China will prop­erly han­dle IP rights pro­tec­tion

China's Foreign Trade (English) - - Briefing -

China will prop­erly han­dle the United States’ re­quest for con­sul­ta­tions re­gard­ing the pro­tec­tion of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights in ac­cor­dance with the World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s dis­pute set­tle­ment pro­ce­dures, the Min­istry of Com­merce said in a state­ment.

The min­istry’s com­ments came af­ter the Of­fice of the US Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive sub­mit­ted a con­sul­ta­tion re­quest to China un­der the WTO’S dis­pute set­tle­ment mech­a­nism, al­leg­ing that the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment’s mea­sures “did not com­ply with the rel­e­vant agree­ment re­gard­ing the con­di­tions for tech­nol­ogy li­cens­ing”.

China has al­ready re­ceived a re­quest for con­sul­ta­tion from the US, an of­fi­cial from the min­istry’s De­part­ment of Treaty and Law said.

The min­istry said the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment has al­ways at­tached great im­por­tance to the pro­tec­tion of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights and has taken many ef­fec­tive steps to pro­tect the le­git­i­mate rights and in­ter­ests of both do­mes­tic and for­eign busi­nesses.

“The achieve­ments have been ob­vi­ous to all. China has al­ways re­spected the WTO rules and main­tained the mul­ti­lat­eral trad­ing sys­tem,” the state­ment said.

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