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QBPC Representatives Participated in the 11th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference

    On 28-29 August 2017, the 11th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The conference was co-hosted by INTERPOL, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC). Less than 600 delegates from law enforcement agencies, IP organizations, right owners and Law firms attended the conference. Jack Chang, QBPC Chairman; Yao Xin, Executive Director and Sherry Hu, Membership Service Manager participated in the conference on behalf of QBPC.

    Zhang Jingli, Deputy Director General of the Economic Crime Investigation Department of the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China (“ECID”) participated in the first panel. He introduced the responsibility of ECID and its efforts in fighting against the IP crimes. ECID conducted the trans-regional, trans-departmental and trans-national cooperation to jointly crack down the IP infringements. Zhang also said that the ECID strengthened the cooperation with renowned brands and enterprises. It had held several forums on criminal IP protection since 2003 together with QBPC and established an unobstructed and steady communication mechanism.

    In his speech, Chairman Jack Chang shared the work of QBPC in fighting against the IP infringements in China with the participants. Jack specially pointed out the unremitting efforts made by QBPC to improve  the transparency of criminal pubic prosecution procedures and the new approach of Shanghai People's Procuratorate and People's Procuratorate of Beijing Municipality to promote the participation of the right holders in the criminal prosecution.

    Participants reached a consensus that the IP infringement is a global problem. Infringement and counterfeiting have infiltrated into such areas as food, medicine, auto parts, energy, etc., which are closely related to people’s life, and seriously threatened and harmed people’s living environment, health and safety. The crimes of infringement and counterfeiting, with complicated supply chain and high concealment, are always well-planned crimes and involve many countries. In addition to huge illegal profits, they always link to other more serious crimes, e.g. money laundry and terrorist activities. Participants appealed to the law enforcement departments, right holders and other stakeholders of various countries to fight against such crimes jointly by such way of cooperation as information sharing.

    QBPC had a booth and received more than 300 participants during the conference. Representatives from headquarters of QBPC members including Underwriters Laboratories, Schneider Electric, L Brands Inc, Qualcomm, VF Corporation, Volkswagen AG, Fitbit, Colgate Palmolive, GlaxoSmithKline, Amazon, Ralph Lauren, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Apple Inc, Hewlett-Packard, Merck Sharp & Dohme (Asia) Ltd, FAC US LLC and Pfizer also visited the booth and had warm exchanges with Jack,  Yao Xin and Sherry. The booth also attracted representatives of other right holders, such as Under Armour. QBPC prepared roll-up banners and brochures and played videos on the scene, with the aim to deepen participants’ knowledge and understanding of QBPC and promote itself.

    During the conference,  QBPC hosted a reception with about  60 guests of INTERPOL, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Chinese delegation, QBPC members, GACG and IACC. Representatives of QBPC sincerely propagated QBPC in a face-to face way. The efforts of QBPC and its contributions were recognized by INTERPOL, ECID, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Tim Morris from the INTERPOL said that QBPC was ever mentioned and recommended by other participants in several important meetings. Sarah Zhao from UL, a QBPC member, met the Chinese delegation and gladly knew that the delegation attached much importance to the conversations with senior executives of right holder’s headquarters.

    As a member-driven industry organization focusing on improving IP legal framework and enforcement, QBPC will contribute ideas and exert efforts for the work of fighting against IP Infringements as always, and play the role of bridge connecting China and global society. QBPC is your reliable partner!


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