Article for the International Chamber of Commerce IP

    May 2009

    Court decisions of interest

    • Kohler awarded RMB 27,000 compensation for infringement of its patent in a faucet design
    • Budweiser awarded RMB 100,000 compensation
    • Pfizer wins invalidation dispute in respect of patent for Viagra
    • 2009 China IPR protection action plan declared

    In May 2008, international law firm Hammonds became a limited liability partnership. Hammonds LLP and its affiliated undertakings has offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester in the UK, and in Berlin, Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong, Madrid, Munich and Paris.