For years, foreign brand owners have complained about the large numbers of fakes being offered on the Chinese online marketplaces Alibaba and Taobao. Indeed are those platforms full of counterfeit products and most brand owners think that Alibaba is not putting enough effort into combatting the surge of fakes on offer. Yet now Alibaba reacts… Continue reading Alibaba Sues Counterfeiters on its Platform
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
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
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