China and the United States to enhance enforcement ability construction in combating IPR infringement

China and the United States to enhance enforcement ability construction in combating IPR infringement

2012/5/9

On May 3 and 4, the fourth round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue was held in Beijing, the capital city of China. After the dialogue, the two sides published the Notes on the Joint Achievements of Economic Dialogue under the Framework of the Fourth Round of U.S-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (hereinafter referred to as the Notes), showing that the two sides will further enhance enforcement ability construction in combating IPR infringement and increase enforcement resources. China will improve IPR-related laws and regulations and study initiatives on looking into criminal responsibility for IPR violation.

The two sides will continue to strengthen IPR border protection to reduce the cross-border trade of infringing commodities. China and the United States will commit themselves to creating an environment for each market, under which the improvement of sale level of legal IPR-intensive products and services reflects economic development and the status of the two countries as global influential producers and consumers. The United States appreciated China’s continuing requirement of the use of legal software in governmental departments. China has included software assets into governmental department asset management system. Besides, China will continue to promote the use of authorized software in businesses.

The two sides expressed that trade secret protection is one of the important parts of IPR protection and the two will curb the improper use of trade secrets. China said that in the 2012 annual work plan of the National Leading Group for Combating IPR Violation and the Manufacture and Distribution of Shoddy Commodities, enforcement actions against the improper use of trade secrets will be included.

Source: IPR in China




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