Multi-party investigation and handling of more than 240 cases of infringement of exclusive rights to the Olympic logo

2022-05-13 0 By

Economic Daily News, Beijing, February 14 (reporter Li Jialing) The 2022 Beijing Press Center held a special press conference to comprehensively strengthen the intellectual property protection of the Winter Olympics, the State Intellectual Property Office spokesman, director of the Intellectual Property Protection Department Zhang Zhicheng said,The National Copyright Administration, The State Administration for Market Regulation, the State Intellectual Property Office and other departments have provided solid ipr protection for the hosting of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, and will adopt a “zero tolerance” attitude to crack down on ipr infringement.According to Zhang zhicheng, the National Copyright Administration has opened a green channel for copyright registration and protection of the Winter Olympics, providing quick and convenient copyright services for Olympic-related copyright works. For example, the “Hard-to-find” Bing Dwen dwen is protected not only by the Olympic logo, but also by patents, trademarks and Copyrights.The State Intellectual Property Office has continued to carry out special operations to crack down on malicious trademark registration. It has given special protection to the emblems of “Beijing 2022”, “Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games” and “Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games”, and granted trademark registration protection to “Bing Dwen Dwen” and “Xue Rong Rong” applied by the Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee.The winter Olympic athletes’ name trademarks applied by other eligible subjects shall be registered and protected.Up to now, the State Intellectual Property Office has announced the protection of 63 Olympic symbols.Fourteen patent applications and 315 trademark applications submitted by the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee were protected.According to Tang Zhaozhi, deputy director of the Copyright Administration bureau of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the COMMUNIST Party of China (CPC), the National Copyright Administration is strengthening the social governance pattern of copyright protection for the Winter Olympics ahead of the Games.In late January, the National Copyright Administration (NCA), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) jointly launched a two-month campaign to protect Copyrights of the Winter Olympics.On the one hand, focused action to punish unauthorized by radio and television, web site (APP), IPTV, Internet TV platform, such as illegal spread the games competition, focus on the short video platform account without authorization to provide public games events show stolen links, concentrated mass spread on the network platform to upload games events show,And network anchors in the live broadcast of unauthorized dissemination of winter Olympics events;Focused action, on the other hand, to strengthen the key sites, such as electric business platform (APP) around venues and other key areas, commodity production, concentrated and sales center key markets such as copyright, and crack down on all kinds of stakeholders games are seeing and hearing, writing, art, music and other works of copyright piracy behavior, control production, sales for the games on copyright piracy illegal behavior of derivatives.At present, the special operation is advancing steadily.In view of the Olympic logo contains huge commercial value, easy to be violated by lawbreakers this phenomenon, The State Administration for Market Regulation, law enforcement inspection bureau deputy director Wang Songlin introduced, up to now, all over the market supervision departments investigated and handled infringement of the Olympic logo exclusive rights of more than 240 cases.Wang Songlin introduced, from the investigation of the case, the illegal activities mainly concentrated in three aspects: one is without the permission of the right holder, the use of the Olympic logo on the product.The second is to use the Olympic logo in advertising without the permission of the right holder.Third, without the permission of the right holder, the Olympic logo is used in the content published on the website.Local market supervision departments severely attack infringement and illegal acts and punish them in accordance with the law, which has a powerful warning and deterrent effect.For public attention on the games mascot ice mound mound, snow melt related copyright problem, Shang Zhaozhi said, from the point of the copyright, except for special provisions, the law of copyright law, for example, for personal study and research, appreciation and use of works, or to news reports, the media inevitably reproduce the content of some works such as the case of the rational use ofOther unauthorized uses in the sense of copyright may constitute copyright infringement.For example, some businesses without the permission of the right owner, produce toys, dolls or use them for clothing, toys and other peripheral derivative products, may violate the relevant provisions of the copyright law, constitute infringement.Those who harm the public interest will also be subject to administrative punishment, and those who constitute a crime will be investigated for criminal responsibility.