Qing­dao cus­toms of­fices con­fis­cate coun­ter­feit goods

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - IP SPECIAL -

Zoom­flight ap­pealed against the rul­ing.


The cus­toms at Qing­dao Liut­ing Air­port han­dled about 180 IP in­fringe­ment cases over the last 11 months, in­clud­ing a re­cent in­ci­dent in­volv­ing nearly 1,400 coun­ter­feit Ap­ple and Sam­sung charg­ers. Qing­dao Da­gang Cus­toms en­cour­ages lo­cal com­pa­nies to reg­is­ter their in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty to bet­ter pro­tect their rights. Ex­ec­u­tives from Qing­dao Sen­tury Tire, which ex­ports more than 9 mil­lion tires to about 150 coun­tries and re­gions an­nu­ally, said the reg­is­tra­tion sys­tem is a de­fense against coun­ter­feits when ex­port­ing.


crim­i­nal and ad­min­is­tra­tive IP cases will all be han­dled within the same divi­sion of the courts. In the Fu­jian Pi­lot Free Trade Zone, a spe­cial of­fice will be re­spon­si­ble for all patents, trade­marks and copy­right is­sues.


Man­u­fac­tur­ing De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion will be al­lowed to file patent ap­pli­ca­tions based on their 22 award­win­ning prod­ucts for free. The prod­ucts stood out from 186 can­di­dates in four cat­e­gories. The com­pe­ti­tion, launched in mid-Jan­uary, aims to de­velop top de­sign­ers and pro­mote in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion of qual­ity de­signs.


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