How to Legally Use Mickey Mouse Brand and FIgure in China?

By You Yunting

About one month before, the IPR Committee of Shanghai Bar Association invited the police officer from the Economic Investigating Squadron of Shanghai Police Department to deliver a speech on the criminal protection over IPR issues. And in the communication after the seminar, the police officer raised a question to the acceded lawyers, “The Shanghai Disney Land will be constructed several years later, and it’s foreseeable that there could be stores selling Mickey Mouse or other figures articles with no license thereby granted around the park. Yet, by then, the copyright protection term on Mickey could be expired, and so what measures could be taken to strike the unlicensed using or selling?”


Baidu Reached a Final Settlement with Three Main Music Companies

According to the report of Beijing News, the Supreme Court of China revealed recently that Baidu, the defendant in the lawsuit against Universal, Warner and Sony BMG, has reconciled with its opponent.

Universal, Warner and Sony BMG sued Baidu in 2008, claiming Baidu has infringed the companies’ record producer right by links, online audition and download service through search box and ranking list in its MP3 column. But the claim was rejected by the No. Intermediate People’s Court in Beijing in the first instance, and Baidu is judged of no infringement as an cyber search operator.