By Denning Jin King & Wood Mallesons’ IP Litigation Group Shanghai Office
In June of 2012, the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People‘s Court issued several orders against individuals responsible for violating a preliminary injunction, including fines and detention. This event was significant because it was the first time a court in Shanghai took such measures to compel enforcement of a preliminary injunction.
In June, 2012, a Belgian Company discovered that a Guangdong Company was likely infringing one of its design patents. According to the Belgian company, the Guangdong Company was selling products with an appearance that was substantially similar to designs covered by the Belgian Compan’s design patent at an exhibition being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Subsequently, the Belgian company applied to the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court for a preliminary injunction.
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