The Beijing Intellectual Property Court rules that a national audio-video copyright association did not abuse its dominant position (KTV / CAVCA)

Antitrust litigations concerning intellectual property rights increased in 2020. Among notable cases, the case of eight KTV v. China Audio Video Copyright Association (“CAVCA”) for its abuse of dominance [1] attracted particular attention. Background In this case, the plaintiffs of eight KTV enterprises claimed that CAVCA required them to sign licensing agreements with an agent designated by CAVCA, but the agent attached unreasonable conditions to the license

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  • King & Wood Mallesons (Beijing)

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Cheng Liu, The Beijing Intellectual Property Court rules that a national audio-video copyright association did not abuse its dominant position (KTV / CAVCA), 3 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 99556

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