Unfair Competition

China vets baby brand Yumeijing’s merger with drug company

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) on May 16 announced a public consultation round on the merger of two Tianjin-based state-owned companies Tianjin Pharmacy Holdings Co., Ltd. (天津市医药集团有限公司) and Tianjin Yumeijing Group Co., Ltd. (天津郁美净集团有限公司). The merger is categorized as a sim

Tencent sues vivo over unfair competition for app store traffic

China’s Jinan Intermediate People’s Court of Shandong province today hears a lawsuit filed by Chinese multinational tech and entertainment conglomerate Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Co. Ltd. (深圳市腾讯计算机系统有限公司) against China’s third-ranking smartphone maker vivo Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. (维沃移

3 exemplary cases: unfair competition in digital era

 Case 1A Shenzhen city-based art publishing and dealing group published text and 3,700 or so images about the artworks on the catalog to be sold at 16 forthcoming auctions on the website it hosted. A Beijing-based tech company copied the text and images and republished them on its own website w

Top 10 anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition cases as of 2017: Beijing Intellectual Property Court

China’s Beijing Intellectual Property Court on March 16 published an overview of anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition lawsuits since its inception in 2014 and a list of top 10 exemplary cases the court ruled on as of 2017.

Chinese kiosk producer fined $16,000 for false advertising as McDonald's supplier

​China’s Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court on December 26 upheld the lower court’s decision ordering Guangzhou Taiyun Tech Co., Ltd. to pay 100,000 yuan ($16,000) in damages in a legal battle with Guangzhou Coates Signco Trading Co., Ltd.