Making the most of Customs

(Author:YAO Guanyang; Source: Liu Shen & Associates)

The author explains how IP owners can use Customs as an extra weapon in the battle against IP infringement


China provides multi-dimensional protection of IP rights. In addition to the two most commonly used ways – IP infringement litigation before a court and an administrative proceeding before a competent local authority – Customs protection can also be relied on to protect trademarks, copyright and patents. In recent years, Customs has been actively evolving to provide another battlefield for IP owners to fight . . .

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