On April 17, the video and audio meeting for cracking down infringements and counterfeits for the AIC authority was held in Beijing. Liu Junchen, vice minister of SAIC and the leader for SAIC’s cracking down infringements and counterfeits leading group, stressed at the meeting, taking the opportunity of comprehensively deepening the reform, and making use of legal mind and method to improve work standard and to make a breakthrough in cracking down infringements and counterfeits, therefore to make greater contributions for protect a honest and competitive market environment.
Liu Junchen expressed to seriously study and comprehend the spirits of the State Council on cracking down infringements and counterfeits, to improve the obligations and responsibilities and to carry out detailed work tasks. AIC system should stand at the height of serving economic and social development to understand the meaning of work, identify serious situations to resolutely improve work belief and comprehensively grasp the deployment and requirement of cracking down infringements and counterfeits to strengthen responsibilities.
Liu Junchen indicated for the past year AIC system had a remarkable achievement in carrying out the leading group’s deployment. AIC authorities and market supervision authorities kept a high pressure on double cracking downs and investigated a lot of trademark cases. AIC systems highlighted the work on series of special actions, improved legal provisions to provide system guarantee for double cracking downs. AIC systems strengthened their enforcement in accordance with laws, paying special attentions on the publicity of cases being administrative published and the transference of suspected criminal cases. AIC systems strengthened the information construction to comprehensive improve work efficiency. AIC systems also strengthened promotions to create a good working environment.
Liu Junchen indicated seven requirements for this year’s work. First was to promote the convenience on trademark registration for fostering a good condition for cracking down infringements and counterfeits. Second was to strength brand development and to incent public in business development and innovation. Third was to seriously carry out national deployment on double cracking downs to implement major work. Forth was to pay attentions on special actions and to keep a high pressure on double cracking downs. Fifth was to strictly regulate enforcement and to comprehensively promote the publicity of cases being administrative punished. Sixth was to intensity authorities’ cooperation and to deepen the connections between administrative enforcement and criminal procedures. Last was to strengthen law publicity and promotion and to create a new pattern for double cracking downs where the public also involved.
At the meeting, relevant staffs from Competition Enforcement Bureau of SAIC, Consumer Rights Protection Bureau of SAIC, and provincial level AIC authorities from Shanghai, Zhejiang, Hubei, Guangdong exchanged work experiences. Staffs from SAIC’s cracking down infringements and counterfeits leading group were participated in the meeting in Beijing. Other staffs in local AICs joined the meeting in each local session.