Thursday, June 14, 2007

3 of Baker McKenzie's Cases Elected By Supreme People's Court As 2006 Top 10 IPR Cases

Three of the ' Top ten cases' in 2006 elected by the Supreme People's Court concerns cases won by Baker & McKenzie:
  • Sony Corporation versus Guangzhou Top Power Electronics Co., Ltd.;
  • Starbucks versus Shanghai Xinbake Coffee Shop Ltd;
  • Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Burberry and Louis Vuitton versus Beijing Xiushui Haosen Clothing Market.

IP Dragon congratulates Mr. Joseph Simone and his colleages at Baker & McKenzie with their victories.

Read more about these cases on the site of Baker & McKenzie here. The China Daily mentions these cases were foreign companies won to assert that "everone's equal on IPR", read here.

UPDATE: Top Tens also popular with SAIC and GAC

Not only the Supreme People's Court has brought together a top ten of IPR cases, so did the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC): "one case involved two Beijing companies that fraudulently took application fees from firms wanting to be considered as the "most valuable brand names" by the organizing committee of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Their scam has been listed among the top 10 "typical IPR violation cases" in 2006." Read the Xinhua article via People's Daily Online here.

The 'Top Ten Cases of IPR Protection by General Administration of Customs (GAC)' of 2006 were:

  1. Huangpu Customs unearthed counterfeit old cell phones of Motorola and Philips;
  2. Xiamen Customs investigated a large number of counterfeit LINING clothes;
  3. Shenzhen Customs uncovered counterfeit "Marlboro" cigarettes;
  4. Beijing Customs found out fake "Pfizer" drugs in airport clearance;
  5. Changsha Customs investigated batteries counterfeiting the trademark "DURATA";
  6. Qingdao Customs captured fake "SHTEX" (P/C) Polyester/Cotton dyeing fabric for export;
  7. Shanghai Customs confiscated several continual exports of fake "DIAMOND" inner tubes for bicycle;
  8. Hangzhou Customs cracked down on polo shirts infringing the trademark "FIFA";
  9. Ningbo Customs captured fake "TIGER HEAD" dry cells;
  10. Tianjin Customs seized 55,000 counterfeit goods.

Read more about it here.

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