China launches fresh crackdown against fake goods, IPR violations
The Chinese government has launched a half-year campaign to crack down on the violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the production and distribution of fake and shoddy products.
The campaign, beginning in November, targets pirated publications, software products, DVDs, designs and other products with IPRs.
It also targets violations of registered trademarks and patents at both the production and distribution level, a circular released Thursday.
In addition, an unnamed official with the National Copyright Administration said an ongoing campaign targeting video and e-commerce web sites will be extended to February to strike hard against the illegal spread of films and videos via the Internet.