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China Reforming Intellectual Property

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DUARTE, US – On March 1, 2006 the Chinese central government announced a new law strengthening protection of intellectual property at trade shows held in China. As a long-time spokesman for intellectual property rights (IPR) matters through the American Chamber of Commerce in China, Dr. David Hon, Dahon President and CEO helped to push the legislation at high levels of US/China governmental discussions.

China Reforming Intellectual Property

 DUARTE, US – On March 1, 2006 the Chinese central government announced a new law strengthening protection of intellectual property at trade shows held in China. As a long-time spokesman for intellectual property rights (IPR) matters through the American Chamber of Commerce in China, Dr. David Hon, Dahon President and CEO helped to push the legislation at high levels of US/China governmental discussions. The new Chinese law, ‘Measures for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights’, was adopted by the Ministry of Commerce, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the State Bureau of Copyright, and the State Intellectual Property Office. According to the new law, trade show organizers are now required to report to these three offices as soon as notified of any potential infringements. Staff will then be sent immediately to the show to check the validity of the claim. If valid, staff are required to respond within 24 hours and confiscate said products for possible further legal action.
 
As Bike Europe reported in its May 2006 edition; at this year’s Shanghai International Bicycle & Motor Fair that was held last April, Dahon had more than a dozen folding bikes removed from several stands due to patent infringements. Dr. Hon announced there that for future patent disputes with Chinese companies, the China Bicycle Association (CBA) is the organization to turn to as the CBA formed a ´Business Ethics Committee´.

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