EU-China training on criminal IPR enforcement in Wuhan (13-15 April 2010)

EU-China training on criminal IPR enforcement in Wuhan (13-15 April 2010)


IPR2 is organising training with the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on criminal enforcement of IP rights for local procuratorates and prosecutors. The training with bring Chinese and European experts together to share best practice on handling criminal IP cases, as well as the supervision of transfer of cases from administrative enforcement authorities to the police and the introduction of on-line communication and information sharing platforms.

Procurates play a crucial role in the criminal enforcement of IP rights. China has adopted a number of measures to facilitate co-operation between administrative law enforcement, public security and procuratorate bodies. Furthermore, SPP and the Supreme People's Court (SPC) have issued a number of joint judicial interpretations on criminal IP enforcement issues in recent years.

SPP is the highest prosecutorial organ of China and the legal supervisory organ of the State. It is mainly responsible for leading local/special people's procuratorates at various levels to perform legal supervision according to law and ensuring the enforcement of State laws in a unified and proper manner.

This forms part of IPR2's ongoing support to strengthening criminal enforcement. Together with SPP, this includes the EU-China study tour on strengthening criminal IPR enforcement in February 2010, EU-China study tour on criminal IPR protection and enforcement in October 2009 and the EU-China training seminar on the protection of IPR and transfer of cases in Changzhou in April 2009. Furthermore, training with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on the EU-China training course on criminal IPR enforcement and transfer of cases in July 2009.

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.