China’s Beijing Internet Court rules on the first copyright infringement dispute over AI-generated image

China’s Beijing Internet Court has made a first-instance judgment on the first copyright case in the field related to AI-generated images. The Court found that the defendant’s conduct constituted infringement and must make a public apology and pay 500 yuan in compensation.

Zhang Wen appointed president of the Beijing Financial Court

On September 22, the fifth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 16th Beijing Municipal People's Congress voted to appoint Zhang Wen as the president of the Beijing Financial Court. Zhang Wen, born in August 1968 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, was graduated from Peking University.

China strengthens patent examination for cutting-edge industries

​China Intellectual Property Administration(CNIPA) said on Thursday it had stepped up examination efforts to better protect patents in the fields of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), genetic technology. It has revised examination standards for these cutting-edge industries.

Amendment to China’s Civil Procedure Law come into effect on Jan 1

On September 1, the fifth session of the Standing Committee of the 14th National People's Congress voted to adopt an amendment to the Civil Procedure Law, which will take effect on January 1, 2024.

H&M sues Shein for substantial copyright infringement

Swedish fashion brand H&M has filed a lawsuit against its fast-growing rival Shein in a Hong Kong court for substantial copyright infringement, according to an announcement made by the company on Tuesday. H&M has asked for unspecified damages and an injunction.