Due to the internationalization of intellectual property right disputes, Chinese companies are more likely to be involved in parallel litigations in multiple jurisdictions around the world thus increasing the risk of Chinese companies encountering anti-suit injunctions.
In October 2020, a court in Shenzhen, China, issued a decision in Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co Ltd v. Sharp Corp. No. (2020), confirming that it had jurisdiction to set global royalty rates for related patents.
In September 2020, a conduct preservation order as equivalent to anti-suit injunctions was issued by a Shenzhen court in ZTE v. Conversant (2018), restraining Conversant from applying to the German court to enforce the German judgment.
Yes, Peppa Pig is a well-known trademark in China and enjoys cross-category protection, says a Shanghai court in the case of Entertainment One UK Limited (2019).
The damages of more than USD 20 million indicate the Chinese court's determination to strengthen judicial protection for IP rights.
China's Supreme Court's latest judicial interpretation (2020) sets out the standards for the application of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law in trade secret infringement cases.
China's Supreme Court's Ten Typical technological IP cases (2020) covered both traditional and emerging technology fields and issued the first-ever “anti-suit injunction”.
On 3 Feb. 2021, operators of China's largest Fansub - YYeTs - were arrested, reflecting China's judicial policy towards stricter sanctions for intellectual property infringements since 2019.