By Huang Jianwen King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory Group

Ohuang_jianwenn February 26, 2016, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) promulgated the Administrative Measures on the Registration and Record Filing of Health Foods (Measures). The Measures will take effect on July 1, 2016. By then, the current Administrative

By Richard  Wigley of King & Wood’s Intellectual Property Group

Background on the Campaign

High rates of intellectual property rights (“IPRs”) infringement in China have in recent years been of increasing concern to foreign and domestic rights holders alike. Though, as China is a developing country, such high rates of infringement are, arguably, to some extent an economic structural issue, these infringements are seen as an impediment to China’s economic growth prospects. Furthermore, China has an obligation as a signatory of TRIPs (Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) to maintain an effective regime for the protection of IPRs.

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