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SPP Releases Case Handling Data in First Half of 2021

Thu, 28 Oct 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 25 July 2021, China’s Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) released the major data on case handling by procuratorates nationwide from January to June 2021.

According to the data, in the first half of this year, procuratorates nationwide have reviewed 1,102,975 persons for various crimes and made a decision of prosecution,  exceeding the level of the same period in 2019. It indicates that the number of criminal cases has been on the rise again after the pandemic prevention and control becomes normal.

The data also show that from January 2021 to June 2021, procuratorates nationwide have approved the arrest of 4,286 criminal suspects of IPR infringement, up 99% year-on-year; have prosecuted 6,017 people, up 12.6% year-on-year; and have decided not to prosecute 540 people, with a non-prosecution rate of 8.2%, down 2.6% year-on-year.

The main crimes involved in the prosecution cases were the crime of counterfeiting the registered trademark and the crime of selling commodities bearing counterfeit registered trademarks, which together account for 80% of the total number of prosecutions.

 

 

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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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