The administration for industry and commerce of Zhanjiang's Suixi county, Guangdong province recently received a letter of appreciation from the US-based world's largest family-owned winery E.&J. Gallo Winery, due to the government body's protection of the company's intellectual property rights in January.
The administration, after E.&J. Gallo Winery reported an unauthorized use of its registered trademark in the sale of wine products, ordered the infringer Suicheng Tenghui Winery to stop the infringing activities and issued a penalty to the target store. E.&J. Gallo Winery said that the administration's actions had effectively protected the benefits of both consumers and the brand owners, in line with the concept of building a harmonious society as stated by the Chinese central government.