The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently introduced China’s efforts to push forward the “Yunjian (Cloud Sword) Alliance” action to combat IPR infringement and counterfeiting.

Yunjian Alliance action would accelerate the establishment of joint work mechanisms including clue notification, evidence transfer, case assistance and joint case handling, etc. Also, the relevant departments will improve the cooperation mechanism between regulators and large e-commerce enterprises, utilize the resources of e-commerce big data and to screen, integrate and analyze the information about online transaction, so as to enhance the capabilities of discovery, distinction identification and precise crackdown regarding the act of IPR infringement and counterfeiting.