The Experience Not Logic blog has a post, entitled, China IP Litigation Data: What Does it Mean? tabulating the results in IP litigation from various Chinese courts, involving both domestic versus domestic litigation and foreign versus domestic litigation.
I hate to draw too many deep conclusions from such raw data, but even I who am always touting the necessity of protecting IP in China am a bit surprised by the frequency of victory by the IP holder. I expected such numbers in trademark cases, but the numbers in patent cases are better than I expected and in copyright cases much better than I expected.
The international IP lawyers at my law firm have not yet handled a copyright infringement action in China because the dollar amounts in the copyright infringement cases presented have been too low to warrant pursuing, so I would love to hear from anyone who has participated in a copyright case in China.
Is it as easy to prevail in China copyright litigation as the numbers from this tabulation seem to indicate? What about other IP litigation in China?