Police Raids Crack Two Cases Valued at More than 110 Million RMB in Counterfeit e-Cigarettes in Hezhou, China

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Illustrating criminal IP Laws can be a good enforcement mechanism in China, an August 15, 2022 post by Hezhou Radio and Television stated that on May 25, 2022, the Pinggui Branch of Hezhou Public Security Bureau cracked a case of counterfeiting trademarked electronic cigarettes. Eight people were arrested on the spot, and more than 30,000 electronic cigarettes, nearly 200,000 cartons, and nearly 200 barrels of raw materials were seized. The production equipment such as soldering machines, oil filling machines, testing …

Shanghai Administration for Market Supervision Releases Typical Cases Including Counterfeit Nike and Champion Brand Children’s Clothing

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On August 23, 2022, the Shanghai Administration for Market Supervision released a set of typical cases from its Three-Year Action Plan for the Quality and Safety Protection of Children’s and Student Products in Shanghai (2021-2023) (上海市儿童和学生用品质量安全守护三年行动方案(2021—2023年)).  The Action Plan has so far yielded 8.1014 million RMB ($1.181 million USD) in fines and the first case of the release involves 7.2 million RMB in counterfeit Champion and Nike children’s clothing.

Shanghai Administration for Market Supervision Announces Success in Iron Fist Campaign in Head & Shoulders, Pantene Case

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The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Market Supervision (上海市市场监督管理局) launched the 2022 “Iron Fist” campaign to investigate and deal with cases in the field of everyday life, to crack down on illegal acts that endanger safety and property, to create a safe and secure consumer environment, and to build the “Iron Fist” brand of the Bureau.

Even the Chinese Government isn’t Safe from Counterfeiters: China Cracks Down on Counterfeit Mail Trucks

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According to an announcement  (胜诉!中国邮政邮车打假维权成功!) by the China Post on July 25, 2022 the Dongcheng District People’s Court in Beijing recently ruled that a defendant’s behavior constituted trademark infringement and supported all the claims of China Post with respect to infringing mail trucks.  The trucks used visually similar marks to those registered by China Post presumably to enjoy preferential traffic and parking policies available to mail trucks in Beijing.