Supreme People's Court

2011 Whitepaper Released by Chinese Supreme People's Court

[Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

Thanks to our JMLS LLM '10 graduate, Ms. (Fiona) Yue GAO at King & Wood Mallesons's Shanghai office, who alerted me that the Chinese Supreme People's Court released its 2011 annual report/whitepaper on April 19, 2012 on intellectual property cases before the Court.  The whitepaper is in both Chinese and English with the English version starting from page 25.

Are You an Innocent Carrier of Infringing Products?



Tianjin Jiegao Architectural Materials LLC.


Tianjin Jiegao Kemao LLC. v. Shaohui LIU

(Supreme People’s Court, December 15, 2009)

Translated Decisions: 

Battle of the Crocodile Trademarks

[By Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

[Author’s note: Key lessons for non-Chinese litigants: Supreme People Court’s interpretations]

Supreme People’s Court

Lacoste (Petitioner)


Crocodile International PTE Ltd. (Respondent)


Shanghai East Crocodile Clothing Co. Ltd. (Respondent)

December 29, 2010[1]

Translated Decisions: