Three reports released during IP week at the end of April separately reflect Chinese judicial plans to issue Anti-suit injunctions, increase global influence, and play a role as a global IP norm setter.
China’s Evolving Case Law On ASI’s
Notwithstanding China’s civil law tradition, China’s use of anti-suit injunctions (ASI’s) in FRAND disputes has begun to be selected for adoption into the body of “typical cases” 典型案例 that may be referred […]
Essentially Derived Varieties and The Role of Leading Cases in Chinese Plant Variety Protection
Editor’s Note: Plant Variety Protection (PVP) is a little-discussed topic in China’s IP regime. Indeed, this blog has only reported on PVP-specific issues once before, and once in the context of the […]
The Trump Administration and China IP Diplomacy: Old Wine In a New Bottle?
Two major China IP events occurred in late November and December. One of them was the long-awaited first phase of a settlement of the US-China trade war. The second was the nomination […]
The Widening Impact of China’s Publication of IP Cases
I recently had the opportunity at the Fordham IP Conference to discuss the potential impact of the continuing publication of court decisions by China’s courts since 2014, including their wide-ranging impact on […]
More on Guiding Cases, Precedents and Databases…
Judge Liu Yijun from Beijing IP Court spoke on the application of China’s IP Case Guidance System in Beijing IP Court. As we have previously reported, one of the latest development in […]
2017 Opens with More Positive Trademark Developments
The SAIC has announced that it has amended its TM review and examination standards (“Trademark Review and Examination Standards”). The revised standards, with a date of December 2016, are available here. The […]
Counterfeits in Microchannel Marketing … and Case Law
Amidst the escalating focus on online counterfeiting, piracy and patent infringement, online social media, such as WeChat are also becoming a source of infringing products, as documented in a Wall Street Journal […]
IPR Outcomes in the 26th JCCT
Here are the IP outcomes of the 26th Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, concluded early in November 2015 in Guangzhou. The IP-related outcomes appear primarily in three different places in the […]
IPR Model Cases: Part of the Long Journey towards IPR Case Law with “Chinese Characteristics”?
Late last month the SPC published a list of eight model cases (Dianxing Anli,典型案例). The cases highlight some important new trends in the court, and also suggest directions that the court is […]