(By Lv Xuanxuan)Information about “one-stop online services” and the app of “in Shanghai” for the general public appeared on the official website of “the People’s Government of Shanghai” on 22 February 2019. Online “windows” such as “in Shanghai”, “With You”, “One-stop Online Services”, “On Your Hands”, “On Your Fingertips” give more convenience to the public to deal with administrative affairs. However, the application of the internet plus will make it more difficult to prevent “free riders” in the public service area. Search results generated by search tools in certain apps using key words about the above services frequently show account numbers and service marks that are very similar to or even the same as the official service names. This article aims to explore the protection of public service and product marks in hope of contributing to the construction of the “service government”.
By You Yunting
Taobao.com is the biggest e-commerce website in China, it is mainly engaged in platform providing rather than doing the business itself. Therefore, all the products sold on it were by third parties, and its platform could be divided into Taobao market and Tmall. In last month, Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba Group, published the annual total turnover of Taobao.com will supersede the sum up of eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) (note: the link is in Chinese). However, on the other hand, with the increasing of the transaction, the risk of intellectual property of the website is also growing, and in fact, we have seen it on the list of notorious market by USA government. In the mean time, considering the strengthened strike on infringements on Taobao.com, the website has been judged for joint liability in dozens of cases. Today, we would like to analyze the judgment of e-commerce’s legal liability by Chinese courts with 2 established cases.