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The Dalian Customs recently announced that a case of infringement upon the IPR of a local key enterprise was cracked at Dayaowan, involving 654 sets of bearings in three kinds. It is the first IPR infringement case invloving export goods handled by Dalian Customs during the “Longteng” Action in 2018.

According to Dalian Customs, the said goods in this case were declared by a tech company in Yunxi County to the Dayaowan Customs affiliated to Dalian Customs. After examination, the customs staff found that among the 1,764 sets of bearings, 654 sets were marked “ZWZ”trademark. After confirmation with the IP holder, it was identified that such goods marked “ZWZ” infringed upon the trademark rights of Wafangdian Bearing Group Corp.which has filed a record with the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC).

According to the unified deployment by the GACC, Dalian Customs launched the four-month “Longteng” Action on August 1, 2018 for IPR protection of enterprises leading in IPR export starting. Based on the achievements made in the previous year, further efforts are made to crack down on the acts of IPR infringement, nurture those businesses leading in IPR export and create favorable competition environment for the enterprises of Liaoning Province in their “going global” course. Wafangdian Bearing Group in this case is included in the list of key enterprises under protection of “Longteng” Action (2018) selected by Dalian Customs for two consecutive years.

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