Category Archives: Intellectual Property

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SPC Released 100 Typical Cases of IPR Protection

On November 17, 2008, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) released the “100 Typical Cases of Intellectual Property Right (‘IPR’) Protection” (the “100 Cases”).  The SPC hopes that these cases reflect improvement in China’s judicial protection of China IPR.  The SPC deems these "100 Cases" as “model cases”.  The "100 Cases" consist of 50 SPC cases … Continue Reading

Use Anti-Unfair Competition Law to Protect Your Brand – Ferrero Company Finally Wins Intellectual Property Case in China

After a 5-year Chinese court battle, Ferrero SPA (“Ferrero”), an Italian chocolate maker, recently won a dispute to stop infringement of its intellectual property rights against Montresor (Zhangjiagang) Food Co. Ltd. (“Montresor”) and Montresor’s distributor, Zhengyuan Distribution Co., Ltd (“Zhengyuan”) in China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC).  This is the first known case where Chinese Courts applies … Continue Reading

Protecting Your Brand in China

China has not had a particularly good reputation for protecting intellectual property.  People focus on the occurrences of IP infringement in China and mistakenly conclude that there is effectively no IP protection here. China’s present IP dilemma is rooted in the concept of “rule of the man – Emperor.”  Western civilization’s concept of “rule of … Continue Reading

Investment in the Chinese Bio-Industry

Why Invest in the Chinese Bio-Industry The Chinese Government is placing significant emphasis on developing and expanding China’s biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, using a variety of tax breaks, government inducements, and other incentives. The goal is to make China the leader in global life sciences industries. This priority effort poses significant opportunities for foreign investors.… Continue Reading

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