The Shanghai Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court gave its first instance verdict on the copyright lawsuit of Crayon Shin-chan on March 23, 2012.
The Shanghai Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court gave its first instance verdict on the copyright lawsuit of Crayon Shin-chan on March 23, 2012. Shanghai Enjia Economy and Trade Development Co Ltd was ordered to stop infringement and pay RMB 300,000 ($47,000) to Futabasha Co Ltd in compensation.
‘Crayon Shin-chan’ is a cartoon character in a series created by a Japanese cartoonist, the late Yoshito Usui.
With copyright solely authorised by Yoshito Usui in 1992, Futabasha Co Ltd of Japan, believed that three Chinese companies, including Shanghai Enjia, used images of Crayon Shin-chan in many goods, promotional activities and trademarks without authorisation, and conducted franchising activities in the market in respect of Crayon Shin-chan products via various media so that these companies had infringed its copyright and seriously affected its authorised business and commercial promotion of cartoon images of Crayon Shin-chan.
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Trademark infringement, China Copyright Law, Shanghai Enjia, Futabasha, Crayon Shin-chan