Infringement In China

Infringement In China

China prosecuted 40,000 trademark infringement cases in 2004, with a 51,6% increase with respect to the previous year. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has introduced a new measure in Shanghai and Beijing to protect international brands in China, consisting of issuing bulletins in clothing and small item markets stating that it is forbidden to sell goods without authorization. SAIC has also stated that in 2005 it will further prosecute the infringement of foreign brands and trademarks of food, medicinal and agricultural products.