Thu, January 3, 2013
In the Chinese language grandmother is pópo (婆婆) and a spicy grandmother is là pópo (辣婆婆). As you would already expect it is a bad idea to fool around with the feelings of a spicy grandmother. Spicy Grandmother, the enterprise name of a chain of restaurants in Beijing, was annexed without permission in the trademark logo of Yu Xiang Spicy Grandmother (Yú xiāng là pópo 渝乡辣婆婆), a competing chain of restaurants in Beijing and Shijiazhuang.
Spicy Grandmother sued but lost the case in first instance. They appealed at Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court, which will rule on the case.
Source IPR in China here.
Thu, January 20, 2011
Howell International Trade Fair Ltd. (Howell) organised events in China such as: China Game Developers Conference and ChinaJoy. Then United Business Media LLC (UBM), who organised the Game Developers Conference in the US, claimed to “have hosted alone or together with IDG the China Game Developers Conference 2007.” Howell sued UBM in 2009 before the […]
Mon, November 22, 2010
Social media site Kaixin001‘s content was copyied by Oak Pacific Interactive (who owns social media site Ren Ren). It was put online under the domain name Kaxin. Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court ruled that Oak Pacific Interactive should pay to Kaixin001 400,000 RMB as compensation for damages, remove the copied content and stop using […]
Wed, April 25, 2007
Remember the story about the allegations of copyright infringements (mp3 and ringtones) against Yahoo! China by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), in March, 2006? Read here. The case was heard by the Beijing No.2 Intermediate People’s Court on 10th April 2007. The judgement was delivered on 24th April 2007. IFPI filed 11 […]
Wed, March 7, 2007
Li Xinran of the Shanghai Daily reports about Alibaba, operator of Yahoo China (in 2005 Alibaba bought Yahoo! China, then Yahoo! bought 40 percent of Alibaba) , who has been sued by eleven music companies, because Yahoo! China allegedly provided lyrics, mobile phone ring tones based on the songs and enticed users to download or […]
Thu, March 1, 2007
US based Fine Art Lamps filed a civil lawsuit with the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate Court against both the Zhongshan Great Beam Lighting and the Beijing Great Beam Lighting for infringement of its copyright in its catalogs and lamps in August of 2006, requesting for injunction, compensation of damages, public apology and reasonable investigation cost […]
Thu, December 14, 2006
88 year old Jin Youzhi tried to claim the personality rights based on article 10 Copyright Law of his brother Aisin Giorro Pu Yi, who was the last emperor of China, to no avail: “Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court, in its final verdict, ruled that from the last emperor to an ordinary citizen of […]