Country's copyright registrations soar

The Copyright Protection Center of China announced last week that the number of software copyright registrations nationwide in the first nine months of 2017 increased 96.9 percent from the same period last year, a record growth rate for the last five years. In September alone, there were 74,351 registrations, up 90.2 percent year-on-year. Guangdong province topped the nation with 17,455 registrations, followed by Beijing with 16,974.

China, U.S. crack transnational IPR infringement crime

China and the United States have cracked a transnational intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement case, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced Wednesday. The MPS busted seven dens manufacturing, marketing and distributing counterfeit products and seized more than 3,000 fake brand-name leather products, bags and suitcases, glasses, watches and accessories. A total of 36 suspects were arrested in the crackdown, who had sold fake products for more than 100 million yuan (about 15.1 million U.S. dollars). Early this year, the public security department in southern China's …

Chinese vice premier addresses IPR fraud

China must make more headway against IPR infringement and counterfeit products, Vice Premier Wang Yang said Monday. Fighting IPR infringement and counterfeits is necessary to meeting people's wish for a better life and important in a modern economy and innovative country, said Wang, who is a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. Progress has been made which has improved the market environment and protected interests of both enterprises and consumers, Wang said at the 12th meeting of the national leading group for cra…