Chinese Courts and Rulings

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Chinese Courts Award 1 Million Yuan in Häagen-Dazs Case

In recent rulings, Chinese courts have found that Chinese ice cream shops violated the trademark of U.S. ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs and supported the request for 1 million yuan compensation.

Punitive Penalties Granted in CHARLES & KEITH Trademark Infringement

Chinese courts recently granted punitive penalties of four times the amount of damages in a trademark infringement case involving Singaporean fashion brand CHARLES & KEITH. This is one of the rare cases where such a high level of punitive penalties have been granted.

OPPO and Nokia Settle on Patent Disputes

After a recent Chinese court ruling that sets a global license rate for 4G and 5G phones, Chinese phone maker OPPO and Finnish electronics company Nokia signed a global patent cross-licensing agreement, ending years-long legal disputes over patents for 4G and 5G technologies.

Chinese Supreme Court Sets License Fees for Audio Standard Patents in Phones

China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) recently issued a ruling in Advanced Codec Technologies (ACT) v. OPPO, setting the license fees in China for six standard essential patents (SEPs) related to an audio coding standard. The Court ordered OPPO to pay 15.4 million yuan (approximately US$

Chinese Court Rules on 5G FRAND Rates

Last November, a Chinese court set a global FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) rate for a standard essential patent (SEP) in a dispute between Chinese phone maker OPPO and Finnish multinational company Nokia. This is the first Chinese court decision setting global FRAND rates for 5G phones. A summary of

EU Requests Text of Domestic Patent Decision from China under TRIPS Agreement

In a request for information pursuant to Article 63.3 of the TRIPS Agreement, the EU has asked that China provide the text of a recent domestic court decision that set the worldwide rates for standard essential patents of Nokia relating to 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile telecommunications technology.

Beijing Approves Broadcom Acquisition with Strings Attached

Last week, the Chinese market regulator conditionally approved Broadcom's US$69 billion acquisition of software vendor VMware. The reasoning and conditions are summarized below.
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