China doubts credibility of US report on IPR protection

A spokesman of China's Ministry of Commerce Thursday expressed doubts over "the objectivity and credibility" of a US report that listed some Chinese marketplaces as "notorious markets" for pirated and fake products. The report, released last week by the Office of the United States Trade Representative, lacks "solid evidence and data support," spokesman Gao Feng said at a press conference. "The Chinese government has always attached great importance to intellectual property right (IPR) protection and made noticeable achievements," Gao said.

Senior Chinese official stresses crackdown on IPR infringement, counterfeiting

"Fighting IPR infringement and counterfeits is necessary to meeting people's wishes for a better life and serves as an important guarantee for building China into an innovative country," said Wang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. Wang, who is also head of the national leading group for crackdown on IPR infringement and counterfeits, stressed the importance of fighting IPR infringement and counterfeits in promoting high-quality development. He pointed to the Internet, rural market and exports and imports as the…

Shen Changyu Meets with Chief Executive of IPOS Daren Tang in Beijing

On January 22, Commissioner of State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Shen Changyu met with Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in Beijing. The two sides briefed each other on the latest developments in 2017 and exchanged ideas on cooperation between the two offices in 2018. Shen Changyu informed IPOS delegates about SIPO's work progress on building China into a strong intellectual property country, deepening intellectual property reform, and enhancing patent quality and the protection of intellectual property. He said that SIPO and IPOS …