作者:何薇 王亚西 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

请求认定驰名商标的案件是否当然属于“涉及驰名商标认定的民事案件”并进而由知识产权法院一审管辖?金杜代理的一起管辖权争议案件的经历如过山车一般,最终二审法院改判了一审裁定。该案件对如何理解《最高人民法院关于北京、上海、广州知识产权法院案件管辖的规定》(简称“管辖规定”)中关于知识产权法院一审管辖“涉及驰名商标认定的民事案件”的规定有很强的指导意义,因此与大家分享。 Continue Reading 避开“涉及驰名商标认定”的管辖陷阱

作者:瞿淼 张平 王波 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

随着技术的进一步“虚拟化”,通过软件而非硬件的方式实现技术功能变得越来越普遍。软件在中国是否能得到专利保护?如何进行保护?在专利的执行和维权过程中有什么特殊的问题?此外,我国知识产权局今年2月颁布的最新《专利审查指南》也特别针对涉及计算机程序的发明内容进行了修订,这些修订对企业会产生什么影响?我们将在本文中试图阐释这些内容。 Continue Reading 计算机软件在中国的专利保护之路

作者:何放 张玥 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

当今社会,企业及公民的知识产权意识逐渐增强。当权利受到侵害后,权利人可以提起民事诉讼,寻求民事救济;也可以向行政机构投诉,请求查处侵权行为。此外,某些触犯刑律的严重侵犯知识产权的行为,还会受到刑事制裁。那么,当权利受到严重侵犯时,权利人应该如何协助主管当局将侵权人扔进监狱呢? Continue Reading 知识产权人如何协助主管当局将侵权人扔进监狱?

By Mia Qu King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

The case

  • Plaintiff: China UnionPay
  • Defendants: Jinan Daonuo Information and Technology Co., Ltd. & Shandong Yuntai Mingde Information and Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Court of Trial (Level): Shanghai Intellectual Property Court (First Instance)
  • Nature of Case (Cause of Action): Infringement of the Exclusive Right of Registered Trademark and Unfair Competition

Continue Reading Case report: How such a concealed infringement of UnionPay’s intellectual property was brought to justice in China?

By Ni Zhenhua King & Wood Mallesons’ IP group

The Chinese patent litigation market is currently booming, with one key driver behind this boom being that many foreign entities and multinational companies are now pursuing enforcement of their patents in China because of a perception that the Chinese government has created an increasingly attractive environment for patent enforcement, as symbolized by, among others steps taken, the recent establishment of specialized IP Courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.  These entities/companies, though increasingly enthusiastic and optimistic about patent enforcement in China, are generally not familiar with the Chinese legal system and may have concerns about local protectionism and uneven application of the law.  In this article I would like to share a list of those questions most frequently asked by our clients in relation to patent litigation in China, and provide some basic and preliminary answers thereto.

Continue Reading Most Frequently Asked Questions about Patent Litigation in China

作者:何放 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

移动互联的时代,微博、微信等社交媒体,成为企业宣传的重要通道与平台。然而,企业在社交媒体官方账号的运营过程中,往往对版权问题不够重视。同时社交媒体的碎片化、分享性、极速传播的特点亦给著作权法的适用带来了新的问题。根据腾讯公司2016微信知识产权保护白皮书,微信公众平台中知识产权投诉超过1.3万件,其中著作权投诉占比超过4成[1]。除此之外,版权诉讼也呈快速增长的趋势。近日,腾讯公司因未经授权在微信企业账户及新浪官方认证微博中使用了9张视觉中国享有著作权的作品,被索赔人民币18万元,法院最终判赔人民币4万元,引发不小争议[2]。随着我国对知识产权的保护不断加强,作为国内领先图片提供商视觉中国也将目光锁定在各大社交平台,对企业的版权侵权行为发起攻击。那么企业在社交媒体上运营官方账号的过程中,往往会误踩哪些版权雷区? Continue Reading 我司公众号内容会侵权吗?四个社交媒体版权雷区不可不知

作者:何放 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

本文以2017年6月22日江苏省高级人民法院作出的(2017)苏民终442号终审判决为案例,讨论了一起罕见的法院在商标确认不侵权诉讼判令败诉方(本案中为确认不侵权诉讼的被告暨中国商标权人)承担相当金额合理费用的案件。 Continue Reading 被抢注商标人的反击:评一起因OEM定牌加工海关侵权查扣程序引发的商标确认不侵权诉讼

By Dang Zhe and He Shijia King & Wood Mallesons’ IP group.

dang_zheAt the end of 2016, KWM’s IP Litigation Group obtained favorable judgements for its clients in “Ariston Case[1]” and “John Deere Case[2]”, two typical disputes concerning infringement of well-known trademarks by ordinary registered trademarks. The two cases are respectively included in the “Top 10 Cases Concerning IPR Judicial Protection Heard by Courts in Jiangsu in 2016” and the “Exemplary Cases in Terms of ‘Strengthening the Judicial Protection on IPR’” at the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. Based on these two cases, this article introduces and explains the evolution and development of judicial interpretations and practice relating to the protection of well-known trademarks, and therefrom draws conclusions and trends about certain adjudication rules in China. Continue Reading How to Handle Complex Disputes Between Registered Trademark and Well-known Trademark in China?

By Xu Jing King & Wood Mallesons’ IP group.

01The specific measures established in this case provide a guiding standard to determine essential factors of irreparable damage to a patented design. This case serves as guidance and reference for handling other similar cases. Continue Reading Christian Louboutin’s fight against counterfeits of their lipsticks in China

By Ni Zhenhua King & Wood Mallesons’ IP group.

ni_zhenhuaThe exemplary case of SAP SE

SAP SE (the Plaintiff), founded in 1972 and headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, is the largest provider of enterprise management and collaborative commercial solutions in the world. It is also the world’s third largest independent software supplier, with more than 102,500 enterprises in 120 countries worldwide using SAP software and over 80% of Fortune 500 enterprises benefiting from its management solutions. In the 1980s, SAP SE entered the Chinese market. Thanks to its successful operation over three decades, it has won great recognition in China.  Continue Reading Protecting foreign copyright in China: how is compensation for damages calculated?