Anti-unfair Competition Law

New Balance ./. New Barlun ; Das große Finale im Markenrecht (German language)

New Balance hat nach knapp 16 Jahren den finalen Sieg gegen den Kopierer New Barlun in China errungen. Warum dieses möglich war, obwohl New Balance die Marke in China nicht eingetragen hatte und was das chinesische Wettbewerbsrecht, bzw. Handelskleidungsmarken damit zu tun haben, erfahrt Ihr in unserem neuen Video.

Unser Video New Balance feiert einen Sieg gegen New Barlun seht Ihr hier: https://youtu.be/S38wYKS5V4A

Wie Ihr eine Marke in China erfolgreich anmeldet erfahrt Ihr hier: https://youtu.be/RwXwxAl6GLc

Warum bösartige Markenanmeldungen in China einen Verstoß...

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Bad faith trademark applications are a violation of unfair competition in China

Bad faith registrations, such as trademark squatting or trademark imitation, often cause great trouble to the business activities of the actual trademark owner. The out coming of a recent case in China may provide a new possibility of rights protection for trademark owners who are troubled by bad faith registrations.

On September 27, 2021, the High People’s Court of Fujian Province in the second instance process upheld the ruling of the Intermediate People’s Court of Xiamen City of Fujian Province regarding the case Emerson Electric Co. vs. Xiamen Water Spirit/Xiamen Haina Baichuan...

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Land Rover ./. Jiangling Land Wind; final win; anti-unfair-competition law

Land Rover, a well-Known British automaker, launched a five-door version of the "Range Rover Evoque"(揽胜极光) model car in February 2009, which made its debut at the 8th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition on December 20, 2010, and entered the Chinese market on November 8, 2011.

This car adopts its own unique downward pressure roof, suspension roof, upward characteristic lines, clamshell engine cover, and vehicle contour modeling----five unique decoration designs. In 2014, Chinese automaker JiangLing company launched a car named "Landwind X7"(陆风X7). The overall...

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Vorgehen gegen IP Schutzrechtsverletzer in China (German language)

Was Ihr für Rechtsmittel habt, um in China gegen Verletzer von IP-Schutzrechten effektiv vorzugehen, erklären wir Euch in diesem Video. Angefangen vom Aufbau des Klageverfahrens, über den Einstweiligen Rechtsschutz und dem Wettbewerbsrecht, bis hin zu möglichen Schadensersatzansprüchen.

Zu den Details des Videos:

Aufbau der Klageverfahren in IP Sachen Spezialisierte IP Gerichte Einstweilige Verfügung gegen Schutzrechtsverletzer Nationales IP-Berufungsgericht Cyberspace Gerichte Administrative Klagen Strafrechtliche Maßnahmen Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb Schadenzersatz...
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Protecting your IP rights with the Chinese Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL)

The definition of an unfair competition is given by the article 2 of the PCR Anti-Unfair Competition Law(反不正当竞争法). According to this article, an act of unfair competition is constituted when during production or distribution activities, a business operator disrupts the market competition order or infringes the legal rights and interests of other business operators or consumers.

Some unfair competition acts can be related to intellectual property such as the Article 6 which concerns the copy and imitation of brands and the Article 9 relating to the trade secrets. These articles...

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The Lego Case in China

Lego Group sued two Chinese companies for manufacturing and selling products that were almost identical to ones from the Lego Friends range. The leading European toymaker claimed that the logo and the packaging used by the Chinese companies under the brand Bela constitute an infringement of the copyright in Lego Group’s logo and packaging.

The issue raised before the Court was whether products sold under the brand Bela infringe Lego’s copyrights, and in this direction, constitutes an act of unfair competition. On September 2017, the Shantou Intermediate People’s Court ruled in...

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