A total of 2,405 intellectual property infringement cases were accepted in Shanghai between 2011 and 2015, according to a white paper issued yesterday.
The majority — 93 percent — of the cases were related to trademarks infringements, according to the document released by the Shanghai People's Procuratorate.
The number of cases accepted last year was 67 percent lower than in 2012, the white paper said.
The document cited the example of a British man was sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined 500,000 yuan ($77,000) for buying fake goods in China and selling them overseas.
His accomplice was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for one year, and fined 20,000 yuan.