New amendment to China’s criminal law increases penalties for IP infringement

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A new amendment to China’s criminal law takes effect on Monday. The amendment has 22 clauses, adding new crimes such as gene editing and cloning embryos, hunting and selling wildlife, producing and selling counterfeit drugs, and throwing objects from high-rises. It also stipulates heavier penalties for intellectual property rights infringement, raising the maximum prison term for trademark and copyright violations from seven to 10 years.

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