China’s new Judicial Interpretation on Plant Varieties harmonized IP protection for plant varieties with other reforms in IP laws in China. It also reflects China’s increasing efforts to accelerate agricultural reforms including strengthening legal protection for germplasm resources.
u-blox v Techtotop: China’s Developing Jurisprudence on Evidentiary Burden Shifting
Hangzhou court makes cutting edge decision in July 2021 in copyright case of u-blox v. Techotop by drawing adverse inferences as to copying based on Defendant’s refusal to produce code to challenge prima facie evidence of infringement, relying on a 2001 Judicial Interpretation.
An Update on Data-Driven Reports on China’s IP Enforcement Environment
Several useful empirical reports on China’s IP environment have been released in the past few weeks. I summarize four of them: Trademark Litigation Jerry Xia and his colleagues at the Anjie firm […]
Catching up With The Literature on Forced Tech Transfer…
(from the OECD report, discussed below) While President Trump has extended the truce on the trade war, academic and business debate around the nature of “forced technology transfer” (FTT) practices in China […]