- Ministry of Commerce of P.R.C
- State Intellectual Property Office of P.R.C
- State Administration for Industry and Commerce of P.R.C
- General Administration of Customs of P.R.C
- World Intellectual Property Organization
- European Patent Office
- International Trademark Association
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
In order to strengthen cross-regional efforts to combat IPR infringement and counterfeiting and push forward the healthy and orderly development of economy and trade along the “Silk Road Economic Belt" , Henan Provincial Commerce Department worked with other nine provinces (autonomous regions and cities) including Shandong, Hubei, Chongqing, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang for the first time to carry out regional anti-infringement and anti-counterfeiting coordination and sign a framework agreement of joint action.
According to the source, although most of the central and western provinces are located along the “Silk Road Economic Belt”, they haven’t worked together to date on the fight against IPR infringement and counterfeiting. Currently, the regional coordination highlights the specialty of ten provinces (autonomous regions and cities) along the Silk Road Economic Belt and focuses on and serves the development of the “Silk Road Economic Belt”. To achieve this goal, coordinated supervision, jointly combat and a stable, fair and transparent business environment are of significance to push forward the healthy and orderly development of external economic and trade work in the provinces (autonomous regions and cities)along the Silk Road Economic Belt.
The agreement requires a joint conference system and a joint action mechanism for the cross-regional fight against IPR infringement and counterfeiting be established in ten provinces (autonomous regions and cities) along the Silk Road Economic Belt. Activities will be taken including case clue notification, cross-regional evidence transfer, cross-regional case assistance and joint law enforcement. As for the regular management, joint inspection, off-site mutual inspection and sample inspection can be adopted to improve the action effect.
In addition, a cross-regional information sharing mechanism is to be established. A special column under the website for the campaign against IPR infringements and counterfeits will be set up, aiming to display law enforcement coordination for the fight against IPR infringement and counterfeiting in ten provinces (autonomous regions and cities) along the Silk Road Economic Belt and promote the experience and practice about regional cooperation.
It is learned that the regional coordination in anti-infringement and anti-counterfeiting brings into the birth of the special campaign “Qingfeng Action on Silk Road”. Taking into consideration of the specialty of central and western provinces, the action will focus on the unified rectification and management of import and export goods transported by CHINA RAILWAY express, the infrastructure building goods, machinery and equipment for import and export between the countries along the “Belt and Road” as well as goods purchased from overseas vendors.