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February 17, 2012, 11:12 am
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Why is silk street trapped in an astronomical infringement suit?

In the  Silk Street Market nobody has  an idea that the market is in the middle of a series of trademark infringement disputes. On February 7, Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court accepted an infringement case concerning 56 trademarks, made by 5 foreign manufacturers and 11 Chinese companies and shops. The five designer brands ask 28 million Yuan in damages.

The 5 companies say that the manager of the market and the landlord are indirect liable for their intentional act. In September 2005 the Silk Market was accused of an infringement for the first time. On the one hand the Silk Street Market has been making great efforts to protect IPRs, on the other hand the problem can only by solved by long-term efforts.

Source: China IP News