The latest IP criminal apprehension came up from Mr. Liu, the seller of water-proof building materials to construction sites in Xi'an, Shanxi Province, which passed off as registered-mark goods. From January to June, 2013, the Procuratorate worked proactively to crack down on IP criminal cases, issuing warrants for arrest against 2,176 persons over 1,428 cases across China and prosecuting 3,805 persons over 2,253 cases nationwide.

This year is the fifth anniversary of the implementation of China's National IP Strategy. From 2008 up to 2012, a total of 19,786 persons over 11,723 IP criminal cases have been apprehended, with 29,481 persons over 17,062 cases prosecuted nationwide.

The infringement of trademark exclusive rights is of grave frequency, taking up 80% of IP criminal cases. The Supreme Procuratorate, therefore, has formulated three judicial interpretations tackling IP infringement ever since 2008, aiming at proper applicable laws and unitary judicial norms.

(Abstract from JCRB.COM)