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Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in China

Published 30.10.13 at 10:34

You should ensure that you have the necessary procedures in place to monitor any potential acts of infringement e.g. by monitoring trade fairs and policing the web for copycat products. When you identify infringing products you should collate evidence and take the appropriate action to enforce your rights. There are four main enforcement options in China: administrative actions, civil litigation, criminal sanctions, and customs seizures. Read the article below to find out more about the different types of action you can take to protect your copyright, trade marks, patents and design rights.

This article was prepared by the China IPR SME Helpdesk for Own-it.

The China IPR SME Helpdesk is a European Commission funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to China IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in China, visit our online portal at www.china-iprhelpdesk.eu. For free expert advice on China IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to:  question@china-iprhelpdesk.eu. You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within seven working days. The China IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.

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