A Shanghai court has dismissed an abuse
of dominance case against two Chinese online entertainment
companies, providing encouragement for dominant companies
wishing to legitimately protect their IP rights.
The case had been filed by Beijing Sursen
Electronic Technology Co against Shanda Interactive
Entertainment and Shanghai Xuanting Entertainment Information
Technology under Article 50 of the PRC Anti-monopoly Law (AML).
The Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court rejected the
claim on October 23 on evidentiary grounds, also finding that
the defendants had been justified in attempting to protect
their IP rights.
"The Shanghai Court's judgment should … be welcomed