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Jing’an police, top firms in deal against piracy

The Jing’an District police have joined hands with 19 foreign companies, including luxury brands like Channel and Louis Vuitton, over intellectual property rights.

According to the agreement of cooperation, Jing’an police will give priority to these companies if their intellectual rights and interests are violated.

Police also said they will give regular lectures to the companies, explaining the laws to them, and seek ways to better protect their intellectual rights and stem economic crimes.

The companies, on their part, will have to provide technical support to police, including identifying counterfeit products, and information like brand backgrounds and company culture.

They will have to cooperate during police crackdown against pirated products by providing authoritative appraisal and approval materials.

The 19 companies include General Electric, Nike, Channel, L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Pfizer, who have outlets or research and development centers in Jing’an District.

Jing’an police said they recently busted a criminal group producing counterfeit clothes for popular brands like Burberry, Polo, Armani, Zegna, CK, etc. Their businesses covered Shanghai and provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Henan.

Nine people were detained and 15,000 pieces of fake clothes were confiscated from them in raids carried out in four cities and provinces. The total value of the goods was worth 200 million yuan (US$32.7 million).

Police also raided a warehouse on Yanchuan Road.



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