Intellectual property rights to be protected
The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it will strengthen protection of trademarks and combat illicit market behavior that jeopardizes intellectual property rights. The administration recently released a document on protecting intellectual property rights and punishing production of fake products. It also said that it will strengthen management of product quality in the circulation channels and supervision of oil products. The administration mapped out some key areas where it will carry out stricter regulation, including the internet, rural areas and urban suburbs, and exported products. It said that it will focus on combating fake products and false advertising through online platforms to straighten out behavior of product and service providers on internet platforms. It also said that it will join hands with other departments to strengthen regulation of cross-border trade, especially products sold to countries along the Belt and Road.