Guangzhou passes the Measures on Protection of Intellectual Property Rights at Exhibitions in the city's 87th Executive Session of the 13th Administration.

The 28-section measures include a dual-track dispute resolution mechanism. The exhibition organizer may deal with the dispute on the basis of pre-existing contracts. Government authorities may also step in to take enforcement action. Right holders are required to record information of their rights with the organizer of the exhibition who shall then display the information to the public. Those involved in possible disputes will be warned. In view of the difficulty of discovering evidence in this type of dispute, the organizer is required to assist in collecting evidence.