To date, many foreign companies are hesitant in bringing IP disputes before the Chinese courts, expecting low damage compensations. Now, these companies should take notice of a recent development in China.
The field of artificial intelligence has undergone groundbreaking developments in the recent years, due to big data and continuous advancement of the computer industry. It is commonly believed that companies from the Silicon Valley dominate this field. However, for some years already, Chinese companies are entering this area, flying mostly completely below the radar of… Continue reading Baidu Develops “Medical Brain” for Computer- aided Diagnostics
Counterfeit products that are sold on Chinese e-commerce platforms like Alibaba or Tmall are a common problem. But now counterfeiters are also using closed WeChat groups to sell their fakes. These groups are very hard to monitor, since only accepted members have access to them. At the end of September 2016, the sock brand Chuangcheng… Continue reading First raid Against Counterfeiters Selling via WeChat
China continues to push forward in the field of e-mobility and strives for world leadership in this sector. To realize this goal, they even recruit top specialists from Apple or other tech-companies or leading car manufacturers. The Chinese company LeEco (Leshi Internet Information and Technology) has already entered the American market and established a company… Continue reading LeEco Establishes E-mobility-company in the USA and Recruits Apple Specialist
The food scandal, which already happened in 2014, had huge international press coverage. The Chinese company Shanghai Huxi had delivered rotten meat to McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut, among others, and kept a so-called “Yin & Yang bookkeeping”, which was discovered through a journalistic investigation. The production and expiry dates were manipulated and information for… Continue reading Compliance in China: Immense Fines against US Corporation in Rotten Meat Scandal
Even though there have been several improvements during the last years, it can sometimes be difficult or even impossible for a rights holder to obtain qualified evidence for an infringement. However, under Chinese law, rights holders can apply to preserve official evidence, which can provide a certain amount of relief. According to a decision in… Continue reading Patent infringements in China: Preservation of official evidence possible
On 12th May, 2016 the Union Cabinet of India approved the country’s first IPR Policy which lay the future roadmap for intellectual property in India. The visionary slogan is “Creative India, Innovative India”. In the past, many foreign companies had massive problems protecting intellectual property. India´s new policy aims to create and exploit synergies between all… Continue reading Innovative India?