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QBPC Delegation Visits Jinhua Intermediate People’s Court

Create Time:2022-07-27

On the morning of July 22, Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (QBPC) Best Practices/Enforcement Committee (BPEC) Vice Chair Hongkai Zhang and the representative of Victoria’s Secret & Co. visited the Jinhua Intermediate People’s Court and presented the QBPC 2021-2022 Annual Top Ten Cases Appreciation Plaque. Yang Jianjin and Zhang Sixin, Deputy Chief Judges of the Third Civil Tribunal warmly received the delegation of QBPC.


Firstly, Deputy Chief Judge Zhang Sixin warmly welcomed the representatives of the QBPC and introduced the difficulties and challenges in the appeal and subsequent execution of the infringement dispute on trademark rights between Victoria’s Secret & Co. and a company in Yiwu, Chen and Gong. Zhang also shared valuable experiences on how they successfully concluded the case and ensured smooth execution. Moreover, taking the case as an example, Deputy Judge Yang expressed that the Jinhua Intermediate People’s Court attached importance to equal, strong and strict protection on intellectual property rights as well as identical protection for Chinese and foreign right holders. It also made efforts to increase infringement compensation in handling malicious and repeated infringement cases. 


Then, BPEC Vice Chair Hongkai Zhang introduced the organizational structure and characteristics of the QBPC. As a star project of QBPC, the Annual Top Ten Cases Selection had been held for 21 times. The selected cases were all highly representative and reflected the hot and difficult issues of IPR, which are highly recognized by the judicial and law enforcement departments at central and local levels. The number of candidate cases was as high as 74 this year, making it the most competitive in history. The case of “VICTORIA’S SECRET Piercing the Corporate Veil Trademark Infringement Case”, handled by Jinhua Intermediate People’s Court, won the QBPC 2021-2022 Annual Top Ten Cases. Thus, QBPC and the representative of the right holder of Victoria’s Secret & Co., the nominator of this case, expressed their gratitude to the court.


Finally, the delegation of QBPC presented the Top Ten Cases Appreciation Plaque to the Jinhua Intermediate People’s Court and looked forward to more exchanges and closer cooperation between the two sides in the future.