Friday, November 20, 2020
In line with a regulatory submitting on November 20, 2020 on Juchao Info Community, the statutory info disclosure platform of the Shenzhen Inventory Trade, the Beijing Mental Property Courtroom awarded NavInfo Co., Ltd. (北京四维图新科技股份有限公司) 64.5 million RMB (~$9.eight million USD) in a copyright infringement lawsuit involving maps utilized by the defendants Beijing Baidu Netcom Know-how Co., Ltd., Baidu On-line Community Know-how (Beijing) Co., Ltd., and Baidu Cloud Computing Know-how (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
In line with the submitting, NavInfo licensed the defendants in 2013 to make use of copyrighted digital maps of their merchandise and defendants paid the license charges. Nevertheless, in 2017 the contract expired however the defendants continued to make use of the digital maps with out authorization. Accordingly, NavInfo filed swimsuit for copyright infringement and unfair competitors requesting an injunction and damages of 100 million RMB.
The court docket held that the digital maps concerned within the case constituted a graphic work underneath the Copyright Regulation, and the defendants’ software program “Baidu Map” (百度地图), “Baidu Carlife,” “Baidu Navigation” (百度导航) and different software program used the digital maps considerably much like the plaintiff’s digital maps with out authorization, thus infringing the copyrights of the plaintiff NavInfo.
Along with damages, the Courtroom award an injunction and required the defendants to publish a public apology. The case quantity is （2017）京73民初 1914. The submitting is out there right here: 四维图新：关于公司诉讼的进展公告. No phrase but on whether or not the defendants will enchantment.
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