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The recent victory won by Lifang & Partners together with Kenyon & Kenyon over a US ITC 337 investigation attracts wide attention from the media. The case was brought by the UK-basedTate & Lyle PLC and its US subsidiary against Hebei Sukerui Science and Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Forbest Trade Co., Ltd., Beijing Forbest Chemical Co., Ltd. and Forbest International USA, LLC. Lifang and the US-based Kenyon & Kenyon LLP represent the respondents.
On September 22 the initial ruling from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) was released in favor of the respondents. The Chinese media react quickly to cover the news. On September 25, the Legal Daily featured a report entitled “Chinese Respondents Win Initial Ruling in US Sucralose 337 Investigation.” Subsequently, the China Intellectual Property News and the China Trade News made in-depth coverage in succession. Fangyuan Lvzheng, the legal journey sponsored by the Procuratorial Daily Press has made serial special reports on the case.
Major networks such as Sina and Sohu have also posted relevant news stories.