IPR Pro­tec­tion

Beijing Review - - This Week -

China’s Min­istry of Com­merce has worked with other de­part­ments to draft a doc­u­ment on pro­tect­ing the in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights (IPRs) of for­eign com­pa­nies in China, an of­fi­cial said on Au­gust 25.

The doc­u­ment will in­ten­sify the crack­down on ma­li­cious trade­mark regis­tra­tion, on­line IPR in­fringe­ment and steal­ing busi­ness se­crets, deputy min­is­ter of com­merce Wang Shouwen said at a press con­fer­ence.

“China has at­tached great im­por­tance to IPR pro­tec­tion and seen vis­i­ble re­sults,” Wang said.

IPR spend­ing by over­seas own­ers rose to $24 bil­lion in 2016 from $1.94 bil­lion in 2001, an an­nu­al­ized in­crease of about 18 per­cent. In the first half of this year, the amount rose 23 per­cent year on year to

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