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Chinese Court Rules That Amazon’s Cloud Service Violated Copyright, Bans It From Using Logo

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Chinese Court Rules That Amazon’s Cloud Service Violated Copyright, Bans It From Using Logo

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Amazon Connect Technology Services (Beijing) Co., a Chinese subsidiary of Amazon, was determined by a Beijing court to be held liable for trademark infringement over its use of the logo “AWS.” The court banned the e-commerce giant from using the logo in China. “AWS” refers to Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing service operated by Amazon. A Chinese tech company, Beijing ActionSoft Science and Technology Development Company, sued Amazon and its local Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., in July 2018 for their use of the “AWS” logo. The court ruled that the defendants should pay 76.5 million yuan (about $11 million) to compensate the plaintiff for economic losses. An Amazon representative told Wall Street Journal: “Amazon was the first to use the AWS logo in China to sell cloud services by many years. We strongly disagree with the court’s ruling and have appealed the case to the Supreme People’s …

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