Month: July 1994

Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Internal Newspapers and Periodicals

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20 July 1994

Central Propaganda Department, Administration of Press and Publications, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, State Administration of Industry and Commerce

XCLZ No. (1994)6

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal Party Committee propaganda departments, press and publications bureaus, post and telecommunications management bureaus, administrative industry and commerce management bureaus: Read the rest of this entry »


Decision on the Punishment of the Crime of Copyright Infringement

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People’s Republic of China Presidential Decree

No. 31

Passed on 5 July 1994 during the 8th meeting of the 8th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress

In order to punish the crime of infringement of copyright and related rights, the following supplementary stipulations are incorporated in the Criminal Law: Read the rest of this entry »

Decision on Further Strengthening Intellectual Property Protection Work

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SC NDC No. (1994)38

Intellectual property protection is a component part of China’s reform and opening up policy and an important system for promoting the prosperity and development of scientific, technological and cultural sectors and ensuring the normal operation of the socialist market economy. In order to adapt to the international trend of integration of science, technology and economy and to the objective requirement for quick restoration of China’s status as Contracting Party of GATT, China has in recent years speeded up intellectual property legislation and successively promulgated laws such as the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China, the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Technology Contracts, the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People’s Republic of China, which have begun to connect with international standards and have played a positive role in promoting reform and opening up as well as the construction of modernization in China. Because China has not yet established its intellectual property system for a long time, intellectual property consciousness of the whole society is relatively weak, in some regions and entities; the importance of protecting intellectual property protection is not sufficiently understood. A number of grave infringements have not only damaged the lawful rights and interests of intellectual property right owners but also the dignity of the law. In order to realistically strengthen intellectual property protection work and ensure the law enforcement, the following decision is formulated.

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