CRA Insights

The evolution of China trade secrets protection

April 26, 2021
Computer security

An analysis of two recent decisions by the Supreme People’s Court of China.

In February 2021, the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court of China (the “Court” or “SPC”) released its list of 10 representative cases in 2020. Two of the cases involved trade secrets misappropriation: The “Vanillin” case and the “Carbomer” case, through which the Court intended to “send a strong signal for strengthening the judicial protection of intellectual property rights” in China.

In this Insights, we discuss how the Court reached the damages decisions in these two cases and the significance of these decisions.