China on Sunday outlined a plan seeking to improve protections for intellectual property rights, including raising the upper limits for compensation for rights infringements.
An document released by the State Council and Communist Party’s Central Office on Sunday called for a strengthening of protections through both the civil and criminal justice systems and an effective enforcement of penalties.
The upper limits on legal compensation should be raised substantially, it said.
By 2022, China should be making progress in issues that have affected intellectual property rights enforcement, such as low compensation, high costs, and the difficulty of proof, according to the document. By 2025, there should be a better system of protection in place.