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China to punish IP infringers

December 05, 2018


BEIJING: China announced Tuesday stiffer punishments for serious infringers of intellectual property — including barring them from buying real estate or going on expensive holidays — as Washington clamours for action on the issue following a trade war truce.

The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s state planner, along with 37 government departments, released a joint policy to deal with serial IP infringers, who will face a raft of tough punishments and restrictions if blacklisted.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2018