Software copyrights up 39.5%
There were more than 400,000 software copyright registrations in China last year, increasing 39.5 percent from a year earlier, according to a report unveiled by the Copyright Protection Center of China on Monday. Guangdong topped all provincial-level regions in the number of registrations. There were 116,844 copyright owners, most of them companies, that registered software copyright last year, up nearly 31 percent from 2015.
After about four months of investigation, the police and IP authority of the Pudong New Area recently seized a group of 18 people in many fruit markets for counterfeiting trademark labels for imported fruit brands. The enforcement teams raided nine hideouts and found more than 2 million counterfeit labels. The price of imported fruits is usually many times that of domestically grown fruits of the same kinds.