China Issues Opinions on Stepping up IP Protection in Foreign Trade
The State Council of China recently issued opinions to promote the development of foreign trade. According to the opinions, great efforts should be made to facilitate innovative development of foreign trade and promote the stable growth of foreign trade. The opinions put forward 14 measures in five aspects, and requires to support innovative services, build own brands, strengthen import and two-way investment and intellectual property protection.
According to the opinions, the protection of intellectual property in foreign trade shall be stepped up. The opinions underscore the need for continued campaign for cracking down on infringement and counterfeit goods in foreign trade. The opinions support the enterprises to protect their trademark and patent rights. The mechanism of intellectual property dispute settlement outside China and construction of IPR aid system shall be improved. Strongly support the import and export enterprises to deal with intellectual property dispute outside China by enhancing bilateral and multilateral intellectual property exchange and enforcement coordination system.