Statistics

Numbers

  • 2016-01-13 74.4%    In 2015, Guizhou Province has dealt with 1,346 patent cases, an increase of 74.4%.
  • 2016-01-13 66    66 companies in Beijing were awarded as demonstration ones on selling licensed products, according to a conference on selecting those companies in 2015.
  • 2016-01-13 4    At present, China has set up four Free Trade Zones( FTZ) in Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin, Fujian, signed 14 free trade agreements involving 22 countries and regions.
  • 2016-01-13 1,946    By the end of 2015, China has obtained more than 1,946 geographical indications of original products, and more than 6,000 businesses and organizations have been approved to use special signs of geographical indication products.

China's IP in Foreign Eyes

  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has hired a fakes-busting veteran to a new anticounterfeiting role. Matthew Bassiur will join Alibaba as vice president, head of global intellectual property enforcement. An Alibaba spokesman said Mr. Bassiur will help develop the processes for the company's global anticounterfeiting efforts.

    °™°™Alibaba Names Head of Intellectual Property Enforcement, by Wall Street Journal

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    Counterfeit goods are a problem for Alibaba. U.S. trade officials have warned Alibaba twice last year about fakes on its sales platforms Taobao and Tmall. Bassiur's appointment is the latest step in Alibaba Group's efforts to fight counterfeits.