Chinese Courts Target Taobao.com: Good News for Trademark Owners?

In April 2012, the Supreme Court of the People’s Republic of China published a collection of the most important decisions issued in 2011 regarding the protection of intellectual property.

Precedents are not binding in China. However, the decisions selected by the Supreme People’s Court (which has occurred since 2007) have great weight and authority.

One of these decisions concerns Taobao.com. This is a very popular website of the Alibaba Group for the on-line sale (B2C) of a wide range of products.

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