In 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court awarded PANPAN a record CNY 100 million in a groundbreaking trademark infringement case against 'Xin Pan Pan,' underscoring China's robust stance on safeguarding intellectual property rights.
In September 2023, China's Supreme People’s Court confirmed Chinese courts’ global jurisdiction in SEP cases, upholding the lower court’s ruling in the OPPO v. Interdigital dispute over licensing fees for standard essential patents.
The "2023 Annual Report on China’s Combating of IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting" reveals a 153% increase in punitive damages in Chinese intellectual property rights (IPR) litigation over the past four years.
In August 2023, the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court of China accepted a case filed by Guangzhou Mengbian Information Technology Co., Ltd. against Amazon Services Europe Sarl for alleged abuse of market dominance.
In July 2023, China's National Intellectual Property Administration(CNIPA) approved the establishment of three new resident representative offices for foreign patent agencies, bringing the total to eight in the country.
Under Chinese intellectual property law, courts may impose punitive damages on malicious infringers of intellectual property rights.
In April 2023, a local court in Guangzhou ruled that a fanfiction “There They Were” infringed original author’s copyright. The case involves four works by Jin Yong, China’s most well-known wuxia writer.
In April 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court released the top ten intellectual property cases and 50 typical intellectual property cases of Chinese courts in 2022.
In April 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) released the “Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2022” in both Chinese and English, introducing the situation of courts nationwide in adjudicating intellectual property cases.
In September 2022, China's Supreme People's Court issued a final jurisdictional ruling on the Nokia v OPPO case and rejected Nokia's appeal.