NavInfo Awarded 64.5 Million RMB in Chinese Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Baidu

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According to a regulatory filing on November 20, 2020 on Juchao Information Network, the statutory information disclosure platform of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court awarded NavInfo Co., Ltd. (北京四维图新科技股份有限公司) 64.5 million RMB (~$9.8 million USD) in a copyright infringement lawsuit involving maps used by the defendants Beijing Baidu Netcom Technology Co., Ltd., Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., and Baidu Cloud Computing Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Criminal Copyright Infringement of Alita Movie Leads to 4-Year Prison Sentence in China

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According to an October 27, 2020 report in the People’s Court Daily, the People’s Court of Fangcheng County, Henan Province recently sentenced 8 defendants to prison for copyright infringement of several movies including “Alita: Battle Angel” and several Chinese movies. The Court sentenced the defendant Wang  to four years in prison and fined him 1.5 million yuan. The other defendants were sentenced from one year and two months in prison to three years and six months in prison.

China’s Yaohai District Market Supervision Bureau Issues 20 Million RMB Fine for Trademark Infringement

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According to a report by 知识产权界, the Yaohai District Market Supervision Bureau in Hefei, China has fined Hefei Huibin Entertainment Management Co., Ltd. (合肥汇宾娱乐管理有限公司) 20 million RMB (~$2.9 million USD) for trademark infringement. Huibin ran a nightclub in a hotel under the name Shanghai Beach (上海滩) and Shanghai Beach Entertainment Club (上海滩娱乐会所) and was accused of trademark infringement for the use of  the trademark 上海滩.

Shanghai Third Intermediate Court Announces Sentencing of Criminal Lego Infringers

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On September 2, 2020, just 6 months after the Shanghai People’s Procuratorate announced the criminal copyright prosecution of Lego infringers,  the Shanghai Third Intermediate Court has announced the sentencing of the same 9 people to up to 6 years in jail and a 90 million RMB (~$13 million USD) fine.  The group of 9 had sold over 300 million RMB of infringing products under the Lepin (乐拼) brand and had over 30 million RMB of infringing products stored ready for …