Many foreign-investors have paid close attention to the recent copyright infringement case of LEGO, which involves a large amount of infringing products with a total volume over 4.84 million boxes, generating revenue of more than 330 RMB million yuan. It is the largest criminal case of intellectual property infringement suffered by LEGO group in the Chinese market. When the Third Branch of Shanghai People’s Procuratorate processed tons of piled documents and initiated the prosecution, the toy company expressed sincere gratitude in an orthodox Chinese way.
On April 9, 2020, LEGO Group’S Vice President, Asia Pacific and China legal affairs director Luo Can (Robin Smith) paid a visit to the Third Branch of Shanghai People’s Procuratorate to deliver a “thank you” letter, along with a symbolic pennant, i.e. a tasseled flag that would be hanging on the procuratorate’s office as a testimonial for their conscientious work.
According to a source from the Third Branch of Shanghai People’s Procuratorate, there were more than 1,000 pieces of evidence and 123 volumes of investigation files were presented to and cross-examined in the court.