Beijing IP Court Imposes Maximum Fine on Company for not Submitting Requested Evidence

Foreign as well as Chinese companies often complain about the reluctance and softness of Chinese Courts when it comes to imposing fines based on misbehavior of the defendant. The Beijing IP Court now set a strong signal regarding this matter. In a recent patent infringement lawsuit before the Beijing IP Court, the defendant refused to… Continue reading Beijing IP Court Imposes Maximum Fine on Company for not Submitting Requested Evidence

IP Goes West

The recently published Chinese IP Index 2016 clearly shows that the protection of intellectual property in China is developing very differently from region to region. While Beijing, Jiangsu and Shanghai still occupy the top three places in terms of IP, Guangxi, Anhui and Shanxi are the fastest developing provinces. In Anhui, Sichuan and Guangxi, the… Continue reading IP Goes West

Baidu Develops “Medical Brain” for Computer- aided Diagnostics

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

First raid Against Counterfeiters Selling via WeChat

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

LeEco Establishes E-mobility-company in the USA and Recruits Apple Specialist

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

Compliance in China: Immense Fines against US Corporation in Rotten Meat Scandal

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