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Shanghai court innovates with punitive damages for trademark infringement: IP owners can aim higher
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The Shanghai Pudong District Court has recently handed down a remarkable judgment, awarding punitive damages equal to 3 times the proven damages to a foreign sportswear company, and fully...

News

China: implementing regulations for new Trademark Law published

On 11 October 2019, China's State Administration for Market Regulation ("SAMR") published the Regulations on the Registration of Trademarks (《规范商标申请注册行为若干规定》,...

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Watch: IP Opportunities and Risks for Brand Owners Exploring Opportunities in the eSports Space

eSports is competitive video gaming at a professional level and revenues are expected to grow to US$1.4 billion by 2020.

Analysis

Investing in China’s TMT Sector: What you Need to Know
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China is a market that represents a paradox for many telecoms, media and technology ("TMT") companies. On the one hand it offers the promise of almost unlimited growth potential...

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Invalidation of Chinese Patent Based on a Finding of Lack of Domestic Priority
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Recently, the Chinese Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) published a written decision where patentee Chen He’s Electric Unicycle patent (CN102275621B) was invalidated based, partly, on...

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China's OEM Jurisprudence 1.5 Years After the Pretul Case: OEM Use may Still Infringe
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A year and a half after China’s highest court, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), handed down its landmark judgment in the Pretul[1] case, the controversy surrounding the legal...

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China: 2-Year Time-Bar Revised to 3 Years Under CNDRP LimeGreen IP News

Previously, under the CNNIC ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy (CNDRP) which governs the .CN (and .中国) domain in China, no complaints under CNDRP could be filed against a .CN domain which had...

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Lightning Fast IP Reform in China: Trademark Law and Anti-Unfair Competition Law Amended
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On 23 April 2019, both China’s Trademark Law (“TML“) and its Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“AUCL“) were amended. The amendments to the TML are aimed at...

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