二零零二年成都市文化产权拥戴处境,营口市知识产权局

April 26 this year is the second world IPR Day, whose theme is “to
encourage innovation”. To mark the Day Dalian Municipal Sci-Tech Bureau
(IPR Bureau) held a “Dalian City IPR and Patent Work Press Conference”
in Swiss Hotel , at which Qu Xiaofei, director of Dalian Municipal
Sci-Tech Bureau, pointed out after entry into WTO the country will
implement all commitments it has made, including < Agreement on IPR
Related to Trade>, which symbolizes that focus in world competition
will shift from barrier of tariff to barrier of IPR after he made a
speech on development of the city’s patent work. To enhance protection
of IPR and strengthen work on patent has become the strategic choice to
heighten Dalian’s tech innovation ability and its comprehensive
competitiveness, he stressed.”dlipr.dlinfo.gov.cn” opening ceremony was
held in Dalian Municipal Sci-Tech Bureau Information Center on the same
day. For years, Dalian Municipal Government has paid high attention to
IPR work, taking it as a work influencing the whole situation ,
especially the sci-tech innovation situation, has determined its general
idea to enhance IPR protection and management, to encourage sci-tech
innovation and to develop new and hi-tech and their industries with
their own IPR and has achieved enormously in work on IPR by way of
making progress against time, resulting in a fine momentum of
development . As statistics show that since implementation of < Law
of Patent> , by March 2002, 10137 applications for patent right had
been registered in the city, an average annual increase as high as 44% .

成都市政府十分重视知识产权工作,将其作为增强城市综合竞争力、改善经济发展软环境的重点工作来抓,尊重并保护包括外国人和外国企业在内的知识产权权利人的合法权益。围绕“科教兴市”战略,知识产权的创造、管理、实施和保护能力不断提高,专利申请、商标注册数量大幅增长,版权管理工作进一步强化。在知识产权保护中,针对突出问题,加大打击知识产权违法行为的力度,进一步维护市场经济秩序,切实保护权利人及消费者的合法权益。

一、健全机制,营造环境,高度重视知识产权保护

为加强对知识产权工作的统筹协调,我市建立了知识产权办公会议制度,确定了市知识产权局、市工商局、市版权局、市财政局、市经委、市公安局等23个单位为知识产权办公会议成员单位。办公会议由市政府分管副市长主持,定期研究全市知识产权重大事务,形成了知识产权工作领导重视、相关部门齐抓共管、协调互动的局面。

成都市政府努力为知识产权营造良好的政策环境,不断制定和完善地方知识产权管理和保护制度,出台了《关于加强知识产权工作的通知》,要求各有关部门切实加强对知识产权工作的组织领导,把知识产权工作纳入政府工作目标,统一安排、管理和考核。要求相关执法部门要依法查处各种知识产权违法行为,及时有效地处理各类知识产权纠纷,保护知识产权权利人的合法权益。同时我市还制定了《成都市关于加强科技计划知识产权管理工作的实施意见》等一系列政策性文件,从宏观上有力促进了我市知识产权工作的开展。

成都市在2002年被国家知识产权局确定为全国专利试点城市后,市政府成立了以分管副市长为组长的专利试点工作领导小组。2003年3月,市政府召开了全市专利试点工作会议,国家、省知识产权局领导出席了会议。会上,传达了全国知识产权局局长会议和省知识产权局局长会议精神,出台了《成都市专利试点工作方案》,并对首批12家专利试点单位进行了授牌。

成都市十分重视中介服务机构的建设。目前在蓉的知识产权中介服务机构包括12家专利代理机构、30余家商标代理机构、8家版权代理机构。这些中介机构能够为社会提供文献检索、知识产权申请代理、策划以及政策、法律咨询等。

提高市民的知识产权意识,营造尊重知识产权的社会氛围是开展知识产权保护的重要基础工作。在“4.26世界知识产权日”活动期间,由市政府主办,市知识产权局、市工商局、市版权局联合举办了首届知识产权知识电视竞赛,成都电视台进行了现场直播,活动引起了百姓的关注、企业的共鸣,取得了预期的宣传效果。

知识产权行政执法部门严厉打击侵犯知识产权违法行为,特别是加大海关、进出口贸易中的执法监督力度。2003年,成都海关采取措施加强知识产权海关保护,根据侵权货物出口地选择在上海等主要口岸海关,尽力规避在成都海关报关的特点,加强信息交流机制,协作口岸海关查处个别关区内企业涉嫌在口岸海关出口的侵权货物。市外经局在对外合作与交流中,高度重视知识产权保护工作,对参与合作与交流活动的人员进行知识产权方面的培训,增强其知识产权保护意识。同时联合行政执法部门,严厉打击进出口环节、外商投资领域中的侵权行为,维护正常的外经贸秩序和知识产权权利人、特别是境外权利人的合法权益。

二、加强管理,促进专利工作不断创新

2003年,成都市出台了《关于加强专利保护进一步加快我市人才资源向人才资本转变的意见》,加大了资金扶持、专利实施及产业化力度,促进人才及其知识、智力成果的资本化。市知识产权局重新修订了《成都市专利资助资金管理办法》,重点支持涉外专利和发明专利,至2003年底,共有1700多个专利项目获得资助,资助金额总计200余万元。

我市2003年专利申请量为4169件,在全国省会及副省级城市中排名第四,授权量为2178件,排名第三,分别比上年增长28%和31%,其中,发明专利申请量972件,比上年增长34%。截至2003年底,我市专利申请总量和授权总量分别为12605件和6099件。(从99年计划单列开始统计)

全面启动城市专利试点工作。作为全国专利工作试点城市,我市制定了《成都市专利试点工作方案》、《成都市企业专利试点工作实施方案》、《成都市企业专利试点工作评价标准》以及《成都市企事业单位专利管理制度制订指南》,积极开展区域、大院大所和企业专利试点工作,确定了首批12家专利试点单位。通过试点、示范工作的开展,进行政策引导,分层次指导企事业(尤其是规模以上企业)建立健全知识产权制度,增强企业知识产权保护意识及市场竞争力。

规范专利执法工作程序,建立了案件受理制度以及协调磋商机制,起草了《成都市专利保护办法》,制定了《2003年整顿和规范市场经济秩序工作计划》,重新规范了冒充、假冒专利的查处及专利纠纷调处程序。目前全市包括各区县已初步培养形成专利执法队伍,有经过专业培训的专利行政执法人员40余人,有力推动了专利案件的查处。全年共调解专利纠纷案件6件,查处冒充专利案件2件。

建立健全区县专利工作机构,加强专利信息服务体系建设。至2003年底,已有青白江、温江、邛崃、高新区等11个区县先后在科技局增挂了知识产权局牌子,并设有专人管理专利工作。3月,成立了成都市知识产权服务中心,并由该“中心”组建开通了成都知识产权网,建立起了包括专利、商标、版权在内的知识产权管理、政策查询、信息服务、检索等功能的知识产权信息网络平台。

三、加大注册商标保护力度,打击商标违法行为

为进一步加大注册商标保护力度,工商行政管理机关以保护商标专用权为核心,突出商标执法重点,严厉打击商标侵权假冒行为,做好著名商标培育和服务工作,为改善我市投资环境和维护公平竞争的市场经济秩序创造良好的商标法制环境。

组织和指导企业实施商标战略,初步形成了县级知名商标、省著名商标、中国驰名商标三级商标战略体系。经过努力,目前我市的商标注册量已达到2.8万多件,占全省的42.43%。其中有“成都市著名商标”160件、“四川省著名商标”146件、“中国驰名商标”5件、“证明商标”3件,为打造成都品牌作出了积极贡献。

加大培育力度,做好著名商标的培育和认定工作。我市出台了《成都市著名商标认定和保护规定》,确定“迪康”、“美好”、“鼎天”、“恩威”、“皇城老妈”、“郫县豆瓣”等7件商标作为驰名商标的培育对象,主动上门服务,提供法律帮助,解决实际问题,指导企业积极争创中国驰名商标。通过不断开拓市场,参与竞争,涌现出了“地奥”、“全兴”、“托普”、“彩虹”、“升达”等一批中国驰名商标和省、市著名商标,初步形成了具有一定知名度的商标群体,促进了我市经济的发展。

加大办案力度,进一步规范商标使用行为。为了加大对注册商标的保护力度,有针对性地对大型商场、市场的食品、交通运输工具、服装等商品开展商标专项执法行动,重点加强对著名商标、涉外商标、高知名商标的保护,有力地推动了商标案件工作开展。仅2003年全市共查处各类商标假冒侵权案件540件。同时还加大了对商标印制企业的检查力度,重点对全市695家商标印制企业进行了全面检查,进一步规范商标印制行为,净化了印刷市场。

加大服务力度,及时沟通信息。为及时掌握企业使用商标的情况,每年与企业签订《打假冒商标维权服务联系书》,做好维权打假工作。还创建了商标信息平台,开通了“成都市工商局商标分局”网站,将一些重要内容在网上发布,与企业及时沟通,实现信息共享。同时,市工商局还积极参与14省市西部地区商标保护协查网络,进一步保护成都企业的合法商标权利。5月21日,成立了成都市商标协会,进一步发挥协会为企业服务的功能。

四、打击侵权盗版,做好版权保护工作

2003年,成都市坚持把开展打击侵权盗版集中行动与加强日常监管相结合,严厉打击各类侵权盗版行为,全年共出动执法人员1000余人次,组织集中行动14次,收缴盗版图书86786册,盗版光盘459887张,作出版权行政处罚9起,调解各类版权纠纷40余起,维护了权利人的合法权益。

为有力开展打击盗版软件经营活动,规范我市软件市场经营秩序,经市政府同意,成立了“成都市打击盗版软件工作领导小组”,广泛开展软件销售、预装、使用等领域的盗版软件整治工作,并向全社会印发《关于禁止销售、安装、使用盗版软件的通告》。针对各行业使用软件的具体情况,成都市有计划、分步骤地推进了计算机终端用户清理盗版软件,推广使用正版软件工作,相关行业已按要求逐步实现了正版化。为促进版权产业的发展,市版权局还多次深入高新技术企业,继续深化版权工作站工作,帮助企业理清权属关系,建立、健全版权保护机制,增强维权意识,保护自主版权,促进生产力的发展。

建立健全我市版权行政管理机制。2003年,我市11个区县均增设了版权行政管理部门,在市版权局的统筹部署下,开展本地区的版权管理工作,逐步形成了我市区县相互配合、严密监控的版权保护体系。

五、提高审判质量,加强知识产权司法保护

成都市中级人民法院于1997年2月成立了西部地区法院首家知识产权专业审判庭,2002年更名为民事审判第三庭,受理成都市知识产权民事纠纷及四川省专利纠纷、植物新品种纠纷、集成电路布图设计纠纷。同时,知识产权刑事案件由刑事审判庭审理,知识产权行政案件由行政审判庭审理。2003年,民三庭共受理知识产权一、二审民事案件200件,审结155件。审结了“登喜路”、“立邦漆”、“报喜鸟”商标侵权纠纷、我市首例通过网络向公众提供MP3格式歌曲的下载和在线试听服务的涉港网络传播权纠纷等重大有影响的案件。

2003年,成都市检察机关共受理公安机关提请批准逮捕侵犯知识产权犯罪案件2件3人,其中,侵犯商业秘密案1件2人,伪造、擅自制造他人注册商标案1件1人。已提起公诉1件2人。相继办理了假冒“阿迪达斯”和“耐克”等注册商标案件、假冒“中华”香烟案件、假冒名酒等一批社会影响较大的案件。

六、强化市场监管,正确引导音像市场

2003年2月22日,成都市文化局会同省、市有关部门采取突袭行动,一举捣毁位于我市马鞍东路、马鞍西路、内曹家巷、张家巷、解放路、铁路局中心医院等6处非法音像制品地下仓库15个,收缴违法音像制品113万余张。第二天,市文化局稽查队根据暗访掌握的线索,查获位于一环路北三段77号市运输公司第二招待所内10个非法音像制品库房,收缴非法音像制品30余万张。

继“2.22”大案后,又相继查获6件非法音像制品地下仓储式交易窝点大案,收缴各类非法音像制品150余万盘。

音像市场管理坚持“一手抓繁荣,一手抓管理”的方针,结合本市文化市场的实际情况,在突出政府的建设和引导职能上下功夫,充分利用我市正版音像制品发行额持续上升的良好势头,积极推动音像连锁,大型音像超市快速、健康发展。市文化局着力抓了连锁店的调研、试点和扶持工作,摸索一条民族化、地方化的音像产业发展之路。积极扶持成都大发实业发展有限公司第三交易区开办了“精彩无限”大发音像超市和金利音像超市,鼓励我市有一定影响的民间音像制品经营单位实行联合,成立集团公司,开办“中联音像连锁店”,进行统一经营、集中管理。近年来,成都市在广东音像城进货量居全国第三,西部之首,仅次于上海、北京。四川新华电子音像连锁年销售额再创历史新高,首次突破1亿元。

七、重拳出击,公安机关严厉打击侵犯知识产权犯罪行为

2003年,我市公安机关共出动警力3800余人次,警车1000余台次,配合工商、质监、文化、烟草、版权等政府相关部门开展各类专项行动60余次,查处侵犯商业秘密案、假冒注册商标案、销售假冒注册商标的商品案、侵犯著作权案以及贩卖盗版光盘案件237起,涉案金额6000余万元,收缴各类盗版光盘20余万张,盗版软件8000余盘,非法出版的书刊15余万册,挡获犯罪嫌疑人280余人,其中治安处罚80人,劳教3人,逮捕6人。

2003年11月,市公安局侦破我市首起侵犯商业秘密案—飞博创科技有限公司商业秘密被侵犯案,抓获全部犯罪嫌疑人,为企业挽回了损失和声誉;2003年9月,市局一举侦破田文建涉嫌侵犯著作权案,查获非法印制的各类描摹字帖16万余册;2003年9月,市局成功侦破霍玉勇等人涉嫌非法制造注册商标标识案,查获非法印制的“琨宇”牌成都红红酒商标标识5600张;2003年3月,市局在武侯区金花镇瓦房村6组查获一地下非法印刷厂,现场查获非法印刷的书籍7000余册及各类教科书12万余册;印刷设备和机器8台。

八、农牧林业部门结合实际,积极开展植物新品种保护

成都市是一个农业大市,也是一个育种大市,在全市区域内拥有各类省、市级育种单位11家,种子企业123家,“川种”已成为全市农业增效和农民增收的重要产业。2003年市农牧局成立了植物新品种保护办公室,统筹协调管理植物新品种的工作,并组织区县种子管理、种子企业、农业科研等单位对农业植物新品种保护的专题培训。

品种权的申请数量是衡量植物新品种保护工作成效的重要指标。我市加强对品种权申请工作的指导与协调,鼓励育种单位品种权申请,成都市第二农业科学研究所的品种权申请已达8件,在333家全国育种单位中位居第36名。

强化新品种的执法监督力度。2003年,市农牧局全年查处假冒伪劣种子案件20余起,查处违规品种26个,没收假冒、伪劣和未经审定的种子30余吨。

加强植物新品种保护的宣传,深入普及新品种保护法律知识。市农牧局组织有关人员开展形式多样的植物新品种保护法律法规宣传,提高育种单位和育种人员树立知识产权保护意识;市林业局将知识产权保护纳入林业技术研究、开发、产业化、市场推广过程中,广泛宣传国家公布的第一、二、三批植物新品种保护名录以及相关植物新品种知识产权保护的法律文件,使林业部门对植物新品种的知识产权保护意识进一步增强。

CONDITION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT PROTECTION IN CHENGDU IN
2003

Chengdu Municipal Government attaches much attention to intellectual
property right, in order to enhance the city’s overall competitive
power, to improve economic developing environment, and to protect the
legal rights and interests of intellectual property right owners,
including foreigners and foreign enterprises. Guided by the strategy of
“Developing the City with Science and Education”, we had been
continuously improving the capabilities to create, manage, implement and
protect intellectual property rights, activating the increase of patent
claims and that of trade mark registrations, and strengthening further
copyright management. We fight against any illegal activity to protect
intellectual property rights, normal economy market order and the legal
rights and interests of owners and consumers in real earnest.

I. Paying great attention to the protection of intellectual property
rights by improving the system and creating environment

To secure an overall protection of intellectual property rights, Chengdu
set up a workshop, whose members are from 23 governments, to protect
intellectual property rights through regular meetings. The member
departments are the Municipal Intellectual Property Right Bureau,
Municipal Industrial and Commercial Bureau, Municipal Public Copyrights
Bureau, Municipal Finance Bureau, Municipal Commission of Economy,
Municipal Public Security Bureau. Under the leadership of a vice-mayor,
the workshop hold regular meetings to study periodically the important
issues on intellectual property rights. The meetings reflected the great
attention and actions paid to intellectual property rights at all
levels.

Chengdu Municipal Government had made great efforts to create a
comfortable environment to protect intellectual property rights by
constantly developing local rules and regulations on management and
protection of intellectual property rights. It announced Notice about
Enhancing the Work on Intellectual Property Rights, requiring related
departments to earnestly strengthen the organization of and guidance to
the work on intellectual property rights which should be planned,
controlled and examined. Related law-enforcing departments are demanded
to investigate and get rid of the illegal activities to protect the
legal rights and interests of intellectual property right owners.
Meanwhile, policies such as Implementation on strengthening up the
Management of Intellectual Property Rights in Scientific and
Technological Plans are issued to vigorously promote the work concerning
intellectual property rights.

After be chosen by the National Intellectual Property Right Bureau as a
national experimental city on patents in 2002, Chengdu has established a
Patent Experiment Leading Team with the responsible deputy mayor as the
team leader. In March 2003, we the government called upon a city-wide
conference on patent experimentation with the attendance of officials
from the national and provincial intellectual property right bureaus.
The participants were informed of the demands from the state
intellectual property right bureau and that from of the provincial
intellectual property right bureau. Chengdu’s Patent Experiment Plan was
issued during the meeting, and 12 units were approve as the first patent
experiment bases.

ca88亚洲城官网,Chengdu attaches great attention to the establishment of intermediary
service organizations. Until now, there are 12 patent agencies, more
than 30 trademark agencies, and 8 copyright agencies in Chengdu. They
provided services like literature retrieval, claims of intellectual
property rights, consultation on policies, and laws and regulations.

To enhance the citizens’ awareness of intellectual property rights and
to create an atmosphere of respecting intellectual property rights were
important basic work to protect of intellectual property rights. On the
World Intellectual Property Right Day of 26, April, sponsored by the
Municipal Government, the Municipal Intellectual Property Right Bureau,
Municipal Industrial and Commercial Bureau and Municipal Copyright
Bureau jointly held the first TV competition of intellectual property
right knowledge. Chengdu TV Station conducted a live broadcasting on the
competition activity, which attracted the attention of the common people
and aroused sympathy from enterprises, achieving the desired publicity.

The administrative and law-enforcing department of intellectual property
rights took stern measures against illegal activities infringing
intellectual property rights, especially by strengthening the law
enforcement and supervision in the customs and import& export trade. In
2003, Chengdu Customs took actions to enhance the customs protection of
intellectual property rights. As Chengdu weren’t the main export
declaration port for right-infringing goods, compared with Shanghai and
other cities, Chengdu Customs strengthened information exchange and
investigate how those enterprises inside the customs to export
right-infringing goods. During their cooperation and exchange with other
countries, the Municipal Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic
Cooperation paid great attention to the protection of intellectual
property rights and trained the personnel to learn cooperation and
exchange activities in the aspect of intellectual property rights to
enhance their protection awareness of intellectual property rights. In
the meantime, it allied itself with the administrative and law-enforcing
departments to take stern measures against the illegal activities in the
import and export links and areas with foreign investment so as to
safeguard the normal order of foreign trade and economic cooperation and
the legal rights and interests of intellectual property right owners,
especially the foreign owners.

II.Strengthening concerning patents management to promote constant
innovation of work

In 2003, Chengdu issued Views on Enhancing Patent Protection to Further
the Transition from Talent Resources to Talent Capital, expecting to
strengthen capital support, patent implementation and industrialization
to promote the capitalization of talents and their knowledge and
intellectual achievements. To emphatically support foreign patents and
invention patents the Municipal Intellectual Property Right Bureau
revised the policy of Chengdu Municipal Management Methods of
Patent-aiding Fund. By the end of 2003, a total of more than 1700 items
of patents had been aided financially with more than RMB 2 million.

The number of patent claims of our city in 2003 reached 4169, ranking
the fourth among the provincial capitals and the sub-province cities in
China, and the number of authorizations 2178, ranking the third,
increasing by 28% and 31% respectively over the previous year. Invention
patent claims reached 972, with an increase of 34% over the previous
year. By the end of 2003, the total number of patent claims and total
number of authorizations in Chengdu have reached 12605 and 6099
respectively. (Starting statistics from 1999 when the plan of our city
was independently listed)

Chengdu started it urban patent experiment work in an all-round way. As
one of the experimental cities, Chengdu developed Chengdu Municipal Plan
on Patent Experiment work, Chengdu Municipal Implementation Plan of
Patent Experiment for Enterprises , Chengdu Municipal Evaluation
Criteria for Developing Patent Management System in Enterprises and
Institutions, positively carried out Patent experiment work in regions,
big institutes and enterprises and assigned the first 12 patent
experiment units. According to the policy enterprises and institutions
at different levels (especially big enterprises), through implementation
of experimental and exemplary work, our city was guided in establishing
and perfecting the system of intellectual property rights and enhancing
the protection awareness of intellectual property rights and market
competitive power of enterprises.

Chengdu standardized the patent law-enforcing work procedures,
established the system of accepting and hearing cases and mechanism of
co-ordinations and consultations, drafted Chengdu Municipal Patent
Protection Methods, developed the Work Plan for Straightening and
Standardizing Market Economic Order in 2003 and re-standardized the
procedures for investigating and handling imitation and counterfeit
patents and procedure for mediating and setting patent disputes. Now the
whole city, including all districts and counties, has trained and
established a contingent of patent law-enforcing personnel, with more
than 40 patent administrative and law-enforcing personnel who have
received professional training, vigorously pushing forward the
investigation and solving of patent cases. In the whole year they
mediated 6 cases of patent disputes and investigated and solved 2 patent
imitation cases in total. Established and perfected patent work
organizations in districts and counties and strengthened the
establishment of patent information service system. By the end of 2003,
11 districts and counties such as Qingbaijiang, Wenjiang, Qionglai and
High-tech Zone had added a board of Intellectual Property Right Bureau
in the Science and Technology Bureau, and designated a special person
for patent work management. In March, Chengdu Municipal Intellectual
Property Right Service Center was established, and the Center built and
opened up the Chengdu Intellectual Property Right Net and established an
intellectual property right information network platform with the
functions of management, policy inquiry, information service and
retrieval for intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks
and copyrights.

III.Enhancing the protection of registered trademarks and taking
measures against illegal trademark activities

To further enhance the protection of registered trademarks, the
industrial and commercial administration focused on protecting the
proprietary use right of trademarks, emphasized trademarks law
enforcement, and took stern measures against trademark right-infringing
and imitation activities and performed well the cultivation and service
work of famous trademarks to create a good trademark legal-system
environment for improving the investment environment of our city and
maintaining a market economic order of fair competition.

Chengdu organized and guided enterprises in implementing trademark
strategy and preliminarily formed a three-level trademark strategy
system consisting of known trademarks at the county level, famous
trademark at provincial (municipal) level and renowned Chinese
trademarks. Through great efforts, now the number of registered
trademarks in our city exceeds 28,000, accounting for 42.43% of that of
the whole province. Among them there are 160 of Chengdu-famous
trademarks, 146 of Sichuan-famous trademarks and 5 China renowned
trademarks and 3 of testimonial trademarks, making a positive
contribution to creation of famous Chengdu trademarks.

Chengdu strengthened cultivation to do well the cultivation and
authorization work of famous trademarks. We issued Chengdu Municipal
Provisions on Authorization and Protection of Famous Trademarks, and
chose 7 trademarks as the cultivation objects of renowned trademarks,
such as Dikang, Meihao, Dingtian, Enwei, Huangchenglaoma and Pixian
Broad-bean Sauce. By conducting visit service and providing legal help
to solve actual problems, we guided enterprises in striving to create
renowned Chinese trademarks positively. Trough constantly opening up
markets and taking part in competition, a batch of renowned Chinese
trademarks and famous provincial and municipal trademarks was emerging,
such as Di’ao, Quanxing, Top, Caihong and Shengda, and a group of
trademarks with a certain degree of fame had preliminarily formed, which
promoted the economic development of the city.

Chengdu enhanced the handling of cases to further standardize the use of
trademarks. To strengthen the protection of registered trademarks, we
purposely took special trademark law-enforcing actions on such
commodities as food, means of communication and transport, and clothes
in big shops and markets, and put stress on strengthening the protection
of famous trademarks, foreign trademarks and well-known trademarks,
vigorously pushing forward the handling of trademark cases. Only in 2003
the whole city investigated and solved 540 items of various trademark
imitation and right-infringing cases in total. Meantime, we strengthened
the check of trademark printing enterprises, and put stress on all-round
check of 695 trademark printing enterprises in the whole to further
standardize trademark printing activities and purify the printing
market. We enhanced service and communicated information in time. To
keep informed of the conditions of trademarks used by enterprises, we
signed Service Contact Letter for Taking Measures against Imitation
Trademarks and Safeguarding the Rights with enterprises every year to
safeguard well the rights and take measures against imitations. We also
realized the share of information by creating a trademark information
platform and opened up the web site of Chengdu Municipal Industrial and
Commercial Administration Trademark Branch, and issued important
messages on the internet to instantly communicate with enterprises.
Meanwhile, the Municipal Industrial and Commercial Bureau positively
participated in the trademark protection of search network for the 14
provinces and cities in West China to further protect the legal
trademark rights of the enterprises in Chengdu. On May 21, Chengdu
Municipal Trademark Association was established to further bring the
association’s function of serving enterprises into full play.

IV.Taking measures against right infringement and piracy to do well
the work of copyright protection

In 2003, Chengdu persisted in combination of taking concentrated actions
against right infringement and piracy with strengthening the supervision
to take stern measures against various right infringing and pirate
activities. In the whole year we sent out law-enforcing personnel by
more than 1000 person-times, organized 14 concentrated actions, took
over 86786 pirate books and 459887 pirate CD’s (compact discs), made 9
copyright administrative punishments, medicated more than 40 various
copyright disputes, and safeguarded the legal rights and interests of
the owners.

To vigorously take measures against business activities of pirate
software and standardize the business order of software market, with the
concurrence of the municipal government, Chengdu Municipal Work Leading
Group for Fighting Against pirate CD’s was established, and started
extensive rectification of pirate software in such as software sale,
pre-installation and use, and issued Announcement About Prohibiting the
Sale, Installation and use of pirate software. Based on the specific
conditions of software use in various industries, Chengdu pushed forward
the check up of pirate software at the terminal users of computers step
by step in a planned way and popularized the work of using original
software, and relevant industries have gradually realized the use of
original software. To promote the development of copyright industry, the
Municipal Copyright Bureau went to high-tech enterprises many times to
further deepen the work of copyright stations, help enterprises to make
clear the jurisdiction relation, establish and perfect copyright
protection system, enhance the awareness of safeguarding rights, protect
initiative copyrights and promote the development of productive forces.

We established and improved the copyright administration mechanism in
our city.

In 2003, 11districts and counties of our city established copyright
administrations, which carried out copyright management in their
respective regions under the overall planning of the Municipal Copyright
Bureau, gradually forming copyright protection system with mutual
cooperation and close surveillance from the districts and counties.

V. Improving the quality of trials and enhancing judicial protection
of intellectual property rights

The Intermediate People’s Court of Chengdu set up the first specialized
intellectual property right trial court among all law-courts in 2002 (
Intellectual Property Right Court ), which accepted and heard civil
disputes of intellectual property rights in Chengdu, patent disputes in
Sichuan, disputes on new breeds of plants and integrated circuit layout
design disputes. Meantime the criminal cases of intellectual property
rights were tried by the criminal trial court; and civil cases of
intellectual property rights, by the civil trial court. In 2003 No. 3
Civil Trial Court accepted and heard 200 first and second trial civil
cases of intellectual property rights in total, and winded up
right-infringing disputes on the trademarks of Dengxilu, Libangqi and
Baoxiniao, the first network transmission right dispute in our city
(providing the public with the downloading and on-line hearing service
of MP3 format songs through network) and other significant and
influential cases.

In 2003,Chengdu procuratorial organs accepted and heard two intellectual
property right infringing cases submitted by the public security organs
for approval of arrest (with 3 people involved in the two cases ),
including one business secret infringing case ( 2 people ) and one case
of forging and making other people’s trademarks without authorization (
1 person ). Proceedings were instituted for one case (2 people ). The
procuratorial organs handled in succession a batch of cases with
significant social effects, such as Adidasi and Naike and other
trademarks imitation cases, Zhanghua cigarettes imitation case and
famous liquors imitation cases.

VI.Enhancing market supervision and guiding the audio and video market
correctly

On February 22, 2003, Chengdu Municipal Cultural Bureau took a surprise
attack action together with applicable provincial and municipal
departments, and destroyed 15 underground ware houses of illegal audio
and video products in East Ma’an Road, West Ma’an Road, Inner Caojia
Lane, Zhangjia Lane, Jiefang Road and the Center Hospital of Railway
Bureau, taking over more than 1.13 million discs/boxes of illegal audio
and video products. In the following days, based on the clues found
through disguised visit, the check team of the Municipal Cultural Bureau
discovered 10 warehouses of illegal audio and video products in No. 2
Guesthouse of the Municipal Transport Company at No. 77, Third Northern
Section of Fiese Ring Road, taking over more than 300,000 discs of
illegal audio and video products.

After the big case of February 22, Chengdu Cultural Bureau solved in
succession six big cases of underground storage-style transaction nests
of illegal audio and video products, taking over more than 1.5 million
discs of various illegal audio and video products.

The Municipal Cultural Bureau persisted in Prosperity with One Hand and
Management with other, and worked hard for sticking out the construction
and guidance function of the government in combination with the actual
conditions of the cultural market in out city, and positively pushed
forward the fast and healthy development of audio and video chain stores
and big audio and video supermarkets by making full use of the good
continuous rising distribution tendency of original audio and video
products in our city. The Municipal Cultural Bureau devoted great
efforts to investigation, experiment and support of chain stores, trying
to find out a national and local way to develop audio and video
industry. It positively supported Chengdu Dafa Industrial Development
Co, Ltd in running “infinitely brilliant” Dafa Audio and Video
Supermarket and Jinli Audio and Video Supermarket in its No3 Transaction
Area, and encouraged the realization of unity among the influential
non-government business units of audio and video products to establish a
group company and run ZhongLian Audio and Video Chain Store through
unified operation and centralized management. In recent years the goods
bought by Chengdu from Guangdong Audio and Video city rank third in
China, only inferior to Shanghai and Beijing, and rank first in West
regions. The annual sales of Sichuan Xinhua Electronic Audio and Video
Chain store break a historical new high, exceeding RMB 100 million for
the first time.

VII. To strike with strong fist, the public security organs took stern
measures against the criminal offences of infringing intellectual
property rights

In 2003 the public security organizations in Chengdu employed police by
more than 3800 person-times and police wagons by more than 1000
wagon-times to support the industrial and commercial, quality
supervision, cultural, tobacco, copyright. The other relevant government
departments in taking more than 60 various specialized actions,
investigating and solving 237 cases including business secret infringing
case, registered trademark imitation case, commodity case of selling
imitated registered trademarks, copyright infringing case and case of
selling pirate CD’s etc, with an amount of money relating to these cases
being more than RMB 60 million, taking over more than 200,000 dieses of
various pirate CD’s, 8,000 discs of pirate software, 150,000 illegally
published books and periodicals, detaining more than 280 criminal
suspects, of which 80 persons received public security punishment,3
received reeducation through lab our and 6 were arrested.

In November 2003, the Municipal Public Security Bureau investigated and
solved the first business secret infringing case in our city-the case of
infringing the business secret of Feibochuang Science and Technology Co.
Ltd, catching all criminal suspects and retrieving losses and reputation
for the enterprise. In September2003, the Municipal Public security
Bureau investigated and solved the case that Tian Wenjian was suspected
of infringing copyright, obtaining 160,000 illegally printed copybooks.
In September2003, the Municipal Public Security Bureau successfully
investigated and solved the case that Huo Yuyong and others were
suspected of illegally making the identification of registered
trademarks, taking over 5600 sheets of illegally printed trademark
identification of Kunyu brand Chengdu Red wine. In march 2003, the
Municipal Public Security Bureau found an illegal underground printing
house at No 6 Team, Wafang Village, Jinhua Town, Wuhou District, taking
over 7000 illegally printed books and 120,000 various textbooks and
eight pieces of printing equipment and machines.

Ⅷ.Farming, animal husbandry and forestry departments positively
carried out the protection of new plant breeds in combination with
reality

Chengdu is a big agricultural city as well as a big breeding city. There
are 11 provincial and municipal breeding units and 123 seed enterprises
in the whole region of Chengdu. Sichuan seeds have become an important
industry for the farming of the whole city to improve its benefits and
for farms to increase their income. In 2003 the Municipal Farming and
Animal Husbandry Bureau set up a New Plant Breeds Protection Office,
which planned as a whole and coordinates the work of managing new plant
breeds, and organized the seed management units, seed enterprises and
agricultural scientific research units of the districts and counties in
performing special topic training for protection of new breeds of
farming plants.

Number of breed right claims was an important target for measuring the
effects of protecting new breeds of plants. Our city strengthened its
guide and coordination for the work of breed right claims and encouraged
breeding units to claim for breed rights. Chengdu No 2 Agricultural
Scientific Research Institute has claimed for eight breed rights,
ranking 36th among China’s 333 breeding units.

Chengdu enhanced law-enforcing supervision for new breeds. In 2003 the
Municipal Farming and Animal Husbandry Bureau investigated and solved
more than 20 cases of imitated, false and poor-quality seeds,
investigated and dealt with 26 regulation-violating breeds, confiscating
more than 30 tons of imitated, false, poor-quality and unapproved seeds.

Intensified the propaganda about protection new breeds of plants and
further popularized the legal knowledge on protection of new breeds. The
Municipal Farming and Animal Husbandry Bureau organized relevant
personnel in propagating the laws and regulations on protection of
plants by various means, so as to enhance the breeding units and
breeding personnel’s awareness of protecting intellectual property
rights. The Municipal Forestry Bureau incorporated the protection of
intellectual property rights in the process of the research,
development, industrialization and marketing of forestry technologies,
and extensively propagated the protection list of the first, second and
third batches of new plant breeds published by the state and legal
documents of intellectual property right protection relating to new
breeds of plants, for the forestry department to further enhance its
awareness of protecting intellectual property rights relevant to new
breeds of plants.

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