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Wen Jiabao: Further strengthen the fight against IP infringement and fake & shoddy quality goods
Date:2011-11-10


    Wen Jiabao: Further strengthen the fight against IP infringement and fake & shoddy quality goods

    Dear all,

    Premier Wen Jiabao chaired the State Council Standing Committee Meeting on Nov. 9th and made the decision to further strengthen the fight against IP infringement and fake & shoddy quality goods (particularly for food items, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, construction materials, electrical products and car parts). The followings are the key points of the 7 decided action items for your reference:

    1. The State Council will set up the Leading Group again and the office is set in the MOFCOM;
    2. Local government leaders’ performance evaluation will include their works on fighting IP infringement and fake & shoddy quality goods;
    3. Request the police to timely start criminal investigation;
    4. Conduct research to revise the Criminal Law to further reduce the criminal thresholds; to increase the penalty;
    5. Establish the system to allow the court to decide punitive damages for willful infringement and willful production/sale of fake & shoddy quality goods for commercial purpose;
    6. Increase the burden of proof on the part of infringer.

    Interested members, please click the following link for your information:

    News in Chinese:
    http://www.gov.cn/ldhd/2011-11/09/content_1989241.htm

    News in English:
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/usa/china/2011-11/10/content_14068024.htm

    QBPC

    Standing Committee Meeting of State Council on IP Protection-CN

    Standing Committee Meeting of State Council on IP Protection-EN

    Remark: The Chinese summary is got from the State Council while the English summary is provided for your convenience. We take no warranty or liability for whatsoever causes for its accuracy of such translation. Please refer to the Chinese original should you have any uncertainties.

     

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