BEIJING (Reuters) – Criticisms of China’s intellectual property (IP) protection “lack evidence” and IP infringement is a worldwide problem, the head of China’s National Intellectual Property Administration said on Sunday.
Critics also ignored the significant progress China has made on IP protection, Shen Changyu told a press conference in response to a question on concerns raised by countries like the United States.
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“Some countries’ criticisms of China’s IP protection lack evidence and are non-specific,” Shen said.
IP protection has been a topic of “deep concern” in ongoing Sino-U.S. trade negotiations and China would take further measures to comprehensively strengthen its IP protections this year, he said.
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The measures will include amending China’s IP laws to increase the cost for infringements, boosting the efficiency of IP approvals, and providing lower-cost and more convenient IP protection channels, Shen said.
Washington and Beijing last year slapped import duties on each...
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