Get your evidence right
Yang Li and Richeza Herrmann explain how a series of civil cases over trade secrets show the importance of obtaining the right evidence
The infringement of IP is not unique to China, but comes up
frequently in discussions about Chinese business. Trade secrets
are a particularly sensitive right. In contrast to other kinds
of IP, which relate more closely to statutory law, trade
secrets are more a creature of jurisprudence. An in-depth
knowledge of past court decisions is crucial for the accurate
assessment of new cases concerning on this issue. A series of
cases examined by Chinese courts in the last 10 years shows
what strategies need to be adopted....
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