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Fresh Release of QBPC 2019-2020 Annual Top Ten Cases

Create Time:2020-04-29


On April 28, 2020, Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (’QBPC”)releases the Results of 2019-2020 Annual Top Ten Cases in IP Protection and Model Cases Bridging Administrative and Judicial IP Enforcement.


The candidate cases are divided into three major categories: criminal cases, non-criminal cases and model cases that bridges administrative and judicial IP enforcement. These cases are independently nominated by member companies and voted by eligible voters from member companies. After a fair, just and open selection, 24 cases were elected as QBPC 2019-2020 Annual Top Ten Cases in IP Protection and Model Cases Bridging Administrative and Judicial IP Enforcement this year. Since 2002, QBPC has been undertaking the selection of “Top Ten Practice Cases” annually, which has received increasing attention both at home and abroad. QBPC annual Top Ten Case selection have become a window and a platform for the international community,foreign goverments and private institutions to understand the development of intellectual property protection in China from an objective point of view.   

Please find the list of winning cases:

Criminal Case

Criminal Case-11

L Brands Inc.,    Estee Lauder Cosmetics Ltd. Inc.,  


Zhang Wei and Zhang Xiaowei Counterfeiting Goods with Registered Trademarks in Lanxi City, Zhejiang Province
Criminal Case-1 ABB Refurbished ABB Breakers by Zhu et al. Found Counterfeiting
Criminal Case-21 Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) Yantai Longkou Cluster Battle (the 11.27 case of producing and selling counterfeiting wines in Yantai, Shandong
Criminal Case-5 Eaton Corporation Ye Peiwei Counterfeiting Registered Trademark Criminal Case
Criminal Case-18

Sanofi (China) Investment Co., Ltd.,    Novo Nordisk (China) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Bayer Healthcare Co., Ltd.,     AstraZeneca Investment (China) Co., Ltd.,  Pfizer Investment Co., Ltd.

Criminal Incidental Civil Public Interest Litigation Case Concerning the Sale of Counterfeit Drugs by Zhu and Others
Criminal Case-19 S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Criminal Retrial of the Case about Mr. Wang Youyuan Infringing KIWI Trademark
Criminal Case-2 BURBERRY LIMITED  Criminal Case of Copyright Infringement and Selling Goods with Counterfeit Registered Trademark against Two Individual Criminals in Guangzhou
Criminal Case-20 Schneider Electric (China) Co., Ltd. Tang Fenghua, Li Shaowu and Wu Baixuan sale counterfeit "             "registered trademark products
Criminal Case-4 Corteva Agriscience (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.  Corn Seed Illegal Management Case in Qinyang City, Henan Province

Non-Criminal Case

Non-Criminal Case-35 L Brands Inc.

Xu Lili Infringing the Exclusive Right of Registered Trademarks of L brands Inc. and

the Use of False Manufacturer’s Name and Address

Non-Criminal Case-29 Eaton Corporation Wenzhou Tuoken, Peng Li Trademark Infringement Case
Non-Criminal Case-34 Honeywell

Lawsuit of Honeywell vs. Shanghai Renywell Measurement Technology Co., Ltd.,

Shanghai Renywell Technology Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Ruxing Automatic Control Equipment Co., Ltd. for Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition

Non-Criminal Case-45 Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) Southcorp Brands Pty Limited v. Huai’an Huaxiazhuangyuan Vintage Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Zhengsheng Trade Co., Ltd.
Non-Criminal Case-38 New Balance Administrative Retrial Decision on Qierte’s N Mark Made by the Supreme People’s Court
Non-Criminal Case-39 New Balance Appeal of Administrative Litigation regarding New Balance’s Invalidation Request against Trademark No. 3954764 Registered by New Barlun
Non-Criminal Case-40 Nike Innovate, C.V   Nike Innovate C. V. VS Baiyanwang (Fujian) Sports Goods Co., LTD. Trademark Infringement Case
Non-Criminal Case-44 Siemens Dispute over five persons (including Hainan Ximenzi Century Electric Appliance Co., Ltd., and Ding) infringement upon enterprise name rights and unfair competition
Non-Criminal Case-33 Honda Motor Co., LTD. Trademark infringement between Honda Motor Co., LTD. and Chongqing Hengsheng Xintai Trading Co., Ltd. and Chongqing Hengsheng Group Co., Ltd.
Non-Criminal Case-36 LEGO Toy (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. LEGO A/S v. Shantou Meizhi Model Co., Ltd et. al. (four defendants) copyright infringement civil actions concerning production and sales of “LEPIN” blocks

Five Model Cases

Five Model Cases-46 3M Company Counterfeiting registered trademarks, producing and selling fake or inferior products by Fu et al.
Five Model Cases-48 L Brands Inc. Changshu Qianyang Home Textile Company Counterfeiting Goods with Registered Trademarks
Five Model Cases-47 Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Ltd.,  L’Oréal (China) Co., Ltd.,   Estee Lauder Cosmetics Ltd. Inc Ms. Yang et al. manufacturing and selling commodities with counterfeit registered trademarks in Zhuji City, Zhejiang Province
Five Model Cases-49 Unilever (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Ms. He in Anhui Province Manufacturing and Selling Counterfeit Unilever Products


Starting from May, QBPC will launch a series of articles and online lectures to discuss the selected cases in detail. In November this year, QBPC will conduct 2019-2020 QBPC Annual Top Ten Cases in IP Protection and Model Cases Bridging Administrative and Judicial IP Enforcement Announcement in Beijing.