The Supreme People's Court has published a list of what it
refers to as its "top 10 IP cases in 2008".
The cases, listed below, were published on the Court's
website recently. They range from a criminal case involving
passing off of registered trademarks to a claim of copyright
infringement by Porsche, and were apparently chosen on the
basis of their significance for the development of IP case law
in mainland China. At the same time, the Court also published a
wider list of what it deems the 50 "landmark IP cases in
The Court appears keen to use the internet to publicise its
work and assist with enforcement: in April, it announced the
establishment of a new website which promised to name the
losing parties in civil cases who had not paid damages.
Civil cases concerning intellectual property rights (7