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.
Shanghai High People’s Court held that LEGO bricks constitute works of fine art.
The IP Court of Hainan Free Trade Port is established to strengthen the judicial protection of intellectual property rights and to create a sound business environment.
On Dec. 24, 2020, the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) held the event of “Introduction to Intellectual Property Tribunal”, introducing its work in past two years and issued seven typical cases.
The case of Shenzhen Dji Technology Co., Ltd. (2020) tried by Shenzhen IP court marks the first case in China where a “partial judgment with interim injunction" was handed down.
China's Supreme People's Court issued the Opinions on Strengthening the Protection of Copyright and Copyright-Related Rights in November 2020, further clarifying how Chinese courts will protect copyright in litigation.
On 15 Dec. 2020, Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court issued the Guiding Opinions on the Application of Punitive Damages to Disputes over Civil Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (关于知识产权民事侵权纠纷适用惩罚性赔偿的指导意见).