China to incorporate IP violations into “social credit” system for enterprises
Chinese enterprises with a record of IP infringement may soon have that fact reflected in their credit histories. The latest indication came in December, when the country’s chief administrative body, the State Council, included the idea in its “Opinion on Building a Strong IP Nation”, a blueprint for future reforms. Respect for intellectual property is set to become just one variable in a wide-ranging “Unified Social Credit System”, aimed at enhancing information-sharing between government agencies and deterring dishonest business practices. On a practical level, if implemented the system could make it easier for law enforcement and brand owners to identify and focus their resources on repeat offenders.
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