Ministry of Public Security: combat IPR infringement

Ministry of Public Security: combat IPR infringement

2010/4/14

It is learnt on April 12 from the Economic Crime Investigation Department of the Ministry of Public Security that during Expo 2010 Shanghai China, the public security departments at all levels will further intensify the crackdown upon criminal behaviors involving IPR infringement in order to create a sound IPR protection environment for Shanghai Expo.
The following five kinds of crimes involving IPR infringement will be severely hit. First, cases involving counterfeiting the registered trademarks and patents of World Expo and infringing exhibitors' intellectual property rights; second, cases related to the production and distribution of fake commodities in the host city of World Expo, the places where thematic activities are conducted as well as main tourist attractions and cases involving manufacturing or distributing counterfeit goods for the above-mentioned cities; third, cases related to the production and distribution of counterfeit domestic and foreign brands, which can harm China's reputation; fourth, cases involving the manufacture and sale of counterfeit farming materials, food, tobacco & wine, drugs, cosmetic and electric appliances; fifth, cases that might cause bad influence to China.
According to the requirements of the Economic Crime Investigation Department of the Ministry of Public Security, all the economic crime investigation departments of the public security organs at all levels should fully utilize all the clues including enterprises' reports, the complaints of the public, the disclosure of the media, the announcement of governmental departments as well as the enthusiasm of IPR holders to investigate cases. The public security departments should work out investigation plan in accordance with the clues, save the proof, seal the stolen goods and freeze their illegal deposit, severely punish the organizers behind the curtain. For the trans-regional cases, public security departments should follow the whole cause of the case, totally destroy the chain of production, storage, transportation and distribution; for the key areas that house more shelters manufacturing and selling counterfeit goods, the public department should wage a war on the criminal squad and their production & distribution network.
                                                                                                     Source: IPR in China



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