18,130 Trademark Infringement Cases Dealt with

From China.org.cn:

A total of 18,130 trademark infringement and counterfeiting cases including 2,451 foreign related cases were dealt with in the first half of this year by China’s administrative authorities for industry and commerce (AICs) at all levels throughout the country, said a senior Chinese official in Beijing on Monday.

Li Dongsheng, vice minister of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), said both the number of trademark infringement cases and the number of foreign related trademark infringement cases dealt with increased by 13.4 percent and 55.8 percent respectively compared with the same period last year.

In 2004, AICs dealt with 40,171 trademark infringement and counterfeiting cases, 51.66 percent more than in 2003, out of which 5,401 were related to foreign trademarks, 158 percent more than in 2003. Ninety-six cases and 82 suspects were transferred to the criminal justice departments for adjudication.

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