Notice Concerning Further Strictly Attacking the Crime of Intellectual Property Rights Infringement

27 March 1995

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Procuratorates and Military Procuratorates:

In recent years, our country has given extremely high regard to intellectual property rights protection work, and has done large amounts of work in legislative, judiciary and law enforcement aspects. All levels’ prosecution organs coordinate closely with relevant departments, implement a legal supervision function, and have obtained certain achievements in investigating and prosecuting criminal intellectual property rights infringement. But, we should also be aware that, the consciousness of intellectual property rights protection is still relatively weak, unlawful and criminal intellectual property rights infringement activities still exist in large numbers, investigation and prosecution of unlawful and criminal intellectual property rights infringement activities must be further strengthened. On 11 January of this year, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate issued the “Notice Concerning Further Performing Intellectual Property Rights Protection Work”, deciding to extend the focus intellectual property rights law enforcement period that start on 1 January of this year to 31 August and concentrate forces to strengthen intellectual property rights protection propaganda, education and legal implementation at a nationwide level. In order to coordinate this operation, the following is notified: Continue reading