On September 4, the signing ceremony of cooperation MOU on IPR infringement punishment system in Hengqin Area of Guangdong Free Trade Zone was held in Creativity Valley of Hengqin. Hengqin New Area Administration for Industry and Commerce and Hengqin court signed the MOU. The two local departments will take the MOU as action guideline to explore new fields of IPR protection and coordination and take the lead to explore the reform of IPR punishment system.
According to the MOU, the local administration for industry and commerce and the local court in Hengqing will work together to strengthen strategic cooperation in the following five aspects, including
-to improve the linkage system of IPR administrative and judicial protection;
-to set up the case handling system under the mutual support of IPR administrative and judicial protection;
-to set up the IPR infringement punishment system;
-to enhance the joint punishment system for the credit-losing enterprise in IPR field; and
-to extend the diversified IPR dispute settlement system.