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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