(Source: Xinhua Agency)
The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) held a press conference on December 13th in Beijing to announce new provisions concerning prohibitory injunctions in intellectual property disputes.
The new provisions on prohibitory injunctions in intellectual property disputes were issued on November 26th and will be effective on January 1st, 2019. The document aims to clarify when IP owners can apply for quick court orders to stop infringements without a lawsuit or before a lawsuit is closed. An immediate court order can apply to such "emergencies" in cases when rightful owners' confidential business information is about to be illegally published or one's privacy rights are about to be violated and, without an immediate court order to stop the infringement, damage will be caused.