By King & Wood Mallesons

The Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), one of the most authoritative media in the world’s intellectual property (IP) sector, recently announced its 2017 patent and trademark firm rankings, in which, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was consecutively recognized as a Tier 1 firm in patent prosecution, patent contentious, trade mark prosecution and trade mark contentious in China based on the firm’s comprehensive leading strength in such areas. This result makes KWM again the only Chinese firm ranked as Tier 1 in the four categories since 2016.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

20 December 2016, King & Wood Mallesons partner Ms. He Wei was selected as one of the 2016 Asian Legal Business (ALB) China Top 15 IP Lawyers for her outstanding practice capability and extensive client recognition. The award recipients are selected on the basis of their career highlights, recent achievements, client wins, client recommendations, apart from market feedback. The rankings showcase 15 outstanding intellectual property lawyers in the country who demonstrate excellent skills in the practice of their craft.
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By Sun Mingfei Yin Ji King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolutin group

孙明飞1. World of Warcraft vs Everyone WarCraft

The Guangzhou IP Court recently delivered judgment in the “Everyone WarCraft” case. Blizzard and EaseNet had sued the producer of the game “Everyone WarCraft” for copyright infringement and unfair competition. The court ruled that “Everyone WarCraft:

By Yang Xiaoli  Zhang Jiaqi  and Kang Lifang King &Wood Mallesons Beijing,China

杨晓莉I. Case facts

On January 18, 2012, the government of the Republic of Fiji (the “Fijian Government”) applied to register three certification marks “FIJI PURE MAHOGANY” (No. 10437014), “FIJI PURE” (No. 10437015) and “FPM” (No. 10437016) at the Trademark Office of China, all



Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), the most authoritative and comprehensive international guide in the IP industry, announced recently that four of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partners, Zhu Nongfan, Wang Maohua, Shi Yusheng and Fred Liao, have been named its 2016 IP Stars. Through its survey on over 1,000 in-house practitioners all over the globe, a total of 99 Chinese IP practitioners have been selected as top IP lawyers.
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By Jeffrey Thurnau ( Assistant General Counsel for IP, Gates Corporation, USA) & Mia Qu (Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Shanghai, PRC)

The intellectual property rights (IPR) protection of China has become a worldwide hot topic. China, as a manufacturing giant, will inevitably become a country with a large number of intellectual property related disputes related to manufacturing in transnational corporations (TNCs). Patent litigation is increasingly common in China. According to recent statistics, the number of intellectual property litigation cases in 2014 is about 133863, among which the number of patent litigation cases is about 10187. The authors of this paper participated in a patent litigation case in China through judgment as the Defendant and directly experienced patent litigation’s procedure and features in China. This paper intends to share with readers the authors’ observations and insights based on their personal experiences and will perhaps serve to address some of the concerns associated with patent litigation in China. This paper also provides some comparisons with United States (“U.S.”) practice.
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By Shi Bisheng King & Wood Mallesons’ IP Group

On the morning of April 13, 2016, the Beijing High People’s Court published Guidelines for Adjudication of Network-related IP Cases (the “Guidelines”), which standardize the judicial rules applicable to network-related IP cases. The Guidelines are divided into 3 parts with a total of 42 Articles, and