Summary of Intellectual Property Protection in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in 2008
In 2008, under the right leadership of Party Committee and People’ s Government of Autonomous Region, the intellectual property rights protection work achieved remarkable results under the guidance of the Deng Xiaoping Theory and “Three Represents” and with the thorough implementation of the scientific outlook on development and the national property rights strategy.
I. IPR Approval and Registration
There were 2,412 patent applications, among them 482 applications were for invention patent, 1,408 applications for utility model patent, 522 applications for design patent, 1,621 applications for non-service invention patent, 791 applications for service invention patent. 1,493 patents of the region were granted, among them 82 pieces were for invention patent, 1,100 pieces for utility model patent, 311 pieces for design patent, 993 pieces for non-service invention patent, and 500 pieces for service invention patent.
There were 2,725 registered trademarks, newly found 46 well-known trademarks, Xinjiang “Tian Cai” had been identified as a well-known trademark in China.
330 works were registered in the region with an increase of 6.5%; 34 copyright contracts were recorded, and five software companies were identified.
14 new plant varieties were applied.
II. IPR Enforcement and Protection
Patent Law Enforcement Departments in whole region dispatched 965 officials, investigated 532 commercial premises and 199,800 products, processed 63 patent infringement cases, among them 49 closed, investigated and dealt with 50 cases of bogus patents, investigated 1 counterfeit patent case, accepted 1 case transferred from other department, collaborated 50 times within region, and 1 time across regions in law enforcement action. From June to July, People’s Congress of Autonomous Region and Intellectual Property Rights Administration worked together to initiate special check on the executive condition of “Patent Law” and “Patent Protection Regulations of Autonomous Region” in five administrative districts.
In 2008, Autonomous Region investigated and treated 1,044 illegal cases of trademarks in total, valued 11.2 million yuan, imposed a fine of 3,499,200 yuan, collected and eliminated 8,247 trademarks, confiscated and destroyed 96,695 infringing goods.
Copyright Management Department of Autonomous Region sent out a total of 36,000 law enforcement officials; 7,800 vehicles; checked 3,832 publications markets, 8,306 shops and stalls (sub), 2,470 printing copy enterprises; confiscated 877,193 copies of illegal publications ( pieces ), banned 47 shops and stalls, banned 10 enterprises, guided 400 internet bars in Kashi, etc., guide around 400 cyberbars in 6 districts such as Kashi to sign authorized permission contracts with Microsoft, commended advanced units, checked and accepted the genuine software implementation work of the state government of Kashi as well as genuine software of CAD in survey and design enterprise. On April 20th, National Destruction Activity of Piracy and Illegal Publications of 2008 was held in Urumqi city in Xinjiang venue. 386,674 copies of various illegal publications and 289,046 illegal audio-visual products were destroyed.
Customs investigated 59 cases, tracked down more than 30 species infringing goods worth 1.4 million yuan.
Agricultural Management Department and Forestry Management Department deployed 56 (times) law enforcement officers in total, 37 law enforcement vehicles (times), checked more than 800 forestry nurseries, sampled 6 varieties of forestry seedlings, 16 batches of seedlings (times), about 1.4 million strains, and 948 sample strains, and examined 10 timber processing enterprises.
III. IPR Judicial Protection
The public security organs handled a total of 15 cases, registered 7 cases, valued 4.40 million, solved 5 cases, and arrested 14 suspects.
Courts handled a total of 252 cases, 223 cases of the first instance and 29 cases of second instance; 41 cases of patent, 93 cases of trademark, 75 cases of copyright, 35 cases of technology contract, other eight cases. 245 cases were closed in whole year, among them, 216 cases were closed in the first instance, 29 cases in the second instance.