China Customs Earns Int
Submitted by CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office
posted 8 Mar 2007
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On June 14, 2006, the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) awarded "2005 global anti-counterfeiting governmental organization award" to the Chinese customs, in order to affirm the achievements of the Chinese customs in intellectual property right (IPR) protection and its open and transparent working style.
Keywords: awards, IACC, china costums, intellectual property right
On June 14, 2006, the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) awarded
"2005 global anti-counterfeiting governmental organization award" to the Chinese
customs, in order to affirm the achievements of the Chinese customs in
intellectual property right (IPR) protection and its open and transparent working
style. This is the first world-class award for the IP law enforcement unit of the
IACC is a non-governmental organization specializing in IPR protection and anticounterfeiting missions throughout the world. It was established in 1901 with the
headquarters in Paris, France. In an effort to encourage anti-counterfeiting
practices in all nations and regions, IACC has started to establish a series of
awards in recent years to commend governmental law enforcement units,
enterprises, non-governmental organizations and the press that have contributed
remarkably in the field of enforcing IPR protection. The Chinese customs and
Italian customs distinguished themselves out of governmental organs coming
from ten countries contending for this award and finally won the award.
The Chinese customs has begun to carry out IPR protection efforts in the import
and export areas since 1994. Up till 2005, it investigated and solved 5,571 cases
of IPR infringement in various kinds of import and export goods, with the value
reaching 730 million RMB (US$ 91.25 million). After China joined WTO, the
number of infringement cases that Chinese customs investigated and busted
grew at an annual rate of 30 percent.
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