China Says IP Crackdown Led To 60K Arrests In 2013

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 1:00 PM EST) -- Roughly 60,000 suspects accused of committing intellectual property offenses, including the production of counterfeit drugs and other goods, to the tune of 173 billion yuan ($28 billion) were seized by Chinese police in 2013, China's state news agency reported on Tuesday.

With the Asian economic powerhouse’s unbridled piracy and manufacturing of fake goods straining its relationship with trading partners, Chinese authorities confiscated over 90 million tons of bogus and substandard merchandise, including phony pharmaceuticals, and broke up over 1,200 criminal counterfeiting networks last year, the Xinhua...
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