The National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) released the Administrative Measures Concerning the List of Serious Violators in the Patent Field for Joint Punishment (trial) (shortened as the Administrative Measures) to blacklist individuals and organizations that severely violate patent-related laws and regulations. The names of the blacklisted will be published online. They will face various punishments.

The Administrative Measures include 27 articles in 5 chapters. It is scheduled to take effect on Dec 1, comes in response to a memorandum of understanding signed by 38 government departments in November 2018.

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