China reportedly in IPR consensus with United States

December 16, 2019

BEIJING - China and the US have reportedly met each other half-way and reached consensus on multiple issues regarding intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, accosrding to China's Vice Minister of Commerce, Wang Shouwen.

China's State newsagency, Xinhua, reported Wang as saying the IPR consensus covered areas including the protection of trade secrets, a crackdown on piracy and counterfeiting on e-commerce platforms, and a crackdown on malicious trademark registration.

"China has seen sustained improvement in IPR protection, which is in line with the needs of the country's reforms and economic development," the Vice Mnister was reported as saying. (ATI).