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  2014年天津市知识产权保护状况白皮书

 天津市知识产权战略领导小组办公室

  (二○一五年四月)

  

  2014年,天津市知识产权保护工作在市委、市政府的正确领导下,全面贯彻中国共产党十八届三中、四中全会精神,加强知识产权保护,坚持稳中求进、稳中求优、提质增效工作基调,深入实施知识产权战略,主动融入全市经济社会发展大局。继续深入开展打击侵犯知识产权和制售假冒伪劣商品专项行动,行政执法能力得到显著提升,知识产权执法维权工作得到明显增强,创新创业环境得到进一步优化,知识产权保护社会满意度蝉联全国第一,为促进科技型企业创新发展和产业结构升级、扎实推进知识产权强市建设提供有力保障。

  一、深化实施知识产权战略,不断完善知识产权保护制度建设

  加强政策引领,着力系统推进,全市知识产权综合实力居全国先进水平。市知识产权战略领导小组成员单位按照全年工作部署,密切部门协作机制,联合完成全市知识产权战略实施阶段性评估和《天津市知识产权战略推进计划(2014-2016)》制定工作。制定《加强天津市区县知识产权工作指导意见》,继续发布《天津市知识产权发展和保护状况白皮书》,全面展示全市知识产权工作成效。启动知识产权“十三五”规划研究工作,完成《天津市知识产权“十三五”规划制定方案》,全市知识产权规划再次进入全市重点专项。制定《加强重大经济活动知识产权评议工作的意见》,推进知识产权与重大项目有机结合,提高重大项目投资安全,全市重大科技经济活动知识产权评议推进工作再次进入全国试点。建立全市推进使用正版软件工作联系会议制度,制定《天津市政府机关使用正版软件管理办法》,建立全市政府机关使用正版软件长效管理机制,形成全市政府机关使用正版软件的常态化管理模式。启动天津自贸区知识产权保护体系建设的研究工作,积极探索自贸区知识产权保护和管理的新机制、新模式。

  二、落实京津冀一体化协同发展战略,不断完善知识产权保护长效机制

  (一)开展新一轮知识产权部市合作会商

  2014年10月,国家知识产权局和天津市政府签署协议,双方将开展新一轮知识产权部市合作会商,在知识产权金融服务新模式、自贸区知识产权保护和管理新途径等方面进行探索,服务天津国际航运中心建设。通过合作,强化天津知识产权工作基础,培育发展知识产权运营市场,实施“十百千万”知识产权驱动工程,打造滨海新区知识产权保护高地。参与国家知识产权局牵头建立的“一局三地”知识产权协调机制,制定了知识产权促进京津冀协同发展工作组织实施方案。制定《京津冀知识产权(专利)执法维权合作协议》框架协议,实现京津冀知识产权执法保护一体化。

  (二)深化知识产权保护协作

  全市知识产权行政执法和司法保护部门加强协作,深化执法协作机制。市知识产权局与市科委共同推动“科技小巨人”、“杀手锏”产品、重大科技项目的企业开展专利布局。市商务委与市知识产权局加强合作,开展对外贸易经济中的知识产权保护工作。市发改委、市经信委、市金融办、市科协等部门都将知识产权工作纳入重要议事日程。公、检、法机关与市知识产权局、市市场监管委、市版权局、海关等部门积极协作,建立完善了调查取证、案件会商、联合督办等工作机制,搭建执法协作平台。市版权局、市公安局、市通信局、市网信办、市文化市场行政执法总队等五部门联合开展打击网络侵权盗版专项治理“剑网行动”。加强跨区域执法合作,充分发挥北京、上海、广东、天津等九省市专利行政执法协作机制作用,推动省际间知识产权保护工作深入开展。

  三、加大知识产权保护力度,严厉打击侵犯知识产权和制售假冒伪劣商品违法犯罪行为

  按照《国务院关于进一步做好打击侵犯知识产权和制售假冒伪劣商品工作的意见》部署,市委、市政府高度重视,不断加大工作力度,不断巩固“双打”专项行动常态化,开展一系列专项行动,充分发挥行政执法和司法保护各部门职能作用,营造保护知识产权良好社会氛围。特别是围绕净化市场、保障民生、提高天津城市国际竞争力的总体要求,突出“两个环节、两个领域和三个区域”工作方针。全市各行政执法和刑事司法单位查处侵犯知识产权,打击假冒伪劣商品,共出动执法人员84592人次,检查企业47034户,立案1252件,捣毁窝点64个,涉案金额9050.4万元、498.2万美元,批准逮捕23件34人。知识产权保护工作促进知识产权数量快速增长,2014年,全市专利申请63422件,每万人口发明专利拥有量为10件,位居全国第五位,有效专利拥有量达到83628件;申请注册商标15456件,全市累计提出商标注册申请138994件,驰名商标数量达到134件;审核涉外图书出版合同登记531件;新增植物新品种权申请16件。

  (一)专利行政保护取得新成绩

  1、实施专利行政执法能力提升工程

  市知识产权局以开展知识产权执法维权“护航”、电子商务领域专利执法维权、质量月知识产权保护等专项行动为载体,深入开展知识产权“双打”行动。充分利用春节、4.26宣传周、质量月、专利周等重大节假日期间在全市各区县组织开展集中执法检查,营造良好保护环境。启动电商知识产权保护工作,制定《天津市电子商务领域专利执法维权专项行动工作方案》。组织市区两级专利行政执法人员执法429人次、检查商业场所207个(次)、检查商品近22.1万件,立案查处各类专利案件318件,结案率达99.7%。市人大常委会对《专利法》、《天津市专利促进与保护条例》进行执法检查后,充分肯定“一法一条例”的实施,为促进科技进步、推动经济社会发展发挥了重要的保障作用。

  2、加强会展知识产权执法维权

  强化全市展会期间知识产权监管,从制定方案、展前排查、展中巡查、快速调处、跟踪整治等各环节落实好重点展会的执法维权工作。进驻全市举办的14届北方自行车展会等31个大型展会,通过专利纠纷快速调解机制处理各种专利纠纷包括涉外案件等10余件,接待咨询服务2200次,发放宣传资料近2600余份,得到社会公众广泛认可。

  3、广泛开展知识产权维权援助工作

  加强12330知识产权举报投诉与维权援助热线和办公平台服务窗口建设,全年接待处理各类举报、投诉、咨询1780件。滨海新区维权援助分中心、东丽经济技术开发区知识产权人民调解委员会挂牌成立。天津12330在全国年度维权援助举报投诉工作绩效考核中名列第二。组织行业协会、律师协会以多种方式服务企业,针对“杀手锏”产品的企业和“科技小巨人”企业知识产权维权提供服务。根据企业不同特点,制定“助力企业知识产权保护服务方案”,指导企业围绕自主知识产权进行风险诊断,建立预警机制。年内确定16家中小科技型企业为保护类试点,全市保护类试点企业达到 40家。

  (二)商标专用权保护取得新成效

  1、加大执法力度,营造良好商标品牌经营氛围

  2014年天津市市场部门各级工商机关共立案查处各类商标侵权案件708件,办结668件,案值673.41万元,罚款671.81万元。全市商标监管系统加大宣传力度,在重点区域、重点市场共先后使用大型广告宣传牌37个,电子屏幕宣传栏48个,宣传标牌2102个,在大型商品集散地、农贸市场、商场内张贴公告6715张,组织行业专题法律宣讲会及知识产权法律法规培训50余次。

  2、以新《商标法》颁布实施为契机,积极推动全市商标战略实施

  深入推进商标战略实施,促进经济发展方式转变,取得良好效果。组成商标注册管理讲师团先后深入到全市各区县开展新《商标法》专题讲座18场,参训人员2160人次,提高企业运用商标战略意识。各级部门结合实际工作形成调研文章25篇。

  (三)全面推进版权保护工作

  1、加大版权执法力度,严厉打击侵权盗版

  市“扫黄打非”办公室会同市版权局、市文化市场行政执法总队强化日常监管,积极开展专项行动,加强体制机制建设,加大版权执法力度。开展查缴盗版出版物集中销毁活动,举行2014年侵权盗版及非法出版物集中销毁活动,共销毁30万余册(张)非法盗版图书、报刊、教辅读物和盗版光盘。全年出动执法人员38557人次,检查出版物市场12499家次,检查印刷复制企业3525家,查处各类案件627件,刑事处罚28 人,收缴侵权盗版和非法出版物36.5 万余件。

  2、继续开展2014年打击网络侵权盗版专项治理“剑网行动”

  全市继续开展加强互联网传播作品版权监管工作,制定《天津市加强互联网传播作品版权监管工作办法》,进一步推动“剑网2014”专项行动深入开展。制定《天津市开展打击网络侵权盗版“剑网2014”专项行动实施方案》,成立“专项行动协调小组”,建立了执法联动、信息共享、协作办案的有效机制。加强对网站的监管力度,依法严厉打击未经许可转载、非法传播他人作品的侵权盗版活动,全年共出动执法人员684人次,实施网络巡查342次,对本市43家网站实施重点巡查监控和实地检查。

  3、深入推进软件正版化工作

  2014年,全市推进使用正版软件工作在完成市、区县两级政府机关软件正版化检查整改工作的基础上,进一步巩固市、区县两级政府机关软件正版化工作成果,健全机构,完善制度,实现了全市市、区县政府软件正版化常态化、长效化管理机制。组织推动市委、人大、政协等机关软件正版化检查整改工作,经过安排部署、有序推进、自查摸底等阶段,投入采购资金174万元,完成市委、人大、政协等机关软件正版化工作。督促落实完成了14家新闻出版行业二级企业与15家勘察设计企业软件正版化检查整改工作,帮助完成软件正版化工作的企业逐步建立软件正版化长效化管理机制。

  4、加强非物质文化遗产保护

  2014年,全市11个项目入选第四批国家级非物质文化遗产代表性项目,为历年来最多的一次。在天津滨海国际机场T2航站楼设立“记忆天津”非物质文化遗产展示体验基地,突出“绘与作、服与饰、医与药、食与技、艺与赏”等五个核心内容,成为全国首个座落于空港的“非遗展示体验基地”。国家级非物质文化遗产生产性保护示范基地落户杨柳青画社,“桂发祥十八街麻花博物馆”等10个单位被评为天津市第二批非物质文化遗产保护示范基地。积极宣传推广非物质文化遗产保护成果,赴浙江、山东等地参加展示活动,推进非物质文化遗产进校园活动,进一步提升天津非遗的知名度和影响力。

  (四)名牌、地理标志产品工作得到新扩展

  1、认真部署,围绕重点组织“双打”专项行动

  天津市市场部门各级质监机关开展自行车等重点产品专项整治,严肃查处了一大批违法案件。出动执法人员37312人次,检查生产企业13189家,依法立案查处各类违法违规案件335件,罚没款总额884.88万元,涉案货值金额675.23万元,捣毁制售假冒伪劣产品黑窝点14个。

  2、发挥名牌战略引领作用,增强天津制造影响力

  引导企业创新发展,以实施名牌战略推动产业结构调整和产品结构的优化,促进产业质量升级,不断提升名牌产品的科技含量,努力培育形成一批在国内外具有核心竞争力的名牌拳头产品。2014年,全市共有231家企业的257种产品申请天津名牌产品。加强自主品牌建设,开展了创建全国知名品牌示范区工作,全市共4个园区获得批准筹建全国知名品牌示范区。

  3、标准化工作取得新突破

  2014年全市参与国家标准制修订124项,获批国家农业标准化示范区10个,获批国家级社会管理和公共服务综合标准化试点项目1个。发布地方标准49项,下达地方标准制修订计划52项,清理整顿并废止地方标准114项,目前现行有效的天津市地方标准共475项。成立市公共服务标准化技术委员会,批准筹建了市絮棉制品标准化技术委员会。

  4、加强地理标志产品保护工作

  为更好地挖掘、保护全市知名品牌,市市场监管委积极做好地理标志产品的培育和申报工作。“红花峪桑葚”已被国家质检总局公告批准,成为全市实施地理标志产品保护的第13个地理标志产品。“蓟州酒”地理标志产品保护已被国家质检总局公告受理。2014年,国家工商总局商标局核准了全市“州河鲤鱼”、“大黄堡河蟹”等7件商标为地理标志证明商标,全市已注册地理标志证明商标18件。

  (五)植物新品种保护取得新进展

  市农委积极开展以植物新品种权为主的农业知识产权保护、运用和管理,提升现代农作物种业核心竞争力。建立以市和区县农业行政部门为主的农业知识产权保护行政执法队伍,建成完整的植物新品种权保护体系。积极开展专项执法行动,加强植物品种权保护,通过建立种子市场监管长效机制,努力维护权利人、农民的合法利益和有序的市场竞争环境,不断营造自觉抵制假冒伪劣、重视知识产权保护的社会氛围。2014年全市共抽检商品种子样品184份,立案33起,结案32起,涉案种子共16540公斤,没收种子4014公斤,没收违法所得1.48万元,共罚款8.52万元。

  (六)海关保护成效显著

  2014年天津海关共对1234个批次的进出口货物、物品采取了知识产权海关保护措施,中止放行侵权嫌疑货物、物品631.6万件,价值总计人民币7761.8万元。查处侵犯知识产权案件125起、查扣侵权货物、物品1004个批次,232.8万件,价值总计人民币1141.3万元。全年共保护“adidas”、“NTN”、“HONDA”、“安踏”、“钻石DIAMOND”等国内外知名知识产权80个。通过对侵权高风险信息及社会举报信息的分析,及时开展风险布控工作。加强与签署合作备忘录的天津世纪五矿贸易有限公司等企业的联系合作,联合开展数据收集和信息分析工作,并进行风险查控。通过开展关际合作,对权利人相关商标专用权实施保护。举办新《商标法》及近似商标侵权认定专项培训。组织开展知识产权培训交流会,邀请2014年世界杯足球赛赞助商彪马、现代、惠普等43家知识产权权利人,介绍真假产品的鉴别方法、假冒产品的销售流向等重要信息,提升关区知识产权保护执法水平。

  (七)依法严厉打击各类侵犯知识产权犯罪

  全市各级公安机关紧密围绕市委、市政府打造“平安天津、美丽天津、法治天津”的总体要求,以“打经典集群,创精品战役”为中心,依法严厉打击各类侵犯知识产权犯罪活动,取得显著战果。2014年,全市各级公安机关共发起侵犯知识产权犯罪集群战役10起,成功收网9起(其中已有4起战役被公安部评为经典战役),参与外省市集群战役51起,共捣毁制售侵权商品窝点74处,抓获审查侵犯知识产权犯罪嫌疑人127名,涉案价值2.67亿元。成功侦破多起有重大影响的侵犯知识产权和假冒伪劣商品案件,得到了社会各界的一致肯定。

  1、积极拓展“两法”衔接,健全打防管控一体工作体系

  进一步加强对侵犯知识产权犯罪活动的打击防范力度,全市公安机关积极建立健全“两法”衔接工作机制,坚持“打建结合,以打促建”,采取切实有效措施,扎实推进与行政执法部门的协作,全面夯实打击防范侵犯知识产权犯罪活动工作基础。全市各级公安机关与工商、知识产权等行政执法部门互设联络员、定期召开联席会议,建立完善信息资源共享、发案态势通报、案件线索转递等多种机制。在强化各自职能优势的基础上,以协作打击侵权假冒犯罪为目标,强化信息交流、线索转递、案件查处等方面的协作,确保行政执法与刑事执法的有序衔接。

  2、以集群战役牵动全局,信息导侦开展破案

  全市各级公安机关在连续三年专项行动的基础上,结合公安部部署的2014年度打假工作任务和重点,以开展集群战役为中心,从侵权商品产、供、销整个产业链开展侦控,以拓展集群战役的工作思路,进行侦破工作。同时,全市各级公安机关坚持信息导侦,加大信息工作力度,尤其是依托各行政执法查询平台、信息系统的实战应用,使打击侵权假冒工作进一步系统化、目标化,为案件的侦查方向、证据取得等提供了强有力的支持,使打击工作的针对性愈发明确化。

  3、服务企业,提升企业自主维权意识

  各级公安机关进一步加强与全市知名企业、驰名商标企业联系,制定每月走访企业计划,定期召开企业负责人、经营管理层座谈会,通报市场动态、发案态势、行业分布等情况,认真听取企业对公安机关的意见和建议。先后与天津郁美净集团有限公司、葛兰素史克(中国)投资有限公司等8家公司和协会等签订了《保护企业自主知识产权备忘录》,协助企业建立完善自我保护和自主维权机制。

  (八)着力提高知识产权刑事司法保护水平

  2014年,全市各级检察机关在促进经济发展转变方式、调整经济结构工作中,依法对侵犯知识产权案件及时履行检察职能,加大对侵权假冒类案件刑事打击力度。

  1、充分发挥法律监督职能

  全市各级检察机关依法对侵犯知识产权案件及时履行审查逮捕、审查起诉检察职能。2014年,各级检察机关共批准逮捕侵犯知识产权类犯罪案件23件34人,提起公诉侵犯知识产权类犯罪案件64件108人。积极完善办案机制,建立办理侵犯知识产权案件统计月报制度,加强对全市办理侵权假冒类案件的指导工作;注重知识产权队伍专业化建设,逐步建立完善了独立建制的办案专门机构;针对知识产权案件专业性强、日趋隐蔽复杂的特点,建立知识产权刑事法律保护理论研究、相关法律业务培训、案件咨询和指导机制,定期开展研讨、培训活动;开展涉及知识产权的民事、行政检察工作司法调研,切实解决实践中知识产权刑事司法保护的疑难问题。市检察院办理的“天津肉联厂与宋晓曼著作权纠纷民事抗诉案”被评为“2013年度中国检察机关保护知识产权十大典型案例”。

  2、行政执法与刑事司法衔接工作成效显著

  全市各级检察机关积极探索建立行政执法与刑事司法衔接制度,不断健全工作机制,拓展工作范围,完善工作举措,提高“两法衔接”工作的及时性、有效性和针对性。各级检察机关积极会同有关部门完成“两法衔接”信息共享平台建设和使用工作,“两法衔接”信息共享平台成为检察机关监督行政执法部门移送侵犯知识产权犯罪案件线索、监督公安机关立案侵犯知识产权犯罪案件的有效载体。市检察院积极推动与市市场监管委、市知识产权局、市工商联的“两法衔接”工作,推动检察机关与市行政执法机关建立长效沟通和协作机制。各区县检察机关积极建立健全与区属公安、监察、行政执法等机关的联席会议、案件咨询和移送、重大案件情况通报等制度,制定相关工作细则。

  (九)知识产权司法保护不断增强

  2014年,天津法院进一步加大知识产权司法保护力度,新收民事知识产权案件1347件,结案1291件。其中,一审新收970件,结案915件。二审收案377件,结案376件。刑事知识产权案件收结案数分别为37(含旧存)件和29件。新收和审结行政知识产权案件各1件。

  1、充分发挥知识产权司法保护职能作用

  结合新形势下知识产权纠纷案件呈现的新特点,编写《关于知识产权案件技术事实查明相关问题的解答》,进一步完善技术事实查明机制,不断探索专业技术人员辅助审判的途径,逐步提高技术事实认定的科学性。进一步规范知识产权审判,修改和完善《知识产权民事审判工作流程管理手册》,制定《知识产权民事案件庭审标准和裁判文书制作标准》和《关于侵害外观设计专利权纠纷案件的审判指南》。同时,积极推进知识产权审判公开,开展知识产权案件庭审观摩,利用新媒体加大宣传力度,精选出一批以“恩来顺”、“路易威登”、“耐克”诉商标侵权纠纷案为代表的典型性高、判例作用大的案件进行宣传,提高公民和企业知识产权案件预判能力和保护意识。知识产权典型审判案例“中青旅”、“小拇指”入选最高法院第七批指导性案例;1篇裁判文书获得最高法院第三届全国知识产权优秀裁判文书一等奖。加强司法保护宣传,发布2013年天津法院知识产权司法保护状况、十大典型案例、五篇优秀裁判文书。

  2、服务经济社会发展

  天津法院制定并实施知识产权战略推进计划(2014-2016),切实保障确定的工作任务贯彻落实,加强与行业协会之间的联系与指导,促进全市相关产业健康规范发展。继续深化与市知识产权局、市科委、市版权协会、文化创意产业协会的工作协作机制,对知识产权行政执法人员开展商标专题培训。着力提升司法能力,坚持审判工作服务大局,服务群众。一是加强专业学习。在系统内组织学习讨论最高法院关于专利侵权判定、行为保全等司法解释。二是及时掌握最新审判动态。学习和贯彻最高人民法院组织的知识产权审判“三合一”改革试点工作座谈会、加大知识产权保护工作会议、知识产权保护国际研讨会、第四届反垄断民事诉讼论坛等会议。三是加强培训,不断提高研究新情况、解决新问题的能力,发表各种案例评论、裁判文书及理论研究等24篇。

  四、大力弘扬知识产权文化

  全市知识产权宣传工作围绕全市经济发展新格局、新常态,在促进产业结构调整,产品质量升级中,突出文化主题,打造特色活动,注重在宣传活动中增加知识产权文化传播元素。加大保护维权的宣传力度,在天津卫视频道26次播出12330宣传公益片,开通微信平台并实现和北京12330信息共享。利用天津知识产权政务微博发布相关信息,全年发布微博162条,拥有粉丝量超过11万。针对4.26 知识产权宣传周、第六届中国专利周、12.4普法宣传周进行重点宣传。组织 2014年天津市知识产权工作推动会暨知识产权宣传周启动仪式;市政府召开天津市知识产权发展与保护状况新闻发布会;举办《商标法》等法律法规研讨会;举行2014年侵权盗版及非法出版物集中销毁活动;赴浙江、山东等地参加非物质文化遗产展示活动以及进校园活动;天津海关举办侵权货物集中销毁活动,组织知识产权宣传走进社区;市公安机关组织开展打击侵权犯罪战果展、集中销毁侵权商品仪式;天津高院召开知识产权司法保护新闻发布会。启动知识产权示范校培育工作,制定《2014年天津市知识产权教育示范校认定工作方案》,优化青少年小发明设计大赛。工业品外观设计促进行动稳步推进。积极开展多层次、多角度的知识产权教育活动,全市参加各类知识产权培训人数达2.5万余人次。人民日报、经济日报、新华网、天津日报、今晚报等28家国内外媒体对天津市知识产权工作进行报道,全年刊发各类报道1200余篇次。

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  2014 White Paper on Intellectual Property Rights Protection in Tianjin

  Tianjin Leading Group Office of Intellectual Property Strategy

  (April, 2015)

  

  Under the correct leadership of Tianjin’s municipal party committee and the municipal government, Tianjin’s intellectual property rights protection has seen a comprehensive implementation of the spirits of the third and fourth plenary sessions  of the eighteenth CPC National Congress in the year of 2014. In accordance with the basic orientation of developing and making achievements while maintaining stability and of improving quality and efficiency at the same time, the intellectual property rights protection was reinforced; and the implementation of IP strategy fared in depth, actively integrating into the economic and social development in Tianjin. Special operations to crack down on intellectual property infringement and manufacturing and selling counterfeit and shoddy goods were continued in depth, as a result of which administrative enforcement showed significant improvements, IP enforcement and protection gained marked increase; in addition, innovation environment as well as entrepreneurship were refined. The social satisfaction for IP protection in Tianjin retained the top spot in the country, providing powerful security for stimulating the innovation, development and upgrading of the industrial structure of scientific and technological enterprises, as well as for pushing forward the construction of a strong municipality of IP protection.

  I. The Implementation of Intellectual Property Strategy Advances and the System Building for Intellectual Property Protection Is Constantly Improved.

  With strengthened policy guide and the focus on making advancement as a whole, the overall strength of intellectual property rights in Tianjin reached the advanced level nationwide. In accordance with the annual work arrangement and the department cooperation mechanism, the member units of Tianjin Leading Group Office of Intellectual Property Strategy worked in close cooperation to finish the periodical assessment for the implementation of of intellectual property strategy  in Tianjin and to formulate “Promotion Plan for Intellectual Property Strategy in Tianjin(2014-2016)”. “Guidelines for Strengthening the Intellectual Property Rights Protection in the Districts and Counties of Tianjin” was drafted. Moreover, the White Paper on the Intellectual Property Rights Protection in Tianjin was released in continuation, providing a panoramic view of Tianjin’s achievement in IP Protection.The research on the 13th Five-Year Plan on intellectual property rights was activated; “Formulation Program for the 13th Five-Year Plan on Tianjin’s Intellectual Property Rights” was made, thus once again allowing IP planning to be selected as a key special project in Tianjin. “The Opinions on Strengthening Intellectual Property Rights Review for Major Economic Activities” was formulated to boost the combination of  IP and major projects and improve investment security of such  projects. As a result, the promotion of IP review for major scientific and technological activities in Tianjin was allowed to become a national pilot. The joint meeting system of promoting the use of legitimate software in Tianjin was established and the Regulation on  the Use of Legitimate Software in the Municipal Government agencies of Tianjin was drawn up. The long-term management mechanism for the use of legitimate software in the municipal government agencies was created for legitimate software usage in the municipal government agencies, thus forming the normalized management mode for the use of legitimate software in the municipal government agencies. What was more, the research on the IP protection system construction for Tianjin Free Trade Zone was started in order to actively explore new mechanisms and modes for IP protection and management in Tianjin Free Trade Zone.

  II.Cooperative Development Strategy of Beijing Tianjin Hebei Integration Is Put into Effect and the Long-term Mechanism of Intellectual Property Rights Protection Is Constantly Improved.

  1. A new-round IP cooperation and consultation is launched between State Intellectual Property Office and the municipal government of Tianjin.

  In October 2014, China’s State Intellectual Property Office and the municipal government of Tianjin signed an agreement that both sides would launch a new round of IP cooperation and consultation and make exploration in new mode of IP financial services, new approaches for IP protection and management for the free trade zone so as to provide service for building Tianjin’s  international shipping center. Through collaborations, the  foundation of intellectual property work in Tianjin was reinforced and intellectual property management market was cultivated and developed. The IP driver program titled “ Ten key industries, One hundred leading technology companies, One thousand killer products and key new products as well as Ten thousand small and medium sized S&T based enterprises” was carried out so as to build IP protection highland for Binhai New Area. The State Intellectual Property Office took the lead to establish IP coordination mechanism between the SIPO and three regions of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province, in which the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau was actively involved; the Bureau also developed the implementation program of the IP-driven cooperative development for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province. Furthermore, a framework agreement was drafted on “Cooperation Agreement of Law Enforcement and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (Patent) for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei”, thus realizing the integration of IP enforcement and protection in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

  2. The coordinating efforts of IP protection are intensified.

  The IP administrative enforcement and judicial protection organs in Tianjin coordinated their efforts more closely and carried out the law enforcement cooperative mechanism in depth. In collaboration with the Municipal Science and Technology Commission, the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau pushed “ little giant technological enterprises” and enterprises with  killer products or  major S&T projects to develop patent layout. The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau and Tianjin Commission of Commerce were engaged in strengthened cooperation to provide IP protection for foreign trade. Tianjin Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Tianjin Municipal Economic and Information Technology Commission, Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Financial Affairs and Tianjin Association of Science and Technology all incorporated IP related work into their agenda. The Public Security organs, People’s Procuratorates and People’s Courts actively cooperated with the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau, Tianjin Market and Quality  Supervision and Administration Commission, the Municipal Copyright Bureau and Tianjin Customs to establish and improve the working mechanisms such as the investigation and evidence collection, case consultation as well as joint supervision; as a result, the platform for law enforcement cooperation was built. The five departments involving the Municipal Copyright Bureau, the Municipal Public Security Bureau, Tianjin Municipal Communications Administration, Tianjin Office of Cyberspace Affairs and the Municipal General Team of Cultural Market Administrative Law Enforcement jointly launched the special operation “Sward Net Action”to fight against Internet piracy. Inter-regional law enforcement cooperation was reinforced to bring into full play the cooperative mechanism for patent administrative enforcement of nine provinces and municipalities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Tianjin. Consequently, IP protection between provinces and municipalities was promoted.

  III. Stronger Actions Are Taken to Protect Intellectual Property Rights, Hitting Hard on Crime Behaviors Such as Intellectual Property Infringement and Manufacturing and Selling Counterfeit and Shoddy Goods.

  In compliance with the overall arrangement of  The State Council’s Opinions on Better Implementing the  Cracking down on Intellectual Property Infringement and Manufacturing and Selling Counterfeit and Shoddy Goods, Tianjin’s municipal party committee and the municipal government attached great importance and unceasingly stepped up efforts to consolidate the normalization of the special action “Double Fights”. A series of special actions were launched to give full play to the functions of administrative enforcement and judicial departments, creating an good social environment for IP protection. In particular, centering around the general requirements to purify markets, ensure people’s livelihood and enhance Tianjin’s international competitiveness, the guiding principles of “Two Links, Two Fields and Three Regions” were highlighted. In order to investigate and deal with IP infringement and crack down on counterfeit and shoddy goods, the administrative law enforcement and criminal justice units in Tianjin dispatched a total number of 84,592 person times of law enforcement personnel and 47,034 business entities were inspected. A total of 1,252 cases were put on file and 64 dens were destroyed, involving a total amount of 90,504,000 RMB Yuan and $4,982,000. And 34 suspects of 23 cases were approved to be arrested. IP protection promoted the rapid growth of  intellectual property tights in Tianjin.  The year 2014 witnessed 63, 422 patent applications, and the number of invention patent ownership per ten thousand people reached 10, ranking the fifth nationwide. Valid patent ownership  ran up to 83,628 pieces. Applications for registered trademarks amounted to 15,456 pieces and annual applications for trademark registration hit an accumulative number of 138,994 pieces. Among these, well-known trademarks reached 134. In addition, 531 contracts registration for publication of foreign books underwent inspection. Applications for new plant varieties struck 16.

  1.  The administrative protection of patent makes fresh achievements.

  1) Carrying out the project to improve patent administrative enforcement capacity

  Based on the special operation“Convoying” of IP law enforcement and maintenance, law enforcement and protection for patents in E-commerce and  IP protection during the “Quality Month” , the  Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau continued its IP “Double Fights” action in Tianjin. The Bureau made full use of major holidays and festivals such as the Spring Festival, April 26th Intellectual Property Publicity Week, Quality Month and China Patent Week to organize and carry out centralized law enforcement inspection in the districts and counties of Tianjin so as to create an excellent protection environment. IP protection for E-commerce was initiated and The Work Program of Law Enforcement and Protection for patents in the Field of E-Commerce in Tianjin was formulated. 429 person times of law enforcement personnel on both the municipal and district levels were organized to inspect nearly 221,000 pieces of commodities of 207 business places (times). 318 cases involving patent violation were investigated and dealt with, and the case settlement rate reached 99.7%. Upon inspection of law enforcement of the Patent Law and the Regulations of Patent Promotion and Protection in Tianjin, the People’s Congress Standing Committee in Tianjin fully affirmed the implementation of the Law and the Regulations, which guaranteed the technological progress and the promotion of economic as well as social development.

  2) Intensifying IP law enforcement and protection for exhibitions

  The IP supervision was strengthened during exhibition periods in Tianjin. Ranging from making up plans, checking before the exhibition, inspection during the  exhibition, immediate mediation and follow-up remediation, all these aspects ensured the implementation of law enforcement and protection for major exhibitions. Altogether 31 major exhibitions including the 14th North China Bicycle Show were stationed. And immediate resolution mechanism of patent disputes were introduced to cope with over 10 patent disputes including foreign cases.  What was more, consultation services were provided for 2,200 times with distribution of nearly 2,600 pieces of publicity materials, which were commonly accepted by the public.

  3) Carrying out IP right safeguarding assistance extensively

  The construction of the 12330 hotline for IP right safeguarding and assistance as well as reporting and complaint and the office platform service window were strengthened with a yearly reception of various reporting, complaints and consultation topping 1780 pieces and more. The Branch Aid Center of Intellectual Property Rights Protection For Binhai New Area and People’s IP Mediation Committee of Dongli Economic-Technological Development Area were formally established. The Tianjin Hot line 12330 ranked the second in the annual performance appraisal of IP protection aid, reporting and complaint in the country.  Tianjin’s industry association and Bar Association were organized to render services in various manners; IP right safeguarding services were directed at enterprises with  “killer products” and “ little giant technological enterprises”. In accordance with different characteristics of enterprises, the Service Program of Assisting Enterprises with IP Protection was formulated so as to guide related enterprises to conduct IP risk diagnosis for independent intellectual property rights and set up early warning mechanism. In the year of 2014, 16 small-and-medium-size tech-based enterprises were established as pilot for IP protection, the total amount of such enterprises running up to 40.

  2. Protection of the exclusive right of trademarks yields new results.

  1) Boosting enforcement efforts to create a perfect business atmosphere for brand names

  In 2014, Tianjin Market Function & Tianjin Municipal Administration for Industry & Commerce at all levels filed and dealt with 708 cases involving  trademark infringement, of which 668 cases were closed. These cases valued at 6,734,100 Yuan and the penalty amounted to 6,718,100 Yuan. The municipal trademark regulatory system increased their publicity, employing 37 large advertising billboards, 48 electronic screen bulletin boards, 2102 publicity signs in key areas and markets as well as 6,715 public notices posted in large distribution centers, farmers  markets and department stores. Over 50 special seminars on legal topics and training for IP laws and regulations were organized.

  2) Taking the opportunity of the promulgation and implementation of the new Trademark Law to actively promote the trademark strategy progress

  The trademark strategy implementation underwent further promotion which assisted with the transformation of economic development pattern, yielding good results. The Lecturer Mission on trademark registered administration was organized to carry out 18 thematic lectures on the new Trademark Law in districts and counties around Tianjin with 2,160 participants, which effectively enhanced the strategic awareness for the use of  trademark in enterprises. Combined with actual work experiences, the organs at all levels finished 25 papers and research reports.

  3. Comprehensive progress is made in copyright protection.

  1) Stepping up copyright law enforcement to strike severe blows on infringement and pirating activities

  Based on the fortification of regular supervision, the Municipal “Anti-Pornography and Combating Illegal Publication” Office, the Municipal Copyright Bureau and the Municipal General Team of Cultural Market Administrative Law Enforcement stepped up copyright enforcement, actively developing special operations and intensifying the construction of systems and mechanisms. The confiscation of pirated publications and centralized destruction was continued. In the past year of 2014, a centralized activity to destroy infringement, piracy and illegal publications was held, which altogether destructed over 300,000 illegal pirated books, newspapers and magazines, reference books and DVD.  Altogether 38,557 person times of personnel were dispatched  to inspect 12,499 publications markets and 3,525 printing enterprises. In addition, 627 cases of various types were investigated and dealt with and 28 people received criminal punishment. In excess of 365,000 pieces of pirated and illegal publications were seized as a result. 

  2) Continuing the special operation “Sword Net Action” against Internet piracy in 2014

  The copyright supervision over works spread through internet was continuously strengthen in Tianjin. With the development of Measures of Strengthening Copyright Supervision over Works Spread through Internet in Tianjin, the special operation “Sword Net Action 2014 ” against Internet piracy was further propelled. The Implementation Program for the Special Operation “Sword Net Action 2014” against Internet Piracy in Tianjin was drafted and a “coordinating group for the special operation” was set up accordingly, so that an effective mechanism was established for joint law enforcement, information sharing and collaboratively handling cases. The supervision over websites was strengthened to crack down on infringement and pirating activities according to the law, such as reproduction or illegal distribution without permission. A total of 684 law enforcement personnel(times) were dispatched to conduct 342 times of network inspection. Key monitoring inspections and spot checks were carried out in 43 websites in Tianjin.

  3) Advancing the software legalization

  Upon successfully finishing the inspection and rectification task of software legalization of government agencies at district and county levels, the in-depth advancing of software legalization in Tianjin further consolidated the achievements in this respect. The perfection of institutions and regulations resulted in the normalized long-term management mechanism of software legalization of government agencies at district and county levels in Tianjin. The inspection and rectification  task of software legalization was also promoted in government agencies such as Tianjin’s Municipal Party Committee, Tianjin Municipal People’s Congress and Tianjin Municipal People’s Political Consultative Conference. After scheduling the deployment, orderly process and self-inspection, a total input of software procurement fund of  nearly 1,740,000 Yuan guaranteed the completion of  software legalization for the above-mentioned government agencies.In addition, the implementation of the inspection and rectification task of software legalization for 14 second-grade enterprises in the news publishing industry and 15 survey and design enterprises was supervised and long-term management mechanism of software legalization was gradually established for enterprises that already finished the software legalization tasks.

  4) Strengthening the protection of intangible cultural heritage

  Boasting of 11 projects selected in 2014, Tianjin had the largest number of projects over these years that were selected for the fourth batch of national intangible cultural heritage representative projects. A display & experience base for the intangible cultural heritage entitled “Tianjin Memory” was built in T2 terminal, Tianjin Binhai International Airport, which highlighted the five themes of painting & handicrafts, apparel & accessories, therapies & medicine, cuisine & cooking styles as well as folk art & appreciation. It also became the first “experience base for the intangible cultural heritage” in the country which was located in the airport. The Model Base for the Productive Protection of National Intangible Cultural Heritage was located in Tianjin Yangliuqing Fine Arts Press; and “Guifaxiang Shibajie Mahua Art Museum” and other 9 units in Tianjin were rated as the second batch of model bases for intangible cultural heritage protection. The participation of exhibitions in Zhejiang and Shandong actively promoted and popularized the intangible cultural heritage protection achievements. Furthermore, campus activities in the light of the intangible cultural heritage were launched to further enhance the visibility and influence of Tianjin intangible cultural heritage.

  4. Famous brands and geographic indicated products make new extensions.

  1) making careful deployment to keep to the point and organize the “Double Fights” action

  In 2014, Tianjin Market and Quality Supervision and Administration Commission and the Municipal Quality Supervision Bureau at all levels carried out special rectifications of bicycles and other key products, strictly investigating and dealing with a large number of cases. Throughout the year, a total of 37,312 person times of law enforcement personnel were dispatched and 13,189 manufacturers were checked. As a result, 335 cases were investigated and dealt with according to the law. The total penalty ran up to 8,848,800 Yuan and the value of illegal goods involved  amounted to 6,752,300 Yuan. Besides, 14 dens manufacturing and selling counterfeit and shoddy goods were crashed.

  2) Bringing into full play the leading role of brand strategy to enhance the influence of “Made in Tianjin”

  Enterprises were directed at innovation and development. By means of implementing famous brand strategy, industrial restructuring and the optimization of product structure were propelled to promote industrial upgrading; as a result, technological content of brand products was constantly improved, and a number of famous brand products with core competitiveness in the domestic and foreign markets alike took shape. In 2014, a total of 257 products from 231 enterprises applied for Tianjin famous brand products. What was more, the construction of independent brands was strengthened to carry out the creation of national well-known brands demonstration area. In Tianjin, altogether a total of 4 industrial parks were approved to build national well-known brands demonstration area.

  3) The standardization work achieving new breakthroughs

  In 2014 Tianjin participated in the revision of 124 national standards; 10 national agricultural standardization demonstration zones and one integrated standardization pilot project of national social management and public service were approved. 49 additional local standards were released, 52 revision plans for local standards were issued, and 114 local standards were rectified and abolished. As a result, the current effective local standards in Tianjin reached a total of 475. The Technical Committee for Standardization of Public Service was created and it accordingly approved the establishment of Tianjin Standardization technical Committee of Cotton Products.

  4) Strengthening the protection of products with geographical indication

  In order to better dig up and protect well-known brand names in Tianjin, Tianjin Market and Quality Supervision and Administration Commission actively did a good job in the cultivation and application of geographical indicated products. “Honghuayu mulberry” has been approved by the AQSIQ announcement to become the thirteenth product of geographical indication under the municipal implementation of the protection of geographical indicated products. The protection of geographical indicated product -- “Jizhou liquor” has been accepted through AQSIQ announcement. In 2014, the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce approved  seven trademarks including the “Cyprinus carpio in Jixian County” and “Dahuangbao river crab” as trademarks of the geographical indication. As a result, 18 trademarks of the geographical indication were registered in Tianjin.

  5.  New plant variety protection witnesses new progress.

  Tianjin Municipal Commission of Rural Affairs vigorously carried out the protection, utilization and management of agricultural intellectual property right that focused on new plant variety, enhancing the core competitiveness of modern crop seed industry. The administrative law enforcement forces for the protection of agriculture intellectual property rights were created based on agricultural administrative departments at the municipal, district and county levels so as to built a complete protection system of new plant variety. Special enforcement actions were actively carried out to strengthen the plant variety rights protection. In addition, through the establishment of long-term mechanism of seed market supervision, efforts were directed at safeguarding the legitimate interests of right holders and of the farmers as well as guaranteeing an orderly competitive market environment. A social atmosphere was constantly created to consciously fight against fake and shoddy goods and pay attention to IP protection. In 2014, a total of 184 seed samples underwent sampling inspection. Altogether 33 cases were filed and 32 cases closed, involving a total of 16,540 kilograms of seeds.  And 4,014 kilograms of seeds as well as 14, 800 Yuan of illegal income were confiscated with a total fine of 85,200 Yuan.

  6. Tianjin Customs produces marked effects in IP protection.

  In 2014, Tianjin Customs took measures of IP protection and 1,234 batches of import-export goods, a total of 6,316,000 items suspicious of infringement were suspended of release, the value of which amounted to 77,618,000 Yuan. A total of 125 cases of IPR infringement were investigated and  customs seizures of IP infringed goods and items ran up to 1,004 batches, or 2,328,000 pieces, with the value of 11,413,000 Yuan. Tianjin Customs protected 80 well-known IP both at home and abroad for the past year such as “Adidas”, “NTN”, “HONDA”, “DIAMOND”, “Anta”, and “Diamond”. Based on the analysis of high-risk IP infringement information and social information reporting, risk control was conducted in a timely manner. What was more, Tianjin Customs strengthened cooperation with Tianjin Minmetals Co. Ltd and other enterprises with which it had signed a memorandum of cooperation to jointly carry out data collection, information analysis as well as risk control. In collaboration with Customs administrations of different localities, the exclusive right to use a registered trademark related to right holder was safeguarded. Special training programs were offered on the new Trademark Law and determinations of similar trademark infringements. Furthermore, the intellectual property rights training seminars were organized and the 2014 FIFA World Cup sponsors such as Puma, Hyundai, HP and other 43 IP right holders were invited to illustrate the identification of genuine products, the sale of counterfeit products and other important information so that IP protection and law enforcement level of Tianjin Customs was enhanced.

  7. Severe blows are delivered to various types of IP infringement crimes.

  Centering closely around the the general requirements of Tianjin’s municipal party committee and the municipal government to build “Safe Tianjin, Beautiful Tianjin and Law-oriented Tianjin”, the public security organs at all levels focused on “fighting high-quality battles in the classical cluster manner” and hit hard on various types of IP infringement crimes according to the law with fruitful results. In the past year of 2014, the public security organs at all levels altogether initiated ten cluster campaigns targeting IP infringement crimes and 9 were successfully closed (of which 4 campaigns were rated by the Ministry of Public Security as Classic Campaign). The municipal Public Security Bureau also took part in 51 cluster campaigns in other provinces and municipalities, destroying 74 dens that manufactured and sold the IP infringing goods, arresting and investigating 127 suspects of  intellectual property rights violations. The value of these cases reached 267,000,000 Yuan. A number of cases with significant impact involving intellectual property infringement and manufacturing and selling counterfeit and shoddy goods were solved successfully, which won the unanimous affirmation by the society.

  1) zealously expanding the connection between criminal justice and law enforcement to perfect the integrated work system of strikes, prevention, management and control

  To further step up the efforts to fight against intellectual property rights violations, the public security organs actively established and improved the working mechanism for the connection between criminal justice and law enforcement. They adhered to the notion— “fighting combined with building and promoting building by means of fighting” and took effective measures to make solid progress in cooperation with the departments of administrative law enforcement. Consequently the work basis of cracking down on IP infringement crimes was consolidated in a comprehensive manner. The public security organs at all levels set up liaison officers among administrative law enforcement agencies such as the Industrial and Commercial Administration and the Intellectual Property Bureau with regular joint meetings, developing and improving various mechanisms of the sharing of information resources, the situation reporting of case occurrences and transferring of case clues. Based on reinforcing its own functional advantages, the Municipal Public Security Bureau targeted the fight against IP infringement and counterfeiting crimes in a cooperative way and strengthened collaboration in information exchange clue transfer as well as case investigation so that criminal justice and administrative law enforcement was linked in an orderly manner.

  2) Cluster Campaigns affecting the situation as a whole and information-oriented investigation leading to solving cases

  After three consecutive years of special operations, the public security organs at all levels in Tianjin focused on cluster campaigns and carried out investigation and control work from the perspective of the whole industry chain for the production, supply and marketing of IP infringing goods in accordance with the deployment of annual work tasks and priorities by the Ministry of Public Security to crack down on fake products.  As a result, vision was broadened in the field of cluster campaigns to facilitate case solving. At the same time, the public security organs at all levels insisted on information-oriented investigation and increased efforts in this respect. In particular, depending on the actual applications of the inquiry platform of administrative law enforcement organs and information systems, the fight against IP infringement and counterfeiting goods became further systematized and targeted, providing a powerful support for the direction of case investigation and obtaining evidence. As a result, the fight against such crimes became more targeted and explicit.

  3) rendering services to enterprises and raising their independent right-protection awareness

  The public security organs at all levels in Tianjin strengthened their contacts with well-known enterprises and those with well-known trademarks and set up plans of monthly visits to these enterprises, Symposiums of business leaders and the management team were organized by the Public Security Bureau on a regular basis to keep them closely informed of market dynamics, the trend of incidence of criminal offenses as well as industry distribution. At the same time, the Bureau listened carefully to views and suggestions about the public security organs by the enterprises. “The Memorandum of Protection of Independent Intellectual Property Rights of Enterprises” was successively signed with eight companies and associations including Tianjin Yumeijing Group Co. Ltd., and GlaxoSmithKline(China) Investment Co., Ltd., which helped enterprises to create and improve the mechanism of self protection and independent right-protection.

  8. Efforts are concentrated on raising IPR protection level in criminal justice.

  In times of promoting the transformation of economic development mode and economic structural adjustment, the procuratorial organs at all levels duly fulfilled their procuratorial functions and duties according to the law and increased efforts to crack down on IP infringement and counterfeiting crimes for the past year of 2014.

  1) giving full play to legal supervisory functions

  Targeting IP infringement crimes, the procuratorial organs at all levels in Tianjin duly fulfilled their procuratorial functions and duties of examining arrest requests and  prosecution examination according to the law.  In the year 2014, the procuratorial organs at all levels in Tianjin altogether approved the arrest of 34 suspects of 23 cases involved in various IP infringement crimes. The People’ s Procuratorate at various levels initiated public prosecution of criminal cases of IP infringement against 108 people of 64 cases. The active improvement of case solving mechanism and the establishment of monthly report of IP infringement crimes strengthened the guidance of solving IP infringement crimes and counterfeiting cases. Attention was paid to the construction of a professional team in IP-related work. In addition,  the independent organization of the specialized case-solving agencies gradually took shape and evolved. According to the characteristics of IP-related crimes--professional, more and more subtle and complicated, theoretical research on IP protection in criminal justice and relevant legal training were carried out; and mechanisms of case consultation and guidance were developed. And consequently seminars and training activities were held on a regularly basis. The Municipal People’ s Procuratorate embarked upon a judicial study on civil and administrative procuratorial work related to intellectual property rights, aiming at effectively solving the difficult problems of IP protection in criminal justice in practice. Handled by the Municipal People’ s Procuratorate, the civil prosecutorial protest case of copyright dispute between Tianjin Meat Products Processing Complex and Song Xiaoman was awarded “the Annual Ten Typical IP Protection Cases for Chinese Procuratorial Organs in 2013”.

  2) Fortifying the new effects of the connection between administrative law enforcement and criminal justice

  The procuratorial organs at all levels in Tianjin energetically explored the establishment of the connection system between administrative law enforcement and criminal justice. Based on constantly improving the working mechanism, expanding the working range and refining the working measures, the connection between administrative law enforcement and criminal justice was enhanced in terms of timeliness, effectiveness and relevance. The procuratorial organs at all levels actively cooperated with relevant departments to complete the construction and application of  information sharing platform for the connection system. As an effective carrier, this platform not only enabled procuratorial organs to exercise a supervision over administrative law enforcement departments to transfer  clues in relation to IP infringement crimes, but also to supervise public security organs to place IP infringement crimes on file. The Municipal People’s Procuratorate aggressively promoted the connection between administrative law enforcement and criminal justice in collaboration with Tianjin Market and Quality Supervision and Administration Commission, the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau and Tianjin Federation of Industry & Commerce.n addition, efforts were directed towards pushing up the creation of a long-term communication and cooperation mechanism between the procuratorial organs and the municipal administrative law enforcement agencies. The the procuratorial organs at district and county levels played a positive role in developing and improving systems such as joint meetings with the public security, supervisory, and administrative law enforcement agencies at the district level,as well as system of case consulting and transfer, and of major case reporting. Meanwhile relevant work rules were formulated accordingly.

  9. The Judicial protection of intellectual property rights is continually enhanced.

  In 2014, Tianjin Municipal People’s Court further stepped up its efforts in the judicial protection of intellectual property rights. Throughout the year, another 1,347 civil IP cases were taken and 1,291 cases closed. Among these the Municipal court system  handled an addition of 970 civil IP cases of first instance, and closed 915; the second-instance civil intellectual property cases were 377 and 376 cases were closed. The number of IP criminal cases that were taken and settled were respectively 37( including court cases of long standing) and 29. Additionally, one administrative IP case was accepted and one closed.

  1) Bringing into full play the functions of IP judicial protection

  In relation to the new characteristics of IP disputes under the current situation, The Answers to Questions Related to the Ascertainment of Technical Facts in IP Cases was drafted to refine the ascertainment mechanism of technical facts. By continuous exploration of ways for technical professionals to assist in court trials, the scientific ascertainment of technical facts was gradually improved. To further regulate the trial of IP infringement cases, The Management Manual for Civil Trial Procedure of IP Cases was modified and improved; meanwhile, Trial Standards and Drafting Standards of Judgment Document for Civil Cases about Intellectual Property Rights and Trial Guidelines on the Patent Infringement Disputes of Violating Appearance Design were developed. At the same time, the public trial of IP cases was  vigorously promoted and the observation of the trial of IP infringement cases was encouraged with the employment of the new media to enhance publicity efforts. An array of  trademark infringement cases such as “En Lai Shun”, “Louis Vuitton” and “Nike” were selected as the representatives of the typical cases with precedents referential effects to launch publicity so that the IP-case related  pre-judgment ability and protection awareness for  citizens and businesses alike were improved. Trials of typical IPR cases such as “CYTS Tours Holding Co., Ltd.” and “Hangzhou SUREMOOV Automobile Repair Technologies Co., Ltd.” were chosen in the seventh batch of guiding cases by the Supreme People’ s Court; one judgment document won the first prize in the third National Excellent IP Judgment Documents held by the Supreme People’ s Court. Publicity efforts in relation to judicial protection for intellectual property rights were strengthened. As a result, the Higher People’ s Court released the White Paper on the Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Ten Typical Cases and five Excellent Judgment Documents.

  2) Serving economic growth and social progress

  The Higher People’ s Court drafted and carried out the Promotion Program for Intellectual Property Strategy(2014-2016) so as to guarantee the implementation of  arranged work. The contacts with industry associations were strengthened and guidance for these associations were enhanced to promote the healthy development of the industries. The Higher People’s Court of Tianjin deepened the coordination mechanism with the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau, the Municipal Science and Technology Commission, Tianjin Copyright Association and Tianjin Association of Creative Industries to carry out special trademark training for the intellectual property administrative law enforcement personnel. Persevering in the principle that trials work should serve the overall situation as well as the people, the Higher People’s Court directed its efforts to improve judicial capacity. First of all, the professional learning was strengthened. In the court system, seminars and discussions were organized on judicial interpretations by the Supreme People’ s Court for patent infringement judgment and act preservation. Secondly, the latest trends of trials were mastered without delaying. The guiding principles of Pilot Project Symposium on the Reform of “Three in One” IP Trials, the Conference on Enhancing IP Protection, the International Seminar on Intellectual Property Protection  and the fourth Forum on Anti-Monopoly Civil Litigation organized by the Supreme People’ s Court were studied and implemented. Thirdly, the training programs were reinforced so as to constantly improve the ability to study new situations and solve new problems. The past year saw the publication of 24 pieces of various case reviews, judgment documents and theoretical studies.

  IV. The Intellectual Property Culture IS Vigorously Promoted.

  During the industrial restructuring and upgrading of product quality, the intellectual property publicity work centered around the new pattern and the new normal of economic development and created special activities with highlighted cultural themes which all focused on increasing the spread of IP cultural elements in the publicity campaigns. Publicity efforts were also strengthened in the aspect of IP rights safeguarding. The 12330 public service film was broadcast in Tianjin satellite TV for 26 times; the WeChat platform was launched online which also realized the information sharing with Beijing12330. Relevant information was released by the intellectual property administrative micro-blog Tianjin that posted 162 pieces of information in 2014 with more than 110,000 fans. Publicity was focused on April 26th  Intellectual Property Publicity Week, the sixth China Patent Week, and 12.4 Popularizing-Law Publicity Week.The Tianjin IP Work Promotion Meeting of 2014 and the launching ceremony for Intellectual Property Publicity Week was held. A news conference was hosted by the municipal government on intellectual property development and  protection in Tianjin. Seminars on the Trademark Law and other laws and regulations were organized. In addition, a centralized destruction of IP violation, piracy and illegal publications was held in 2014. Exhibitions in Zhejiang and Shandong on the intangible cultural heritage as well as  campus activities in this aspect were actively engaged in. Tianjin Customs organized a centralized destruction of goods violating intellectual property and promoted the IP publicity activities in communities. As for the Municipal Public Security Bureau, it organized the Exhibition of Achievements in Fighting against IP Infringement as well as the centralized destruction ceremony of infringing goods. Furthermore, Tianjin Higher People’s Court hosted a press conference on the judicial protection of intellectual property rights.The development of IP education model schools was started and  “2014 Work Program for the Accreditation of Model Schools of Intellectual Property Education in Tianjin was formulated accordingly. The Gadgets Design Competition for Teenagers was refined and industrial design steadily promoted the program. The multi-level, multi-angle intellectual property education activities were actively carried out; the number of participants in various types of IP training in the city amounted to a total of more than 25,000. 28 domestic and international media including People’s Daily, Economic Daily, xinhuanet.com, Tianjin Daily and Evening News covered reports in relation to intellectual property protection in Tianjin with the annual publication of more than 1200 pieces of articles (or times) of various kinds.

  

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