In 2016 the Guangzhou IP Court granted its first ever preliminary injunction since its establishment in 2014.  The injunction was given to French designer brand Christian Louboutin owner of three Chinese registered designs covering the lid and container of a lipstick.

The request ordered Guangzhou based Verteam Trade Co., Ltd. to stop manufacturing and selling nine lipsticks which infringed Christian Louboutin designs and ordered Guangzhou based Benefit Cosmetics Co., Ltd. to stop manufacturing the same infringing goods.

Historically the Chinese courts had been cautious in issuing preliminary injunctions it is hoped however that this injunction from Guangzhou IP Court will mark stronger protection for IP rights in China.