Washington International Law Journal


This report was translated into English by Tong Li, Xiaohan Lou, Zhenan Wang, and Qiuwen Xu.


The Supreme People’s Court of China began publishing its Annual Report on Intellectual Property Cases in 2008. The annual reports, published in April of each year, summarize and review new intellectual property cases. This translation includes all 30 cases and 39 legal issues of the 2013 Annual Report. It addresses patent law, trademark law, copyright law, unfair competition, contractual intellectual property rights, liability of intellectual property infringement, and intellectual property litigation procedure and evidence. While China is not a common law country, these cases and guidelines provide lower courts with meaningful insight and direction.

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