Recently, the 2017 China Blue Paper on Rule of Law was officially released. “The first case of Alibaba suing online counterfeit sellers” was included in the Paper as a typical case for the promotion of rule-of-law progress. The Blue Paper pointed out that as the first national case about action against online counterfeit sellers by the e-commerce platform, this case is of positive significance to the future crackdown on online counterfeiting. Besides, the first case of illegal operation on the click-farming platform was also included in the Blue Paper as a typical case, which is also adjudged based on the clue offered by Alibaba big data to the police.
The case concerning the action against online counterfeit sellers by the e-commerce platform was the first one across the nation to be publicly adjudged. The court head played as a chief judge and the judgment results reflected the advanced thinking and innovation spirit of Fengxian People’s Court in Shanghai on the governance of online counterfeits. Its principle that the counterfeit sellers should compensate the platform was also identified and the case played a role of demonstration for the e-commerce platforms, brand enterprises and consumers who wish to take the legal weapon for the protection of self legitimate rights and interests when suffering the harm of counterfeits.
Now, this case is also awarded as one of the “2017 ten major cases of civil administrative cases of people’s courts” and nominated in the evaluation event of “ten major cases for the promotion of rule-of-law progress in 2017” jointly initiated by the Supreme People’s Court and the CCTV.
Source: Legal Evening News