Protection of trademarks against counterfeiting in china what are the basic laws and regulations governing anti-counterfeiting in china presently the laws and regulations governing anti-counterfeiting in china are as follows. This fact sheet is an exclusive inta member benefit if your organization is a member of inta, please use your username and password to login on the upper right. Mr ji is what is known in china as a professional counterfeit hunter part ralph nader, part bounty hunter, mr ji rummages for fake or substandard goods in shops. Drug counterfeiting is a global problem counterfeit drugs appear in all countries, deceive our patients, making them believe the medication they are taking will help.
China's thriving counterfeit wine sales have pushed advisors at the french foreign trade advisory board to quietly leak a controversial report on fake wines in the asian nation, despite opposition by french government officials the report details the depth of the counterfeits problem, showing that. Counterfeiting (study case in china) chapter 1: introduction 11 terminology & scope counterfeiting and product piracy constitute a serious and ever growing problem against legally run businesses and owners of intellectual property rights. By daniel c fleming, published on 01/01/14. Piracy and counterfeiting and the lack of strong ip protection in china are huge issues they are a huge issue for some companies, a big issue for some companies, an issue for some companies, and really not much of an issue at all for other companies.
Currently, sellers on online retail platforms are solely liable for the distribution of counterfeit products on that platform the government's new law seeks to make online retail platforms (in china) jointly accountable with sellers for the distribution of fake goods. Law360, san diego (august 22, 2011) -- while counterfeiting remains a rampant problem in china, the chinese government is becoming more responsive to complaints and us companies have a number of legal tools at their disposal to enforce their intellectual property rights, attorneys say. The counterfeiting of trademarks, brands, and other forms of intellectual property in the people's republic of china (prc) is now the most serious counterfeiting problem in the history of the. And china is estimated to be responsible for 80% of the problem counterfeits are estimated to account for over 12% of chinese exports, according to the office of the us trade representative.
The global trend in counterfeiting and piracy is forecast to increase during the decade with china at the heart of production of fake goods from clothes to electronics, and risky fake medicines. Counterfeiting the process of fraudulently manufacturing, altering, or distributing a product that is of lesser value than the genuine product counterfeiting is a criminal. Counterfeit medicines account for approximately 68% of the drug market in nigeria, with the vast majority of the illicit products coming from china taiwan's criminal investigation bureau (the cib) announced this week that roughly $9 million worth of counterfeit drugs was seized recently in taipei. Making counterfeit products has become a form of entertainment in china on the trending section of chinese short video platform douyin you can find videos of diy cosmetics in which a vlogger pours a prepared liquid into a lipstick stub, shapes it with a heating tool, and then sticks on brand logos.
According to the council of bordeux wine, 30,000 bottles of fake wine are sold and consumed each hour in china the wine industry estimates 20% of the international sales are counterfeit, with the. But both of those pale in comparison with the scope of the counterfeiting operation that targeted the japanese electronics giant nec in 2004, nec got word that some counterfeit computer products with their logo on them were coming out of china. Luxury-goods firms are leading the way when it comes to enforcing intellectual-property protection in china, the world's centre of counterfeiting this week one of them, louis vuitton, won a. In just the latest scandal, china's food regulator said earlier this month that a rogue factory had produced 17,000 tins of counterfeit brand-name infant milk powder and distributed them nationwide.
China is still our number-one source country for counterfeit and pirated goods about 62 percent of our seizures are from china, said heacock the losses from counterfeit goods are enormous. China's reputation for producing counterfeit goods has come up again after police in beijing busted a company that made and exported more than 41,000 fake iphones worth as much as 120 million. An effective anti-counterfeiting strategy for china begins with registering the relevant intellectual property rights in china, as china does not automatically recognize ip rights registered overseas or in hong kong.
Beyond the health risk such counterfeiting poses, knock-off commodities from china being passed off as indian goods pose a serious threat to indian manufacturers, and this is the third way at the macroeconomic level that counterfeit chinese goods are detrimental to the indian economy. Counterfeit luxury goods are big business in china together, china and hong kong are estimated to be the source of 86% of the world's counterfeit goods—an amount that the us chamber of. Then there's the sale of counterfeit goods in china third-party vendors on internet retail platforms owned by the likes of alibaba have often sold counterfeit goods, according to the us trade. Authorities detained nearly 2,000 people as part of a nationwide crackdown on the sale of fake or counterfeit drugs and health care products, according to a report sunday from xinhua, the official.