On April 21, Hangzhou Customs District began to investigate an IPR-infringement case of outbound 10,000 trousers earlier seized in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, ushering in “China IPR publicity week” of 2020. In recent two months, through the campaign of “Soaring Dragon 2020”, Hangzhou Customs has seized 463 batches of IPR-infringing goods, an increase of 185% year-on-year.
Several days ago, subordinate Yiwu Customs inspected the outbound batch of 10,000 men’s trousers that were declared as “no brand”, but found them printed with the “adidas” trademark without a permit of the IPR owner of Adidas. Finally, through the customs liaison, Adidas identified these trousers infringing on its trademark right.
Under GACC command, Hangzhou Customs District has since February 15 been carrying out the “Soaring Dragon 2020” campaign for IPR protection. To strengthen IPR enforcement in import and export, the Customs has built a joint risk-management mechanism involving multiple regulatory departments, covering 13 categories of high-risk commodities (such as electronics, garments, medical-care products, daily necessities) and focusing on key channels such as market purchase, postal delivery and China-Europe railway express, along with closer control over the goods exporting to Europe, America, the “Belt and Road”-involved countries or regions.
Besides, during the COVID-19 epidemic period, Hangzhou Customs is online conducting multi-sided law popularization on IPR to general enterprises and the public.
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