Chinese IP Cases

Jaguar Stopped a Jaguar Imposter in Using its Marks in China

[By Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

[Author’s note: Key lessons for non-Chinese litigants: business name registration; trademark infringement, unfair competition, injunctive relief]

Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court

Jaguar Cars, Ltd.

(plaintiff)

v.

China Jaguar Brand Management Co.

v.

Beijing FengHengSheng Trading Co., Ltd.

v.

Beijing HengTaiShun Trading Co., Ltd.

Translated Decisions: 

No CHEMDRAW for CambridgeSoft in China

[By Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

[Author’s note: Key lessons for non-Chinese litigants: descriptive and “distinctive features” in Chinese Trademark Law, Trademark Review and Adjudication Board]

CambridgeSoft Corporation (Petitioner, Plaintiff, Appellant)

v.

Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (Appellee)

Beijing High People’s Court

September 6, 2010.

Translated Decisions: 

Playing the winning cards in Chinese patent invalidation appeals

[By Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

[Author’s note: Key lessons for non-Chinese litigants: Patent Reexamination Board, retroactive application of the third amendments to the Chinese patent law, standing, registered Chinese trademarks as evidence in invalidating Chinese design patents]

Translated Decisions: 
IP: 

Warner Music - Victim of a Chinese frivolous lawsuit?

[By Arthur Tan-Chi Yuan]

[Author’s note: Key lessons for non-Chinese litigants: frivolous lawsuit] 

Beijing Chaoyang District People’s Court

 Beijing Manjiang Tech Development Co. Ltd. (Plaintiff)

v.

Beijing Warner Music Copyright Agency (Defendant)

February 17, 2012[1]

Translated Decisions: 

Copyright Protection: a special case

A special case: the law is lagging behind the progress of technology?

 

 

Judge Li

This is a 1999 case.

The plaintiffs are six well-known Chinese writers. 

The defendant is a .com company operating a commercial website. 

In April 1998, the defendant uploaded some novels of six plaintiffs onto its website without their permissions and put a copyright notice saying “Copyright Reserved” at the bottom of every webpage. 

Translated Decisions: 

Are You an Innocent Carrier of Infringing Products?

 

 

Tianjin Jiegao Architectural Materials LLC.

v.

Tianjin Jiegao Kemao LLC. v. Shaohui LIU

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

Translated Decisions: 
IP: 

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)

v.

Crocodile International PTE Ltd. (Respondent)

And

Shanghai East Crocodile Clothing Co. Ltd. (Respondent)

December 29, 2010[1]

Translated Decisions: 

Eli Lilly v. Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.

 

Eli Lilly & Co. v. Jiangsu Haosen Yaoye Gufen Youxian Gongsi

[Eli Lilly & Co. v. Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.]

(Supreme People’s Court, December 3, 2010)

 

Translated Decisions: 

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