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Chinese Companies Aggressively Pursue IP Rights – FT

Chinese courts have repeatedly issued “anti-suit injunctions” on behalf of groups like Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE and Oppo to block non-China firms from enforcing IP rights in other jurisdictions

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"Africa will open the 5G era in 2023," Huawei’s northern Africa business president Benjamin Hou said. File photo: Reuters.


Once criticised over repeated violations of intellectual property (IP) rights, Chinese companies are now aggressively litigating for their own protection, the Financial Times reported, adding that they have received support from China’s judicial system.

Chinese courts have issued “anti-suit injunctions” for companies such as telecom groups Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE and Oppo to halt lawsuits against Chinese companies  andstop non-Chinese companies from enforcing their IP rights in other jurisdictions.

Read the full report: Financial Times.





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George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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