into an IP platform covering all IP related subjects and has found its own way to improve the legal frame work of IP protection in China.
Director WANG Fei then introduced the fruitful results of “Operation Kunlun 2020”. The Operation has been highly acclaimed among QBPC members. Since its start, local law enforcement agencies have been on high gear and spared no effort on tackling IP infringements. Many major cases solved involve QBPC members. Even the pandemic has not slowed the officers down.
The participants also discussed issues that are of concern to both sides, such as IPR enforcement, trade secret protection through Criminal Law and challenges posed by new technologies and new business models. And QBPC wished to deepen cooperation with law enforcement agencies and work together to improve foreign enterprises’ confidence in Chinese market.
Director General LV Wuqin stated that striking against infringements and counterfeits is an integral part of law enforcement agencies’ duties and is significant in protecting people’s health and creating a business environment that is both fair and comeptitive. Last year, the Minsitry of Public Security formed the Food and Drug Crime Investigation Division. The very purpose was to build a team that is focused on IP related crimes and to strike them with a concentrated punch. Law enforcement agencies across the nation will treat all enterprises, domestic or foreign, equally. Polices will continue their operations like Kunlun and will work more closely with QBPC and its members to further improve IPR protection capabilities.