Author: Ai-Leen Lim

Lego’s compensation increased tenfold by appeal court

On 1 April 2020 the Guangdong Higher People’s Court announced that it had awarded Danish toymaker Lego Rmb30 million

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China’s president pledges stronger IP enforcement

China’s president Xi Jinping has reiterated the country’s commitment to strengthening intellectual property protection and enforcement through higher damages

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After seven years China and EU sign investment agreement

Ai-Leen Lim considers some of the highlights from the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment between China and the EU. Agreement

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Beijing IP Court awards Shell statutory damages

In a recent base before the Beijing IP Court, oil and gas giant Shell International received the maximum amount

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Lego’s copyright victory against Lepin in China

Danish toymaker Lego wins another landmark case in China using copyright and anti-unfair competition to protect its market share

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Opinions

China issues Opinions on destroying infringing and counterfeit goods

On August 13, 2020, nine of China’s authorities including the Supreme People’s Court and the State Administration for Market

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Criteria

CNIPA publishes trademark infringement criteria

To help strengthen and guide trademark law enforcement, provide uniform criteria for law enforcement, strengthen the protection of exclusive

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Upcoming amendments to China’s Copyright Law

Long-awaited amendments to China’s Copyright Law introduce punitive damages for the first time, provide greater powers to the authorities

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Punitive damages case appears in list of top 10 IP cases from China’s Supreme People’s Court

On April 21, 2020, China’s Supreme People’s Court released a list of the top 10 intellectual property law cases

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Why China’s computer software copyright registrations are increasing

Statistics show a sharp rise in copyright registrations for computer software in China, which can provide an additional layer

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