Qingdao customs offices confiscate counterfeit goods
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.