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2015年南京市知识产权保护状况
撰写时间:2017年05月24日

2015年,南京市围绕 “两个率先”,以建设国家创新型城市为目标,以知识产权与经济社会深度融合为主线,以运用知识产权制度提升创新驱动发展能力为导向,将知识产权战略作为建设新南京的重点战略,全力建设知识产权强市,扎实推进知识产权保护各项工作,成效显著。

  一、立法建制

  2015年,南京市知识产权政策、法规体系进一步完善。

  南京市委、市政府印发《关于加快建设知识产权强市的意见》(宁委发〔2015〕19号),从知识产权密集型产业等17个方面全面提出推进知识产权强市建设的目标。修定《南京市知识产权专项资金管理办法》(宁科〔2015〕165号),重点资助高价值发明授权专利和各类知识产权公共平台建设,推进知识产权优势转化为产业竞争力优势。制定《南京市专利导航产业发展实验区实施办法》(宁知〔2015〕20号),优化产业布局,引导产业创新。出台《南京市品牌奖励资金管理办法》(宁财规〔2015〕8号),完善商标品牌奖励政策。

  二、审批登记

  2015年,全市知识产权数量和质量取得新成绩。

  南京市专利申请总量达56099件,位居全省第三位,其中发明专利申请达27825件,位居全省第二位,实用新型20479件,外观设计7747件。全市专利授权总量达28104件,其中发明专利授权达8244件,同比增长56.58%,位居全省第二、全国同类城市第三。全市有效发明专利27173件,位居全省第二、全国同类城市第三,每万人有效发明专利拥有量达33.1件,继续位居全省第一。PCT专利271件,同比增长20.44%。2015年获得中国优秀专利奖25项,省专利奖12项,35家企业获得南京市优秀专利奖。

  南京市新申请商标注册3.6万件,有效商标注册量达10.51万件,马德里国际商标累计397件,地理标志累计5件。新认定驰名商标14件,中国驰名商标累计102件;新认定省著名商标71件,再认定省著名商标96件,省著名商标累计519件;新认定市著名商标117件,再认定市著名商标176件,市著名商标累计879件;新增市级产业集群商标品牌培育基地2家,市级产业集群商标品牌培育基地累计24家。

  南京市版权局加强著作权登记工作,在南京6个园区增设著作权登记工作站,全年完成一般作品登记5929件。

  三、执法监管

  2015年,全市知识产权保护力度进一步加强。

  1、行政执法

  南京市打击侵犯知识产权和制售假冒伪劣商品工作深入推进。据市打击侵权假冒工作领导小组办公室统计,2015年南京市行政执法立案查处侵权假冒案件981件,案值2516.17万元,办结案件722件,打掉制假、售假窝点86个。

  市知识产权局制定《南京市2015年知识产权执法维权“护航”专项行动方案》,指导全市开展“护航”工作。协调市工商局、版权局、公安局等知识产权管理部门开展联合执法5次,与省知识产权局开展专利联合执法4次。联合全市各区开展专项执法活动18次,查处假冒专利案件574件。专利侵权纠纷立案45件,结案40件。加强对各类展会的知识产权监管,进驻“2015第二届中国(南京)移门博览会”、“第93届全国糖酒商品交易会”等大型展会,调处展会期间的假冒专利、专利侵权投诉举报案件19起。

  市工商局严厉打击农村市场制假售假违法犯罪活动,遏制假冒伪劣商品向农村和城乡结合部转移的趋势,保障农业生产和农村消费者合法权益。发挥商标代理行业监管职能,健全商标代理机构数据库,并结合企业信用信息对40%商标代理机构进行抽查,严厉打击商标代理违法行为。全市立案查处产品质量案件292件,案值241.36万元,罚没款196.19万元;立案查处商标侵权案件139件,案值146.55万元,罚没款71.57万元。

  市版权局严厉打击未经许可传播音乐作品的侵权盗版行为;开展规范网络云存储空间版权专项整治行动,查办利用网络云存储空间进行侵权盗版的违法活动;集中整治微博、微信、微视、微电影等“微领域”及利用移动智能终端、电视盒子等未经授权非法复制、下载和传播他人作品的侵权行为。全市版权、文化综合执法队伍日常巡查和突击检查共出动执法人员8000余人次,检查各类出版物经营单位及摊点2727家次,收缴各类侵权盗版制品总数56196件,取缔关闭非法摊点9个,全年调解版权纠纷93起。

  市质监系统共立案查办各类违法案件379件,办结案件388件,涉案货值金额达1.12亿元,其中大要案件(销售额超过5万元或货值金额超过15万元的案件)35件,重大行政处罚(罚没款超过10万元)案件17件,移送司法机关涉嫌犯罪案件12件。南京柘塘水泥有限公司无证生产水泥案被国家质检总局评为2014年质检系统执法打假十大典型案例。刘卫民销售冒用他人厂名、厂址的“康绮墨丽”洗发乳案和南京恒康肥业有限公司生产、销售不符合国家强制性标准的复混肥料案被评为2015年全省稽查执法打假典型优秀案件。

  市农委执法检查、抽查、督查相结合,出动执法人员3254人次,检查农药品种8567个次、种子2831个次、化肥1130个次,检查饲料生产35家次,兽药生产21家次,兽药经营17家次,养殖场户29家次。抽检农药和肥料样本188个,发现不合格农资产品31个,抽检兽药饲料样143批次。督查暗访29次,涉及全市46个镇街235家农资店, 出动执法人员832人次。全年共立案查处假冒伪劣农资案件7起,办结4件,罚没款41800元,下发整改通知书、意见书及督办函73份。

  金陵海关开展“中国制造海外形象维护‘清风’行动”,加大货运、邮递、快件等渠道出口货物、物品的查验力度,提高对申报为国内自主品牌货物的查验比例,并与邮政企业加强联系,遏制不法分子通过“蚂蚁搬家”和“化整为零”方式寄递侵权货物的违法活动。全年共采取知识产权保护措施53起,其中进出口货运渠道1起、进出境邮递渠道52起、作出行政处罚1起。涉嫌侵权货物物品涉及品牌30余个,出口国家达20余个,数量5800余件,价值人民币46万余元。

  2、司法工作

  全市法院共受理各类知识产权案件2572件,其中民事案件2546件(民事一审2277件,民事二审269件),刑事案件23件,行政案件3件。共审结各类知识产权案件2614件。

  受理的知识产权民事案件中,商标权纠纷438件、著作权纠纷1797件、专利权纠纷163件、植物新品种权纠纷12件、知识产权合同纠纷67件、不正当竞争纠纷29件、其他知识产权纠纷40件。共审结各类知识产权民事案件2586件,案件结收比超过了百分之百。新类型知识产权案件不断涌现,如上诉人江苏幸福公社企业管理有限公司与被上诉人南京市金江典当有限责任公司、南京江南小院餐饮管理有限公司、倪志成案外人执行异议之诉,依据的是2012年修改后《民事诉讼法》第二百二十七条新规,也是市法院受理的第一例该类型案件;又如,上诉人王思雨因与被上诉人南京星蒂宝贝婴幼儿智力开发咨询有限公司、朱丹凤特许经营合同纠纷案,现行的法律、法规对在工商部门登记注册的经营性民办培训机构管理没有做出明确规定,认定诉争合同是否违反法律、行政法规的强制性规定存有争议。

  全市法院共受理知识产权刑事案件23件,其中假冒注册商标罪8件,销售假冒注册商标的商品罪11件,非法制造、销售非法制造的注册商标标识罪1件,侵犯商业秘密罪3件。共审结知识产权刑事案件22件。此外,全市法院受理知识产权行政案件3件,审结3件。

  全市检察机关共受理提请批准逮捕涉侵犯知识产权犯罪案件23件51人,批捕11件24人,受理移送审查起诉涉知识产权犯罪案件24件53人,提起公诉24件47人(其中假冒注册商标罪9件24人、销售假冒注册商标的商品罪10件16人、非法制造、销售非法制造的注册商标标识罪1件1人、侵犯商业秘密罪2件4人、在其他犯罪中含侵犯知识产权行为的2件2人)。办理一批重大有影响的案件,如江宁区院办理的段新苗侵犯商业秘密案被高检院评定为 “2014年度检察机关保护知识产权十大典型案例”。

  全市公安机关共立侵权假冒犯罪案件599起,提请发起集群战役6起,成功收网集群战役6起,参战外省发起集群战役14起,捣毁制假窝点216个,缴获各类假冒伪劣商品22万件,抓获各类涉假犯罪嫌疑人321名。南京打假工作综合绩效位列全省第一。

  四、机制建设

  2015年,全市各知识产权部门机制建设获得新进展。

  市知识产权局推进执法重心下移,实行“属地为主、条块结合、部门协同、联合执法”,推动各区知识产权局执法能力建设。2015年全省假冒专利案件办案数量前10位(县、区),江宁、鼓楼两个区进入榜单,其中江宁区位居榜首。推进贯彻国家《企业知识产权管理标准》(以下简称“贯标”)及“正版正货”承诺推进计划试点工作。新增“贯标”创建单位82家,累计534家。新增国家级知识产权保护规范化培育市场1家,累计1家。新增省级“正版正货”示范街区4家,累计9家,新增市级“正版正货”示范街区4家,累计17家。实施区域知识产权试点示范工作。全市有5个区(园区)被确定为国家级知识产权试点示范区(园区)、1个园区被确定为国家级知识产权试点示范园区,5家园区获批江苏省知识产权试点示范园区。全市187家企业被认定为市知识产权示范企业。

  市工商局以 “护航品牌”、商标授权经营进商场等活动为载体,完善商标日常监管新机制。改革商标监管方式方法,突出监管重点,严格依法履职,构建随机抽查、专项检查和重点检查相结合的日常监管机制。进一步完善商标品牌战略领导小组和工作机制,加强日常工作联络员制度,为推进商标品牌战略实施工作提供组织保障。

  市版权局开展版权示范园区创建工作,打造 “版权示范”工程,创建国家级版权示范园区1家,累计2家;建立软件正版化责任人数据库,完善软件资产管理制度。规范著作权鉴(认)定工作,完善区著作权鉴(认)定机制,组织市、区30多人参加国家新闻出版广电总局举办的出版物鉴定培训班,为版权执法和司法提供及时准确依据。 

  市质监局加强地理标志保护产品专用标志的宣传和管理,扩大消费者对地理标志产品的认知度;指导帮助符合条件的雨花茶生产企业申请地理标志产品专用标志使用注册,新申报并获批使用注册企业2家;向25家注册企业发放专用标志19.1万枚,并提供追溯信息查询服务,消费者可通过标贴上的配码辨别标志真伪,追溯产品来源。

  市司法局发挥律师法律服务平台的作用,引导法律服务机构拓展知识产权配套服务,辅导企业“贯标”、企业知识产权战略推进计划。完善政府法律顾问制度,受聘于南京市各级政府的法律顾问团,至少包括一家以知识产权为拳头服务的事务所,为政府知识产权决策、预警、纠纷解决等提供智力支持和法律服务。继续援藏知识产权保护工作。南京律师志愿者赴拉萨,为当地提供知识产权系列培训、知识产权申报咨询、专利申请免费代理、探索知识产权保护模式等服务。发挥公证在知识产权保护中的职能作用,2015年办理知识产权公证证据保全5300余件,公证证据在司法程序中的采信率达99%以上。

  南京市法学会知识产权法学研究会第二次会员代表大会在南京市中级人民法院召开。会议选举产生第二届会长、副会长、秘书长、常务理事和理事。研究会下设办公室、战略研究工作室、企业知识产权战略工作室、法律援助工作室、工业产权创新与国际保护工作室、反垄断诉讼研究工作室、知识产权司法鉴定工作室、商标品牌管理工作室、著作权市场化工作室、专利许可使用与管理工作室等十个研究组织。

  市检察院在实行知识产权犯罪案件专人专职化办理的同时加强对该类犯罪的研究,市院应邀参加由国家知识产权局等单位共同举办的2015年知识产权南湖论坛——“知识产权强国建设”国际研讨会,探讨知识产权保护领域的前沿问题。市院牵头南京铁检院、玄武、鼓楼、雨花台、江宁区院与南京理工大学共同研讨知识产权刑事司法保护工作中遇到的难点、热点问题,并草签检校战略合作协议。鼓楼区院成立“知识产权保护电子工作站”,设定“罪案预防教育”、“及时雨在线交流”、“政策法规查询”、“申诉举报受理”和“理论调研展示”等模块,进一步服务企业,强化对知识产权犯罪的打击预防,营造鼓励自主创新、保护知识产权的良好氛围。

  市公安局坚持“打建结合、以打促建”的工作思路,制定《2015年全市公安机关打击假冒伪劣犯罪工作绩效评估办法》,统筹推进经济犯罪侦查的基础建设,切实做到“四个强化”:强化情报信息工作,建立假冒伪劣犯罪“黑名单”库和假冒伪劣犯罪积分预警模型;强化侦查技术手段建设,提升核心战斗力;强化打假阵地控制,探索建立健全警企协作机制、网上打假机制;强化行政执法协作,与全市11家行政执法单位签订联络协作协议,加强行政执法和刑事司法衔接。

  金陵海关完善知识产权海关保护企业联系点配合机制。加强与金城集团、江苏苏美达、江苏海企等5家省市大型外贸企业的合作,组织其赴上海海关各口岸开展知识产权海关保护活动。

  五、宣传咨询

  2015年,各相关部门组织开展大量宣传工作。

  市知识产权局开展“4.26世界知识产权日”系列宣传活动,举办以“培育创新精神,设计美好未来”为主题的“南京市第二届外观设计专利与创意设计大赛”,选拔出409件优秀创新作品入围参展,其中30件作品被评选为优秀设计奖,8家单位荣获优秀组织奖;举办“文化创意设计与知识产权保护”、“PCT国际申请与欧洲知识产权保护”专题讲座、南京市生物医药企业家知识产权沙龙等,邀请专家与企业家进行互动交流;组织南京市中小学生参加江苏省第五届青少年发明家评选活动, 4人荣获江苏省青少年发明家一等奖、3人荣获二等奖、9人荣获三等奖,2家单位荣获青少年发明家摇篮奖。

  市工商局首次编纂《南京市商标发展与保护状况白皮书》在《南京日报》上发布,对全市商标发展状况进行展示;以南京市驰名商标总数突破100件为契机,在《南京日报》以“擦亮企业商标金字招牌,主推经济转型跨越发展”为题专版宣传,总结南京市实施商标战略以来的工作,宣传南京市驰名商标,激励企业重视品牌发展、培育驰著名商标。

  市版权局在“4.26世界知识产权日”期间,开展版权宣传系列活动,张贴版权宣传海报1000多份;在有线电视、地铁、公交移动电视等地方滚动播放版权保护公益视频达万余次;在“创意南京just me”、“魅力秦淮FOR YOU”专场活动、第二届外观设计专利及创意设计大赛、徐州文创版权展以及第十一届中国(南京)软件博览会等场合,开展形式多样的宣传活动,宣传版权创新成果;接受现场咨询1500余人次,发放宣传资料3700余份。

  市农委先后8次组织执法人员开展“走进乡村、走进农民”为主题的“双走进”活动,帮助农民识假辨假,指导农民科学使用农资,宣传有关法律法规,营造全社会关心农资打假和支农护农、打假扶优的氛围。全年共出动执法和科技人员180余人次,参与群众6000余人次,接受群众咨询1500余人次,悬挂横幅标语22条,发放法律、科技书籍1000余本、明白纸0.6万份、一封信0.5万份,现场展销农资产品4800公斤,展销金额3万元,现场受理投诉举报15件,案件回访15件。

  市司法局利用普法网站、微博、六合法治农民画等宣传载体,开展专业法律法规的宣传,普及知识产权知识。督促知识产权管理部门落实“谁执法谁普法”责任,开展相关领域专业法规的普法宣传。组织律师参加南京仲裁委员会有关“知识产权争议仲裁机制及相关问题”沙龙活动、“商标确权及专利确权”、“知识产权司法鉴定”知识产权律师论坛;举办“从获得诺贝尔奖来谈科研组织及高等学校的知识产权管理”专题研讨会,由屠呦呦科研成果“青蒿素”相关知识产权问题引入,对国家知识产权局《科研组织知识产权管理规范(征求意见稿)》和《高等学校知识产权管理规范(征求意见稿)》,进行研读和讨论;坚持知识产权宣传进社区,解答市民关心的假冒伪劣产品、傍名牌、使用盗版软件的违法性等疑惑。

  全市法院以 “4.26世界知识产权日”为契机,打造知识产权宣传平台,立体、多视角地广泛宣传南京知识产权司法保护所取得的成绩,充分展示知识产权法官的风采,树立知识产权司法保护的良好形象。全市法院相互合作,通过新闻发布会、公布典型案例、走进高新企业、举行法律咨询、邀请群众旁听开庭等多种方式,运用报纸、广播、电视以及互联网络等各种媒体,不断加大知识产权司法保护的宣传力度,提高全社会的知识产权意识。

  市检察院发挥“南京知识产权保护战略联盟”的作用,在“4.26世界知识产权日”期间开展知识产权宣传活动。市院举办知识产权保护专题媒体集中采访活动,介绍南京知识产权刑事司法保护现状,重点剖析商业秘密保护过程中的难点问题等,中新网、现代快报、澎湃新闻社、江苏卫视等10余家媒体进行报道; 市院组织南京铁检院、建邺、栖霞、雨花台区院通过宣传展板、发放宣传手册、问题解答等多种形式开展知识产权保护现场宣传活动;鼓楼区院召开知识产权刑事犯罪案件新闻发布会,将辖区近三年的知识产权犯罪案件特点、趋势等通过新闻媒体对外发布。玄武区院举办 “百家汇”杯电子商务知识产权竞赛,普及知识产权保护知识。南京铁检院联合南京铁路运输法院、浦口区公安分局、质监局、工商局、环保局共同开展“假冒伪劣产品无害化销毁处理”活动。 

  市公安局将宣传工作与战役行动同部署、同计划、同推进。“5.15经侦宣传日”在大行宫广场开展综合宣传,围绕侵犯知识产权、传销、非法集资、假币等与民生密切相关的经济犯罪,发放各种宣传资料360余份,接受群众咨询80余人次,江苏电视台城市频道、教育频道、南京电视台新闻频道、南京日报等省市新闻媒体进行现场采访、报道。此外,通过中央、省级新闻媒体集中宣传报道打假工作情况50余次,通过QQ群、微博、微信等网络媒介开展新媒体问政活动,提高市民参与度,扩大专项行动的影响。

  金陵海关开展“打假在一线 国门扬清风”知识产权保护宣传日活动,走进驻邮局办事处、驻新生圩办事处等业务一线,邀请知识产权权利人开展培训,提升关员对品牌商品的认知和真假辨别技能,宣传介绍金陵海关知识产权保护工作;通过张贴海报、电子滚动屏等方式,在业务窗口开展知识产权海关保护宣传活动;参与《知识产权海关在行动》微电影拍摄;组织向社会公益事业转交侵权物品活动;通过南京日报、现代快报、扬子晚报等地方主流媒体刊发知识产权保护法律法规宣传新闻。

  六、教育培训

  2015年,知识产权教育培训工作积极推进。

  市知识产权局实施“百千万”知识产权人才建设工程,在南京5所高校建立知识产权人才培训基地,开展专利信息分析利用初级实战培训班、专利挖掘与布局初级实战培训班、企业家知识产权高层研修班、知识产权总监培训班、知识产权工程师培训班、企业知识产权工作者培训班、“贯标”企业内审员培训班、“正版正货”创建工作培训、专利行政执法人员业务培训等多层次培训,内容涉及知识产权政策解读、商业秘密保护、知识产权诉讼、专利保险与知识产权质押融资、专利行政执法等。全年培训知识产权人员10000余人次。2015年,南京市2人入选“全国知识产权领军人才”,2人入选“全国百千万知识产权人才工程百名高层次人才”。

  市工商局举办全市商标业务培训班,邀请专家和业务骨干授课,提升全市商标管理工作水平。召开两次商标代理机构负责人座谈会,加强与商标代理机构的沟通,发挥工商部门对商标代理行业的监管职能。加强与企业的沟通联系,开展商标帮扶工作。先后走访国电南瑞等驰、著名商标企业,指导企业建立健全商标管理机构和制度,帮助部分商标企业开展打假行动。

  市版权局和文化综合执法总队分别组织开展针对行业软件正版化、广播影视和网络侵权的专项培训,全市机关和医疗卫生行业信息管理人员160余人次参加正版化培训;11个区的50余名行政执法人员参加广播影视行政执法培训;市文化综合执法总队举办文化综合执法培训,来自山西省、成都市、绵阳市、新疆伊宁等兄弟城省市执法部门共90余人参加培训。

  市农委及各区分别组织召开6次农资经营店负责人培训会议,讲解法律要点,明确执法重点,提高经营者的守法意识和守法能力,培训农资经营者和农资使用大户800余人次。针对农业部颁布并于2015年7月1日起施行的《饲料质量安全管理规范》,市农委举办专题培训班,全市各区饲料管理部门以及28家饲料生产企业负责人共64人参加培训。

  市司法局围绕专利、商标代理和法律服务业务,进行专题培训,帮助、指导律师事务所和律师提高代理服务水平。紧密结合国家有关部门知识产权法律、司法解释的起草、修订工作,召开各项研讨活动,提高知识产权律师的执业水平和执业能力。南京市律协知识产权专业委员会联合南京理工大学知识产权学院开展 “非诚勿扰”商标侵权案件判决分析研讨会,南京市数十位知识产权律师和数百位南京理工大学知识产权学院同学参与此案例教学活动。鼓励律师事务所与高校展开联合培养机制。江苏圣典律师事务所与南京理工大学签约,成为南京理工大学知识产权学院的实习基地,引导学生将理论知识转化为实践,培养复合型知识产权人才。

  市法院举办知识产权条线审判业务培训班,全市两级法院及铁路运输法院知识产权审判人员共50余人次参加培训。此外,市法院先后安排审判骨干参加最高人民法院应用法学研究所与清华大学法学院知识产权法研究中心联合举办的“中国知识产权典型案例·清华论坛2015”、工业和信息化电子知识产权中心在成都主办的“ICT行业反垄断法实施研讨会”、复旦大学开设的“现代庭审的理论与应用”课程等各类学术交流活动及专业课程进修。

  市检察院邀请知识产权保护领域的专家学者与办案能手共同研讨,提高办案人员专业认知能力和法律适用能力。雨花台区院践行“企业本位”理念,联合软件谷科技人才局面向高科技企业开展知识产权保护分类分层培训。

  金陵海关加强知识产权保护执法技能培训,派员参加上级海关和地方组织的各种识假辨假打假业务培训,并组织好一线执法人员的再培训工作;依托海关在线学习管理平台,开展多种形式的知识产权岗位练兵和比武活动;组织工作交流,剖析典型案例,总结办案经验,提升关员查发线索和执法办案能力。

  七、国际交流

  市科委(知识产权局)组团赴新加坡、以色列参加科技交流活动,考察学习新加坡裕廊工业园和以色列海法科技园高新技术、孵化载体建设及知识产权保护经验。省知识产权局主办、市知识产权局承办 “海外专利申请与维权宣讲活动”,邀请欧盟、澳大利亚、韩国、日本多位外国专家就欧盟、澳洲、新西兰、日本等5国和地区专利申请与诉讼实务进行专题演讲,并与到场企业界代表进行互动答疑。

  市商务局通过加强知识产权领域的交流,促进进出口公平贸易,提升企业在国际化经营中的风险防范和应对能力。一是完善进出口公平贸易预警机制,加强对国外技术性贸易壁垒的关注和宣传。二是通过网络、座谈、讲座等多种形式,加大对服务外包领域知识产权保护工作的宣传力度,探索建立知识产权服务新模式,强化预防监管职责,维护接发包双方合法权益。

  市司法局开展与外地知识产权专业法律服务机构的业务交流活动,拓宽知识产权业务发展思路,优化知识产权专业服务方式,提升知识产权专业服务标准。市律师协会邀请日本、美国律师来宁,专题研讨有关网络著作权侵权中日实务最新动向、美国专利诉讼相关情况。

  八、知识产权仲裁

  2015年10月,经报市政府批准,南京仲裁委员会会同市知识产权局、市工商局、市版权局,成立全省第一家专门处理知识产权纠纷的仲裁工作平台——知识产权仲裁院。11月9日,南京仲裁委员会知识产权仲裁院揭牌,标志着南京知识产权纠纷多元化解决机制的加强和完善,知识产权保护工作进一步与国际接轨。2015年,南京仲裁委员会受理知识产权纠纷案件29件,涉案标的额2800多万元,涉及软件开发、技术转让、商标权转让、特许经营、著作权和技术服务等合同纠纷;审结案件24件,其中裁决5件、调解9件、和解撤案12件。

  二○一五年南京市知识产权保护状况

  STATE OF PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF NANJING CITY IN YEAR 2015

  南京市知识产权办公会议办公室

  The Office of Working Meeting of Intellectual Property of Nanjing City

  STATE OF PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF NANJING CITY IN YEAR 2015

  In the year 2015, centering on the "two taking the lead" goals of Jiangsu Province, aiming at building a national innovation-oriented city, focusing on the deep combination of intellectual property and economy and society, and guiding by using intellectual property system to improve innovation-oriented development capacity, Nanjing regarded the intellectual property strategy as a key strategy to build a new Nanjing, strained every nerve to build a strong city of intellectual property and soundly promoted all the protection activities of intellectual properties, having achieved prominent results.

  I. Legislation and system establishment

  In 2015, policies and regulation systems of intellectual property of Nanjing have been improved continuously.

  The Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government of Nanjing issued the Opinions on Accelerating the Development of A Strong City of Intellectual Property (N. W. F. [2015] No. 19), putting forward the goal of promoting the building of a strong city of intellectual property in an all-round way from such 17 aspects as intellectual property-intensive industries. It revised the Management Methods for Special Capital for Intellectual Property in Nanjing City (N. K. [2015] No. 165), which focuses on funding high-value patents on inventions and building a public platform of various intellectual properties so as to promote the transformation from intellectual property advantages to industrial competitiveness advantages. It formulated the Implementation Methods for Nanjing Development Pilot Zone for Patents Guidance Industry (N. Z. [2015] No.20) to optimize the distribution of industries and guide industrial innovation. It issued the Management Methods for Financial Incentives for Brands of Nanjing City (N. C. G. [2015] No.8) to improve rewards policy of trademark brands.

  II. Approval registration

  New breakthroughs have been achieved in 2015 on both quantity and quality of intellectual properties in the whole city.

  The total number of patent applications in Nanjing reached 56,099, ranking the 3rd in the whole province, in which applications for invention patents were 27,825, ranking the 2nd in the whole province, and applications for new utility models and appearance designs were 20,479 and 7,747 respectively. The total number of patent authorizations was 28,104, in which authorized invention patents were 8,244 increasing 56.58% compared to the same period of last year, ranking 2nd in the whole province and the 3rd in the same category of cities in China. The number of patents on effective inventions in the whole city reached 27,173, ranking 2nd in the whole province and the 3rd in the same category of cities in China. There were 33.1 patents on effective inventions for every one hundred thousand people, continuously ranking the 1st in the whole province. The number of PCT patents reached 271, an increase of 20.44% on a year-on-year basis. During the year of 2015, 25 excellent patent awards of China were acquired, together with 12 of the province. 35 enterprises acquired excellent patent awards from Nanjing City.

  The number of new applications for trademark registration in Nanjing was 36,000, and that of effective trademark registrations reached 105,100. Madrid registered trademarks added up to 397, and that of geographic sign to 5. 14 Chinese well-known trademarks were newly recognized. The total number of Chinese well-known trademarks reached 102. Newly recognized famous trademarks of the province were 71, re-recognized 96, and the total of which reached 519. Newly recognized famous trademarks of the city were 117, re-recognized 176, and in total 879 pieces. 2 branded cultivation bases of industrial cluster of municipal level were newly recognized, the total of which reached 24.

  The Nanjing Municipal Copyright Bureau strengthened copyright registration, set up new copyright registration stations in 6 industrial parks in Nanjing, and completed registration of general works 5,929 pieces during the whole year.

  III. Law execution and supervision

  The protection on intellectual properties of the whole municipality during 2015 was further strengthened.

  1. Administrative law enforcement

  The work of cracking down on infringements of intellectual properties and counterfeit and forged commodities was deepened in Nanjing. According to the statistics of the leading team office of Nanjing for cracking down infringements and counterfeits, the city set up 981 cases concerning cracking down infringements and counterfeits, with the value of cases involved reaching RMB 25,161,700. The number of cases handled was 722 and 86 dens producing or selling counterfeited commodities were destroyed.

  The Municipal Intellectual Property Administration formulated 2015 Special Action Program of Intellectual Property Law Execution and Right Protection “Escort” in Nanjing, guiding the "escort" work in the whole city. It coordinated intellectual property management departments including the Administration for Industry and Commerce, Copyright Bureau and Public Security Bureau to carry out joint law enforcement 5 times on intellectual property, carried out joint law enforcement on patent with the Provincial Intellectual Property Administration 4 times, and launched special law enforcement activities with all districts 18 times. It checked 574 cases of counterfeiting patents. 45 cases of disputes on patent infringement were set up and 40 were settled. It strengthened supervision of intellectual property on various exhibitions. Large exhibitions marched into Nanjing and stationed there, such as the "2015 2nd China (Nanjing) Exhibition of Sliding Door" and the "93th China Fair of Sugar and Wind Products", mediated 19 cases of counterfeiting patents and patents infringement complained and reported during the exhibitions.

  The Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce seriously cracked down on illegal and criminal activities of producing or selling counterfeit and forged commodities in rural markets and suppressed trends of transfer of fake and inferior quality commodities to villages and urban-rural combination area to guarantee agricultural production and legal rights and interests of consumers in the countryside. It gave full play to regulatory function of trademark agencies, improved database of trademark agencies, and carried out random inspection of 40% trademark agencies by combining with enterprises' credit information to strictly crack down illegal behaviors concerning trademark agency. The whole city set up and settled 292 cases of product quality with a value of RMB 2,413,600 and imposed total fine of RMB 1,961,900. The city set up and settled 139 cases of infringement of trademarks with a value of RMB 1,465,500, and imposed total fine of RMB 715,700.

  The Municipal Copyright Bureau severely cracked down on infringement and piracy of spreading music without authorization. It carried out a special rectification action to normalize copyright of cloud storage space to investigate illegal activities of infringement and piracy by using cloud storage space. It focused on rectifying "micro fields" such as Weibo, WeChat, micro video and micro film, as well as infringement of illegal copying, downloading and spreading others' works without authorization by using mobile intelligent terminal and TV box, etc. The copyright and cultural comprehensive law enforcement teams of the whole city carried out daily tour inspection and sudden inspection, deployed more than 8,000 persons, checked 2,727 operators and booths of all types of publications, confiscated 56,196 pieces of infringed and fake products, and closed down 9 illegal booths and mediated 93 disputes concerning copyrights during the whole year.

  The Municipal Quality Supervision Bureau set up and handled 379 illegal cases, and settled 388 cases, the value of goods involved reached RMB 112 million, in which 35 were serious cases (the sales volume over RMB 50,000 or the value of goods over RMB 150,000), 17 were significant administrative punishment (fine over RMB 100,000) cases, and 12 were transferred to judicial authority for being suspected for criminality. The case of Nanjing Zhetang Cement Co., Ltd. producing cement without license was evaluated as one of ten typical law enforcement and anti-counterfeit cases of the quality inspection system in 2014 by the State Administration of Quality Supervision. The case of Liu Weimin falsely selling "DAENG GI MEO RI" Shampoo by using others' plant names and addresses, and the case of Nanjing Hengkang Fertilizer Co., Ltd. producing and selling compound fertilizer inconformity with national mandatory standards were evaluated as typical and excellent cases for law enforcement and anti-counterfeit in the whole province in 2015.

  Combining check, random inspection and supervision for law enforcement, the Municipal Agricultural Committee mobilized 3,254 persons for law enforcement, inspected 8,567 pesticides, 2,831 times of seeds and 1,130 fertilizers, and checked 35 fodder manufacturers, 21 veterinary drug manufacturers, 17 veterinary drug operators and 29 farms. It randomly checked 188 samples of pesticides and fertilizers, with 31 unqualified agricultural materials, and checked 143 batches of samples of veterinary drugs and fodder. It inspected and investigated 29 times in secret, with 235 agricultural materials stores at 46 towns and streets in the whole city involved, and mobilized 832 persons for law enforcement. During the whole year, it investigated 7 cases of counterfeit and forged agricultural materials, with 4 handled, imposed total fine of RMB 41,800, and issued more than 73 notices, opinions and letters for rectification.

  Jinling Customs carried out the "'Refreshing Breeze' Campaign Maintaining Oversea Image of Made in China" to strengthen inspection of export goods and commodities from channels including freight, post and express delivery, increase the proportion of inspection of goods declared as domestic self-owned brand, and strengthen the bond with postal enterprises to restrain lawbreakers from illegal actions of delivering infringing goods by means of "ants moving" and "breaking up the whole into parts". It carried out 53 protective measures on intellectual property, including 1 of import and export from freight and 52 of import and export from post, with 1 rendered administrative punishment. Over 30 brands were suspected as infringed goods and commodities which were exported to over 20 countries, with the number of more than 5,800 and the value of more than RMB 460,000.

  2. Jurisdiction work

  The courts of the city accepted 2,572 cases concerning all kinds of intellectual properties, including 2,546 civil cases (2,277 civil cases of first instance and 269 civil cases of second instance), 23 criminal cases and 3 administrative cases. It accepted and settled 2,614 cases concerning all kinds of intellectual properties.

  During the civil cases of intellectual properties accepted, there were 438 disputes on trademark right, 1,797 on copyrights, 163 on patent rights, 12 on new varieties of plants, 67 on intellectual property contracts, 29 on improper competitions and 40 of other disputes on intellectual properties. In total 2,586 civil cases of various types of intellectual properties were settled, and the reception and settlement rate reached 100%. New types of intellectual property cases kept surging. For example, the lawsuit of case outsiders to implement the complaint between the petitioner Jiangsu Happiness Commune Enterprise Management Co., Ltd. and the respondents Nanjing Ihoon Pawn Co., Ltd., Nanjing Jiangnan Xiaoyuan Catering Management Co., Ltd. and Ni Zhicheng is based on the new provision of Article 227 of Civil Procedure Law revised in 2012, which is the first case of such type accepted by the municipal court. Also, for the franchising contract case between the petitioner Wang Siyu and the respondents Nanjing Xingdi Baobei Infant Intelligence Development & Consultation Co., Ltd. and Zhu Danfeng, no specific provisions on management of operational private training institution registered at administrations for industry and commerce were stipulated by the existing laws and regulations. Therefore, it determined that whether the disputed contract violates the mandatory provisions of laws and administrative regulations is controversial.

  The courts of the whole city in total heard 23 criminal cases concerning infringement of intellectual properties, in which 8 involved criminality of counterfeiting registered trademarks, 11 of selling commodities of counterfeited registered trademarks, 1 of illegally manufacturing and selling illegally produced registered trademark logos, and 3 in infringing trade secrets. In total 22 criminal cases of intellectual property were settled. In addition, the courts of the city accepted and settled 3 administrative cases concerning infringement of intellectual properties.

  The procurator institutions of the whole city accepted 23 cases including 51 persons proposed for approval on arrest due to criminality of infringing intellectual property, approved to arrest 24 persons of 11 cases, accepted 24 cases transferred for examination before prosecution involving 53 persons for criminality of infringing intellectual properties, and initiated public prosecution on 24 cases involving 47 persons (in which 9 cases including 24 persons were criminality on falsifying registered trademarks, 10 cases including 16 persons on selling commodities of counterfeited registered trademarks, 1 case including 1 person on illegally manufacturing and selling illegally produced registered trademark logos, 2 cases including 4 persons on infringements of trade secrets and 2 cases including 2 persons were cases in other criminalities that infringed intellectual properties). The procurator institutions conducted a batch of intellectual property cases of significant influences, such as the case of Duan Xinmiao infringing on trade secrets accepted by the Procuratorate of Jiangning District was elected as the "Top 10 Typical Cases on Protecting Intellectual Property of Procuratorates in 2014” by the Supreme People’s Procurator of the People’s Republic of China.

  The public security departments of the whole city filed 599 cases involving criminalities of infringing intellectual properties and counterfeits, initiated and successfully completed 6 cluster battles, participated in 14 cluster battles initiated by other provinces, hit down 216 dens that produced and sold counterfeits, confiscated 220,000 counterfeit commodities of all types, and caught 321 suspects of falsification. The comprehensive performance of anti-counterfeits in Nanjing was ranked as the 1st in the whole province.

  IV. System construction

  In the year 2015, relevant departments of the municipality concerning intellectual property protection have achieved new progress in the aspect of system construction.

  The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau pushed the center of law enforcement move downward, carried out the principle of "focus on territory, integration of departments and regions at different levels, collaboration of departments and joint law enforcement", and pushed the building of law enforcement ability of intellectual property bureaus of the districts. Jiangning District and Gulou District were among the top ten (counties and districts) handling cases of counterfeiting patents in Jiangsu Province in 2015, of which Jiangning District ranked the first. It implemented the national Management Standards on Enterprises’ Intellectual Properties (referred to as “implementing standards” hereinafter) and the plan pilot work of the “real copyrights and real goods” guarantees. 82 entities "implementing the standards" were newly added, totaling 534. 1 national normalized cultivation entity for intellectual property protection protection was added, totaling 1. 4 demonstrative blocks of “real copyrights and real goods” of provincial level were increased, in total 9; and 4 of municipal level were added, in total 17. The pilot demonstration of intellectual property in the area was carried out. In the whole city, 5 districts (parks) were determined as state-level pilot zones (parks) for intellectual properties, 1 park as state-level pilot park of intellectual properties and 5 parks as pilot parks for intellectual properties of Jiangsu Province. 187 enterprises were recognized as model enterprises of intellectual property of the city.

  Relying on the activities of "Escorting Brands" and authorized operation of trademark into the market, the Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce improved the new mechanism of trademark daily supervision. It reformed means and methods of trademark supervision, emphasized key points of supervision, strictly performed its duties according to law, and built a daily supervision mechanism by combining random check, special check and key check. It further improved the leading group of trademark brand strategy and its working mechanism and strengthened the liaison man system of daily work to provide organization guarantee for pushing the implementation of trademark brand strategy.

  The Municipal Copyright Bureau carried out the construction of copyright demonstrative parks, created the "Copyright Demonstration" project. It created 1 copyright demonstrative park of national level, in total 2. It set up a responsible person database of software authorization and improved the software asset management system. It normalized copyright certification (recognition), improved district copyright certification (recognition) mechanism, and organized more than 30 persons from the city and districts to participate in the training class for publication certification held by the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China, providing timely and correct basis for copyright law enforcement and justice. 

  The Municipal Quality Supervision Bureau strengthened advertising and management on special signs of protected products with geographic signs to expand the customers' recognition of products with geographic signs. It guided and assisted the qualified producers of "Yuhua Tea" in applying for use and registration of special signs of products with geographic signs, with 2 newly declared enterprises whose use and registration were approved. It issued 191,000 special signs to 25 registered enterprises, and provided inquiry service of tracking information, by which, the customers can identify authenticity of labels through tracking code and track the sources of products.

  The Municipal Justice Bureau exerted the functions of the lawyers' legal service platform, guided the legal service organizations to expand the supporting services to intellectual properties, and guided "Implementing Standards" of the enterprises and strategic promotion plan of intellectual properties of enterprises. It improved the legal adviser system of the government. The legal advisory group employed by government of all levels of Nanjing City shall include one law office with intellectual property as its key service, so as to provide intellectual support and legal service for the government concerning decision-making, pre-warning and dispute settlement of intellectual property. It continuously supported the intellectual property protection work in Tibet. Nanjing lawyer volunteers went to Lhasa to provide services such as serial trainings on intellectual properties, consultation of declaration of intellectual properties, free agency for patent application, and exploration of protection models of intellectual properties for the locals there. The functions of notary public offices of the city were exerted in the protection of intellectual properties. They conducted over 5,300 evidence preservation notarizations involving intellectual property protection in 2015. The adaptation rate of notarized evidences in judicial procedure reached more than 99%.

  The second member representative conference of Nanjing Law Society Intellectual Property Law Research Association was held at the Intermediate People's Court of Nanjing city. The conference elected chairman, vice chairman, secretary general, executive director and directors of the second term. The association set up office, strategic research studio, strategic research studio for enterprise intellectual property, legal aid studio, studio for industry property innovation and international protection, studio for anti-monopoly litigation research, studio for juridical certification of intellectual properties, studio for trademark brand management, studio for copyright marketization, and studio for patent authorization and management.

  The Municipal Procuratorate carried out the handling of criminal cases on intellectual properties by professionalized staffs and strengthened research of such criminality. It was invited to participate in the international seminar of the South Lake Forum on Intellectual Properties in 2015——"the Building of An Intellectual Property Power" jointly held by entities such as the State Intellectual Property Administration to explore frontier issues in the field of intellectual property protection. Together with the Nanjing Railway Procuratorate, the Procuratorate of Xuanwu District, the Procuratorate of Gulou District, the Procuratorate of Yuhuatai District, the Procuratorate of Jiangning District and Nanjing University of Science and Technology, it took the lead to discuss difficulties and hot issues during criminal judicatory protection of intellectual properties, and initialed an agreement for inspection strategic cooperation. The Procuratorate of Gulou District established the "E-station of intellectual property protection", with modules such as "criminal case preventive education", "immediate online communication", "inquiry of policies, laws and regulations", "acceptance of appeal and report" and "display of theoretic investigation and research" to better serve the enterprises, strengthen strike and prevention of criminal cases of intellectual properties, and create a sound atmosphere of encouraging self-innovation and intellectual property protection.

  The Municipal Public Security Bureau stuck to the working idea of "combination of cracking down and building, with the former supporting the latter". It formulated the "Methods for Evaluating Performance of Crackdown on Falsification Criminality of Public Security Departments of the Whole City in 2015", and promoted basic building of investigation of economic criminality to implement "Four strengthening": strengthening intelligence information work to establish a database of black list of falsification criminality and a model of early warning of credits of falsification criminality; strengthening the building of investigative techniques to improve core fighting capacities; strengthening the control of anti-counterfeit front to explore the establishment and improvement of a collaboration mechanism between polices and enterprises and an online anti-counterfeit mechanism; and strengthening cooperation of administrative law enforcement by signing cooperation agreements with 11 administrative law enforcement entities to strengthen connection between administrative law enforcement and criminal justice.

  Jinling Customs improved the mechanism of enterprise contact point of custom protection of intellectual properties. Jinling Customs strengthened the cooperation with 5 large foreign trade enterprises of the province and the city, such as Jincheng Group, Sumec and Jiangsu Overseas Group, and organized them to ports of Shanghai Customs to carry out activities of customs protection of intellectual properties.

  V. Publicity and consultation

  All relevant departments organized a lot of publicity in 2015.

  The Municipal Intellectual Property Administration carried out a series of publicity activities of "4.26 World Intellectual Property Day". It held the "2nd Appearance Design Patent and Creative Design Contest of Nanjing City" with the theme of "Cultivating Spirit of Innovation, Designing Better Future", with 409 excellent works elected for an exhibition, of which 30 works were rated as Excellent Design Award and 8 entities as Excellent Organization Award. It held thematic lectures such as "Cultural Creative Design and Intellectual Property Protection" and "PCT International Application and European Intellectual Property Protection", and held intellectual property salon for biological medicine entrepreneurs of Nanjing City to invite specialists to communicate with entrepreneurs. It organized elementary and middle school students of Nanjing City to participate in the election of the 5th Teenager Inventors of Jiangsu Province, with 4 won the first prize of teenager inventors of Jiangsu Province, 3 the second prize, 9 the third prize and 2 entities the Cradle Prize of Teenager Inventors.

  The Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce compiled the White Paper of Situation of Trademark Development and Protection of Nanjing City for the first time and published it on Nanjing Daily, showing the situation of trademark development of the whole city. Taking the opportunity of the total number of well-known trademarks in Nanjing City realizing 100, it publicized in special edition on Nanjing Daily with the title of "Shining the most reliable enterprise trademarks, promoting the economic transformation and great-leap-forward development" to summarize the work since the implementation of trademark strategy of Nanjing, publicize well-known trademarks in Nanjing and encourage enterprises to lay stress on brand development and cultivation of well-known and famous trademarks.

  The Municipal Copyright Bureau carried out a series of publicity activities concerning copyright during the "4.26 World Intellectual Property Day". It posted more than 1,000 publicity posters of copyright, and played public service videos of copyright protection over 10,000 times by cable TV as well as subway and bus mobile TV. It also carried publicity activities by special activities such as "Creative Nanjing Just Me" and "Charming Qinhuai for You" as well as occasions such as the 2nd Appearance Design Patent and Creative Design Contest, Xuzhou Cultural Innovation Copyright Exhibition and the 11th China (Nanjing) International Software Exposition to publicize results of copyright innovation. It accepted on-site consultation of more than 1,500 persons, and dispatched more than 3,700 publicity materials.

  The Municipal Agricultural Committee successively organized law enforcement personnel to carry out the "double-entering" activities with the theme of "entering into villages and farmers" for 8 times to help farmers to identify counterfeits, instruct farmers to scientifically use agricultural materials, publicize relevant laws and regulations, and create the atmosphere of caring anti-counterfeit of agricultural materials as well as supporting and protecting farmers, and cracking down on counterfeits and developing the good by the whole society. It mobilized over 180 law enforcement personnel and scientific & technical personnel with more than 6,000 people participated, accepted consultation of more than 1,500 times, hung 22 banners, issued over 1,000 legal books and scientific & technical books, 6,000 pieces of official documents for issues of agriculture, farmer and rural area written in plain language and 5,000 letters to farmers, exhibited and sold 4,800 kg of agricultural materials on site with the amount of RMB 30,000, and accepted 15 cases of complaints and reports on site, with 15 cases paid a return visit.

  The Municipal Justice Bureau, by using publicity carriers such as law popularization website, Weibo and Luhe Farmer Painting with the theme of rule of law, carried out publicity of professional laws and regulations and popularized knowledge of intellectual properties. It urged intellectual property management department to implement the responsibility of "who enforces the law shall popularize the law", and carried out law popularization publicity of laws and regulations in relevant fields. It organized lawyers to participate in salon of "arbitration mechanism of intellectual property disputes and relevant issues", "confirmation of trademark right and patent right" and intellectual property lawyer forum "juridical authentication of intellectual property" by Nanjing Arbitration Committee. It held the symposium titled "Study of intellectual property management of scientific research organization and colleges and universities from winning of the Nobel Prize", which studied and discussed the Norms of Intellectual Property Management of Scientific Research Organization (Draft for Opinions) and the Norms of Intellectual Property Management of Colleges and Universities (Draft for Opinions) by the State Intellectual Property Administration from the perspective of relevant intellectual property issues of artemisinin, Tu Youyou's scientific research result. It stuck to publicity of intellectual properties into communities to answer people's questions concerning counterfeit and forged products, leaning on brands and illegality of using pirate software.

  Taking the opportunity of "4.26 World Intellectual Property Day", the courts of the whole city created publicity platform of intellectual property to widely publicize achievements of juridical protection of intellectual property in Nanjing from various perspectives, fully demonstrating style of intellectual property judges and fostering a good image of juridical protection of intellectual property. The courts of the whole city cooperated with each other to gradually step up publicity of juridical protection of intellectual property and improve intellectual property consciousness of the whole society by means of news release, announce of typical cases, entering high-tech enterprises, holding legal consultation and inviting the masses to sit on for court hearing, and by using media such as newspaper, radio, TV and Internet.

  The Municipal Procuratorate carried out publicity activities of intellectual property by exerting the effects of "Nanjing Intellectual Property Protection Strategy Alliance" during the "4.26 World Intellectual Property Day". The Municipal Procuratorate held centralized media interviews with keynote of intellectual property protection, introduced the situation of criminal judicatory protection of intellectual properties in Nanjing, and mainly analyzed difficult problems during protection of trade secrets, which were reported by over 10 media including Chinanews, Modern Express, The Paper and Jiangsu TV. The Municipal Procuratorate organized the Nanjing Railway Procuratorate, the Procuratorate of Jianye District, the Procuratorate of Qixia District and the Procuratorate of Yuhuatai District to carry out on-site publicity activities of intellectual property by means of exhibition boards, granting promotion manuals and answering questions, etc. The Procuratorate of Gulou District held the news release of criminal cases of intellectual property to release characteristics and trends of criminal cases of intellectual property within the district in recent three years to the media. The Procuratorate of Xuanwu District held the "Baijiahui" Cup E-commerce Intellectual Property Contest to popularize knowledge of intellectual property protection. The Nanjing Railway Procuratorate, together with Nanjing Railway Transportation Court, Public Security Sub-bureau of Pukou District, the Quality Supervision Bureau, Administration for Industry and Commerce and Environmental Protection Bureau, carried out the activity of "harmless destroy of counterfeit and forged products". 

  The Municipal Public Security Bureau simultaneously deployed, planned and advanced publicity work and battles. It carried out comprehensive publicity at Daxinggong Plaza on "5.15 Economic Investigation Publicity Day". It issued over 360 promotion materials in all kinds concerning economic criminality that are closely related to people's life such as infringing intellectual property, pyramid selling, illegal fund raising and counterfeit money and accepted more than 80 people's consultation. Provincial and municipal news media including Jiangsu TV Station City Channel, Education Channel, Nanjing TV Station News Channel and Nanjing Daily carried out on-site interview and report. In addition, news media at the state and provincial level carried out centralized publicity of anti-counterfeit for more than 50 times, and carried out the activities of discussing politics by new media by means of web media such as QQ group, Weibo and WeChat to improve degree of participation of citizens and expand influences of special actions.

  Jinling Customs carried out the activity of "Crack down on Counterfeit at the Frontline, Foster New Attitudes at the Gateway of China" on intellectual property protection publicity day, entered the frontline of the office in the post office and the Xinshengwei Office, invited obligees of intellectual property to carry out training, improved customs officers' cognition and skills of counterfeit recognition to brand goods, and publicized intellectual property protection of Jinling Customs. It carried out publicity activities of customs protection of intellectual properties at the business windows by means of posting posters and electric rolling screen, etc. It participated in shooting of the micro film Customs' Actions on Intellectual Property, organized the activity of transferring infringing articles to the cause of the public good, and published news of laws and regulations on intellectual property protection on local mainstream media such as Nanjing Daily, Modern Express and Yangtze Evening Paper.

  VI. Education and training

  In the year 2015, education and training on intellectual property was actively accelerated.

  The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau implemented the "Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand" intellectual property talents construction project. It built intellectual property talents training bases at 5 colleges and universities in Nanjing. It carried out multi-level training including an elementary training class for analyzing and using patent information, an elementary training class for patent tapping and layout, a senior seminar of intellectual property for entrepreneurs, a training class for intellectual property chief inspector, a training class for intellectual property engineers, a training class for intellectual property workers in enterprises, a training class for internal auditors for enterprises "implementing the standards", training for creation of "real copyrights and real goods", and business training for patent administrative law enforcement personnel. The contents involved in interpretation of polices on intellectual property, protection of trade secrets, litigation of intellectual property, patent insurance and intellectual property pledge financing, and patent administrative law enforcement, etc. It trained over 10,000 intellectual property personnel of the whole year. In 2015, 2 persons in Nanjing were elected as "national leading talents of intellectual property" and 2 persons as "top 100 high-level talents of 'Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand' intellectual property talents construction project".

  The Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce held the trademark business training class of the whole city and invited specialists and the backbone of business to lecture to improve trademark management level of the whole city. It held two times of forum for responsible persons of trademark agencies, strengthened communication between trademark agencies, and exerted its supervision on trademark agencies. It strengthened communication between enterprises and carried out trademark supporting work. It visited enterprises of well-known and famous trademarks such as NARI Technology Co., Ltd. in succession to guide the enterprises' establishment and improvement of trademark management agencies and system and help some enterprises of trademarks to carry out anti-counterfeit actions.

  The Municipal Copyright Bureau and cultural comprehensive law enforcement team respectively organized and carried out special training of industrial software authorization, and that of infringement of radio, film, TV and web, with over 160 information management personnel from organs and health care industry from the whole city participated in the authorization training, over 50 administrative law enforcement personnel from 11 districts participated in training of administrative law enforcement concerning radio, film and TV. The municipal cultural comprehensive law enforcement team held cultural comprehensive law enforcement training, with over 90 persons from provincial and municipal law enforcement departments of Shanxi Province, Chengdu City, Mianyang City and Yining City of Xinjiang participated in.

  The Municipal Agricultural Committee and committees of each district organized and held 6 times of training for responsible persons of agricultural material stores to explain main points of laws, specify key points of law enforcement and improve operators' consciousness and ability of complying with laws, with over 800 operators and major users of agricultural materials participated in. For the Norms for Management of Fodder Quality and Safety issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and implemented on July 1, 2015, the Municipal Agricultural Committee held a special training, with 64 responsible persons from the fodder management departments of all districts of the whole city and 28 fodder manufacturers participated in.

  Surrounding patents, trademark agency and legal services, the Municipal Justice Bureau carried out thematic training to help and guide the Law firms and the lawyers to improve their agency service levels. Closely combining draft and revision of intellectual property laws and judicial interpretation by relevant departments of the State, it held various discussion activities to improve practicing level and ability of intellectual property lawyers. Together with School of Intellectual Property of Nanjing University of Science and Technology, the Specialized Committee of Intellectual Property of Lawyers Association of Nanjing City carried out a seminar of analyzing judgment of the trademark infringement case of "If You Are the One", with about 10 intellectual property lawyers from Nanjing and hundreds of students from the School of Intellectual Property of Nanjing University of Science and Technology participated in. It encouraged Law firms to carry out joint training system with colleges and universities. Jiangsu Sundy Law Firm signed contract with Nanjing University of Science and Technology, becoming an internship base for the School of Intellectual Property of Nanjing University of Science and Technology, to guide students to put theory into practice and cultivate versatile intellectual property talents.

  The Municipal Court held training class for intellectual property line judgment operation, with over 50 judges from courts of two levels and Railway Transportation Court of the city participated in. In addition, the Municipal Court arranged key judges to participate in academic exchange activities and professional courses such as the "China Intellectual Property Typical Cases · Tsinghua Forum 2015" jointly held by the Institute of Applied Law of the Supreme People's Court and Research Center of Intellectual Property Law of School of Law of Tsinghua University, the "Seminar for Implementation of Anti-monopoly Law in ICT Industry" in Chengdu held by the Electric Intellectual Property Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the course "Theory and Application of Modern Court Trial" offered by Fudan University.

  The Municipal Procuratorate invited experts and skilled staffs in the field of intellectual property protection to improve the professional competence and law adaptation of personnel handling cases. The Procuratorate of Yuhuatai District practiced the concept of "enterprises the base", and carried out classified training on classification of intellectual property protection to high-tech enterprises with the Scientific and Technological Talent Bureau of Software Valley.

  Jinling Customs strengthened the training on law enforcement skills of intellectual property protection, dispatched delegation to attend all kinds of counterfeit recognition and cracking down operation trainings organized by supervisory customs and local customs, and organized the re-training on law enforcement personnel on the frontier. Relying on online studying management platform, it carried out all kinds of intellectual property post practicing and competitions. It organized exchange of work, analyzed typical cases, concluded case handling experience and improved the customs staffs' competence in investigating and discovering clues and law enforcement.

  VII. International cooperation

  The Municipal Science & Technology Committee (Intellectual Property Bureau) assigned delegation to participate in scientific and technological exchange activities in Singapore and Israeli to investigate and study high-tech technology and building of incubation carriers as well as experience of intellectual property protection of Jurong Industrial Park in Singapore and Haifa Science & Technology Park in Israeli. The "Publicity of Oversea Patent Application and Safeguarding Rights" held by the Intellectual Property Administration of Jiangsu Province and undertook by the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau invited foreign specialists from 5 countries or regions such as EU, Australia, New Zealand and Japan to carry out keynote speeches with respect to patent application and litigation practice and answer questions of representatives of attended enterprises.

  The Municipal Commerce Bureau strengthened the exchanges in the intellectual property field, promoted fair trade in import and export, and improved the enterprises’ risk prevention and countermeasure abilities in overseas intellectual property protection. Firstly, it improved the pre-warning system of fair trading in import and export to strengthen the attention and popularization on foreign technical trading barriers. Secondly, it strengthened publicity of intellectual property protection in service outsourcing field, strengthened preventive supervision responsibilities and protected the legal rights and interests of both the contract-issuers and the contractors by means of web, discussion and speech, etc.

  The Municipal Justice Bureau carried out business exchange with professional legal service institutions of intellectual property from other places to expand the thinking of development of intellectual property and optimize the professional service methods and improve the standards of professional service of intellectual properties. The Municipal Lawyers Association invited lawyers from Japan and U.S. to Nanjing to discuss the latest trends of practice of online copyright in China and Japan, and relevant litigations on patents in U.S.

  VIII. Intellectual Property Arbitration

  In October 2015, together with the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau, the Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce and the Municipal Copyright Bureau, Nanjing Arbitration Committee set up Court of Arbitration for Intellectual Property, the first arbitration platform to specialize in handling intellectual property disputes in Jiangsu Province after approved by the Municipal Government. On November 9, the Court of Arbitration for Intellectual Property of Nanjing Arbitration Committee was inaugurated, marking enhance and improvement of diversified solution mechanism of intellectual property disputes in Nanjing, and further integration with the world concerning intellectual property protection work. In 2015, Nanjing Arbitration Committee accepted 29 intellectual property disputes including contract disputes of software development, technology transfer, trademark right transfer, franchising, copyright and technical service, with the amount of RMB 28,000,000 involved, with 24 cases settled, in which 5 by judgment, 9 by mediation and 12 by nolle prosequi.

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