Unfair Competition

China enforces stricter punishment for IP infringement in 2023

In 2023, punitive compensation was applied in 319 cases, marking a 117% year-on-year increase, with a total compensation of 11.6 billion yuan, a 3.5-fold increase compared to the previous year.

China handles 12,496 unfair competition cases and imposes fines of 582 million yuan in 2023

Market supervision departments at all levels inspected 79,000 units involved in charging fees for enterprises, imposing fines of 430 million yuan and returning 2.16 billion yuan to enterprises. These supervision departments also handled 12,496 unfair competition cases in 2023.

China’s market regulators dealt with 1,209 internet unfair competition cases in 2023

​ Market regulatory authorities across China have investigated and dealt with 1,209 internet unfair competition cases since the beginning of 2023, according to news released on Thursday.

Baidu sues Apple over fake Ernie bot apps

Baidu has filed lawsuits against Apple over fake copies of its Ernie bot app available on Apple's app store. The company's artificial intelligence powered Ernie bot, launched last month, has been regarded as China's closest answer to the U.S.-developed chatbot ChatGPT.

China is soliciting public opinion on its Anti-Unfair Competition Law ​

​ The State Administration for Market Regulation is soliciting public opinion on a draft amendment to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law, which focuses on digital economy, according to its official website on Tuesday.