Earlier this year the Supreme People’s Court announced its top 10 exemplary IP cases of 2...

ABB prevails in a private criminal prosecution in China – Lexology

Earlier this year the Supreme People’s Court announced its top 10 exemplary IP cases of 2020. One of these is the private criminal prosecution brought against a counterfeit seller by ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, a leading global technology company specialising in electrification, robotics and automation. Under China’s IP enforcement regime, a criminal proceeding is usually initiated by the police – either through a direct raid action or by following up a case that was referred by an administrative enforcement authority. If the case meets the threshold for criminal prosecution, then the police refer it to the People’s Procuratorate, which …

 

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