2011 Top 10 IP Judicial Protection Cases by the Chinese Supreme People’s Court

2012/8/28China IP,[Comprehensive Reports]

1 Taobao trademark infringement dispute
E.LAND Fashion (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. v. Zhejiang Taobao Network Co., Ltd and Du Guofa over trademark infringement
(Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People’s Court [2011] Fifth Civil Tribunal (IP) No. 40 Final Civil Judgment)
2 “LAFITE” trademark dispute
SOCIETE CIVILE DE CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD v. Shenzhen Jinhongde Trade Co., Ltd. and Health Industry Development Co., Ltd. under Hunan Biological & Pharmaceutical Group over trademark and unfair competition
(Hunan Higher People’s Court [2011] Third Civil Tribunal No. 55 Final Civil Judgment)
3 “Dayun” and “JAC” automobile trademark dispute
Guangzhou Hongtaiyang Motor Vehicle Parts Co., Ltd. v. Anhui JAC Motors Group Co., Ltd. & Anhui JAC Motors Co., Ltd. over retrial on trademark non-infringement confirmation
(Supreme People’s Court [2011] Civil Appeal No. 223 Civil Order)
4 Patent infringement fispute on “comfortable sleep mode” for air conditioners
Zhuhai Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. v. Guangdong Midea Group & Zhuhai Taifeng Inc. over invention patent infringement
(Guangdong Higher People’s Court [2011] No. 326 Final Civil Judgment)
5 Copyright dispute on Baidu MP3 search
Universal Music Group, Warner Music Ltd. & Sony Music Entertainment Hong Kong Ltd. v. Beijing Baidu Inc. over copyright infringement on sound recordings
(Beijing Higher People’s Court [2010] No.1694, 1700, 1699 Final Civil Mediation Agreements)
6 Unfair competition dispute between “Qihoo 360” and “Tencent QQ”
Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Inc. & Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Inc. v. Beijing Qihoo Technology Inc., Beijing Sanjiwuxian Network Technology Inc. & Qizhi Software (Beijing) Co., Ltd. over unfair competition
(Beijing No.2 Intermediate People’s Court [2011] No. 12237 Final Civil Judgment)
7 “Kaixin001” unfair competition dispute
Beijing Kaixinren Information Technology Inc. v. Beijing Oak Pacific Internet Technology Development Inc. & Beijing Oak Pacific Netscape Technology Development Inc. over unfair competition
(Beijing Higher People’s Court [2011] No. 846 Final Civil Judgment)
8 Administrative dispute on revocation of “CASTEL” trademark for no use in three years
Castel Freres SAS v. the Trademark Appeal Board under China State Administration for Industry and Commerce & Li Daozhi over retrial on administrative dispute over trademark revocation
(Supreme People’s Court [2010] IP No. 55 Administrative Order)
9 Invalidation of “anti-β-lactamase antibiotic complex” invention patent
Beijing Double-Crane Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., v. Hubei Wellman Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and the Patent Reexamination Board under State Intellectual Property Office over retrial on administrative dispute over invention patent invalidation
(Supreme People’s Court [2011] No. 8 Administrative Judgment)
10 Copyright infringement crime of illegal reproduction and distribution of computer software
Jiangsu Wuxi Municipal People’s Procuratorate of Binghu District v.Ju Wenming, Xu Lulu and Hua Yi over copyright infringement crime
(Jiangsu Wuxi Municipal Intermediate People’s Court [2011] No.1 Final Criminal Judgment)

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