In 2020, a local court in Beijing ruled to recognize and enforce a trademark judgment of the Korean Supreme Court, marking the first time that Chinese courts have recognized and enforced an intellectual property judgment, and the third time that South Korean judgments have been enforced in China (SD Biotechnologies Co. Ltd v. 99 Trade Co. Ltd (2019) Jing 04 Xie Wai Ren No.3).
South Korea-China Judgments Recognition and Enforcement
Can I sue Chinese companies in South Korea and then enforce a South Korean court judgment in China?
Can I sue Chinese companies in South Korea and then enforce a South Korean judgment in China?
In 2021, due to lack of jurisdiction, a Chinese court in Liaoning Province ruled to dismiss applications for enforcing three South Korean judgments in KRNC v. CHOO KYU SHIK (2021).
A recent survey of a Chinese local court shows how Chinese courts hear cases concerning the recognition and enforcement of foreign divorce judgments.
In July 2020, Shenyang Intermediate People's Court in Liaoning Province rendered a ruling against enforcement of two South Korean judgments, due to the expiry of limitation period.
In July 2019, Daegu High Court of South Korea recognized a judgment rendered by Chaoyang District People's Court of Beijing, China.
The Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court ruled in 2020 to recognize and enforce a judgment rendered by the Seoul Southern District Court of South Korea. Once again, the China-South Korea reciprocal relationship was confirmed, thus keeping the door wide open for more South Korean judgments.
A court in Qingdao, China, ruled in March 2019 to recognize and enforce a South Korean judgment, which is the first time that a Chinese court has recognized and enforced a South Korean monetary judgment.