Supreme Court OK's Emergency Orders


Source: Xinhua

The Supreme People's Court issued a judicial explanation last Thursday to help courts more promptly stop infringements upon intellectual property rights. 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.