China’s recent development in domain name litigation

(Author: He Fang, Partner of Beijing Lusheng Law Firm; Source: China Intellectual Property)

A series of civil lawsuits concerning cyber squatting has taken place successively or simultaneously in China since the end of 1990s when ".cn" was opened for registration. The typical cases in this regard included the "IKEA" case, "DuPont" case and others. The early period has witnessed the irreplaceable role civil procedure has played in the settlement of cyber piracy. Domain name disputes mushroomed in court for resolution one after another from 1999 to 2002. Consequently, many people were summoned . . .

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