Court calls for establishment of picture copyright trading exchanges

Beijing Internet Court has called on netizens and intellectual property protection authorities to jointly safeguard the copyright of pictures in cyberspace after witnessing a boom in such disputes in the past two years. The court said in a report issued on Tuesday that it heard 64,473 internet-related cases from Sept 9, 2018 to June 30, of which 77 percent related to copyright. More than half of the copyright lawsuits involved the improper use of pictures, the court said, adding that most of the infringements happened on social media platforms such as We…

IP rights well-protected at Canton Fair

Intellectual property rights are well-protected at this year's digital Canton Fair, attracting more international businesses than expected to sign contracts online during the 10-day event, Sina reported on Wednesday. Moving the Canton Fair or China Import and Expo Fair online has brought many challenges to the IP rights protection of participating companies, said He Jufeng, the deputy director of the Guangdong Intellectual Property Office.

China to strengthen supervision over cosmetics

Activities for manufacturing and operating cosmetic products will be subject to more stringent supervision and management, according to a regulation unveiled by the State Council on June 29. The move aims to ensure the quality and safety of cosmetics, safeguard the health of consumers, and keep the makeup industry on a sound growth trajectory. The regulation targets cosmetics production and operations in China, specifying applicable supervision and management provisions.