Region: China

Treasury Wine Estates triumphs over Chinese copycat in enforcement masterclass

A Supreme Court win for Penfolds wine provides practical takeaways for foreign brands battling copycat infringement in China.

15 August 2022

Illustrious former Beijing IP Court president investigated, as IP department comes under scrutiny

Chi Su is being investigated for suspicions of “serious violations of discipline and law”.

10 August 2022

Inside Manolo Blahnik’s 22-year trademark battle

DLA Piper, the legal adviser to Manolo Blahnik, recounts a trademark battle that spanned 22 years but ended with Blahnik winning the fight to register his brand in China.

03 August 2022

Patience, creativity and determination: how The LEGO Group’s APAC IP team succeeds

Insight from the 2022 WTR Asia-Pacific Team of the Year

27 July 2022

“Draft Provisions on Prohibiting the Abuse of IP Rights to Exclude and Restrict Competition” released for public consultation

The draft provisions provide guidance to business operators concerning the boundaries on the exercise of their IP rights under the latest anti-monopoly regime.

27 July 2022

CNIPA releases draft measures on collective and certification marks for public comment

The draft measures seem to impose heavy requirements on registrants, collective members and users of collective and certification trademarks.

25 July 2022

Supreme People’s Court releases new rules on jurisdiction over first-instance IP cases

Understanding the changes brought about by the Supreme People’s Court’s new judicial interpretation will be crucial for every rights owner and counsel wishing to litigate IP disputes in China.

21 July 2022

Manolo Blahnik success is encouraging sign for foreign brands in China

After 22 years, Manolo Blahnik has won the right to use its name in China, suggesting that the country is “serious about curbing bad-faith applications”.

20 July 2022

Landmark ruling could turn the tide against trademark hijackers in China

The Fujian High Court has upheld a ruling finding against persistent trademark hijackers, a critical issue in China’s IP landscape. DLA Piper’s Horace Lam and Allen Xu explore why the case is such a big step forward for brand owners in China.

14 July 2022

Appeal court awards Rmb10 million in damages in civil case

In this dispute between rivals in the valve industry, the Guangdong High Court has found that the defendants’ glaringly obvious bad faith and the severity of the infringement warranted the award of hefty damages.

14 July 2022

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