On May 25, the Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (QBPC) co-hosted an online enforcement skills training and exchange meeting with Nanjing, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou and Urumqi Customs. In his opening speech, the director of Department of General Operation of Nanjing Customs particularly mentioned Premier Li Keqiang's important instructions on protecting intellectual property rights and cracking down on infringement and counterfeiting. He said that both in theory and in practice, the work of protecting IPR and cracking down on IPR infringement and counterfeiting was not possible without the cooperation between the government and enterprises. The online training on intellectual property promoted the communication between the customs and enterprises. He hoped that the customs and enterprises could achieve greater breakthroughs in data sharing, risk control and seizure of infringing and counterfeit goods.
Representatives of Johnson&Johnson, P&G, Unilever, Allergan, ASSA ABLOY, Beiersdorf AG, BRITA, Canon, Cisco, CommScope, Dyson, LEGO, Philips, Legrand, Toyota, TWE and UL attended this event. Speakers from above companies each made an 8-minute presentation on how to identify fake products and the features of counterfeiting activities.
As an conclusion, Customs Committee Vice Chair Wendy Lin expressed thanks to the customs officials and representatives of QBPC member companies. She said the exchange was timely and necessary. The protection of intellectual property rights was impossible without the joint efforts of relevant parties, and QBPC looked forward to more exchanges and cooperation with customs in the future.
More than 600 QBPC member representatives and Customs officials in IP protection-related posts of Nanjing, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou and Urumqi Customs participated in real-time online training. Following the first training in 2020, QBPC worked again with Nanjing Customs, joined by other three local customs this time. Under the new situation, QBPC will continue to actively carry out various forms of exchange activities with local customs and work with them to promote the customs protection of IP to a new level.