What is so special about Special 301 vis-à-vis China? Part III

Previous parts can be seen here: Part I, Part II. So what does the report say about China? On the positive side: An increase in the number of civil IP cases in the courts (would be nice if the report states the numbers); Largest software piracy prosecution in Chinese history in 2009; “Continued and constructive […]

IPR Jurisdiction: Third Civil Division of Haining Municipal People’s Court Specialises in Copyright and Trademark Disputes

Haining Municipal People’s Court in Zhejiang Province set up the Third Civil Division, specializing the trial of civil cases concerning copyright disputes, trademark disputes and other related types of intellectual property rights disputes. Read the article here. First instance IP appeal cases of TRAB and PRB will be heard by the IP Tribunal of the […]

More Brooms Sweep Cleaner: Expansion of IPR Tribunals in China

Xie Chuanjiao of the China Daily wrote about the increasing number of IPR court cases and the pilot project of specialised IPR courts in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Fujian (nine intermediate people’s courts and 14 courts at district- and county-level). There will be similar IPR tribunals throughout China. Read […]

Beijing, Guangzhou, Jiangsu and Zhejiang IP Litigation Data

Mr Will Lewis, an international business law and IP rights student at University of San Diego School of Law, tells on his blog Experience not logic that he was given a slew of data on IP litigation between domestic parties and between a domestic party and a foreign party in Beijing, Guangzhou, Jiangsu and Zhejiang […]

2007 Special 301 Report Presents Special Provincial Review of China

It’s that time of the year again. The USTR’s presents its annual Special 301 Report. Which countries have protected and enforced their IPR adequately and effectively and which have not. The risers, the fallers and the usual suspects, such as China and Russia. This year the USTR airs again the frustrations against China’s alleged lack […]