Chinese Government strengthens IP protection on Belt & Road

September 13, 2017

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) recently published the Major Tasks for Crackdown of IPR infringement and Counterfeits, which stresses focus on the Belt & Road countries and regions, with highlights in imports and exports, major professional markets, cross-border E-commerce activities and other key areas. In order to meet the needs of Chinese companies for overseas development, SAIC proposed for the very first time to establish information platform for Chinese companies’ trademark enforcement abroad, and to amplify governmental assistance in overseas enforcement actions via multilateral and bilateral talks mechanism.