Didi Chuxing has announced plans to appeal to ahigher court after Beijing's Chaoyang district courtrejected Didi's appeal that the court did not havejurisdiction to hear a case brought against Didi byAutoNavi.
Didi argued the case should have been heard inspecialized IPR courts. However, the Chaoyangcourt rejected that appeal.
Seven Didi employees, who had recently moved to the company from AutoNavi, allegedlyprovided Didi with AutoNavi trade secrets.
AutoNavi provides mapping and other navigation-based services, which Didi also uses in itsride-hailing services.
Didi is also accused of engaging in unfair business competition through false orexaggerated publicity.
AutoNavi was acquired by Alibaba Group in 2014.