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McDermott Will & Emery
China has long been a coveted region of interest for intellectual property (IP) owners, and recent legislative and judicial changes are making China more IP-friendly than ever before.
Lexfield Law Offices
The Beijing Higher People's Court (BHPC) and Beijing Intellectual Property Court (BIPC) recently issued their judgments in a number of high-profile validity cases in the life science area.
Lexfield Law Offices
Beijing Higher People's Court recently issued its final decision finding a later trademark application for "蓝精灵" (pronounced as "Lan Jing Ling"), the common name of smurfs in China...
Lexfield Law Offices
The case has been extensively reported and intensively followed within and outside China, with a central question being whether the court would grant an injunction.
Grant Thornton
The, being as the crucial industrial guidance for foreign investments in China, has been amended in accordance with the needs of economic development and the open-up since its first promulgation in year 1995.
Lexfield Law Offices
On March 1, 2017, the State Intellectual Property Office of China of China announced formal amendments to its Patent Examination Guidelines.
Lexfield Law Offices
The case concerns a design patent on a zipper.
Allbright Law Office
In June, 2016, the AMAC announced a new regulation on the registration of foreign-owned private securities investment fund managers, which opens a door for foreign-owned enterprises to enter China's...
Lexfield Law Offices
Baidu claimed that the 5 companies conducted fraudulent activities off-line although they all provided true and qualified documents when contracting Baidu for promoting their business on
Lexfield Law Offices
In two recent trademark administrative cases, Supreme Court of China for the first time recognizes the value of consent letter issued by the cited trademark owner and allowed two nearly identical trademarks....
Lexfield Law Offices
May 4, 2017, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of China issued Measures for Oral Hearing for Trademark Review Cases by Trademark Review and Adjudication Board that takes effect immediately.
MBM Intellectual Property Law
In China, international companies and celebrities have often found themselves on the losing side in trademark or name right disputes.
Clyde & Co
Clyde & Co
Following publication by the CIRC of the Credit Guaranty Insurance Business Draft Discussion Paper in June 2017, the finalised Credit Guaranty Insurance Business Regulations were duly promulgated by CIRC on 11 July 2017.
Lexfield Law Offices
The DRAFT lists five major aspects that SAIC would like to improve regarding enterprise name registration and administration.
Lexfield Law Offices
The revised Criteria are expected to strengthen the protection of prior-right holders and curb malicious trademark squatting.
Lexfield Law Offices
It has been a common practice for foreign applicants to file a PPH request to expedite the examination of a Chinese patent application based on a positive examination result of a foreign counterpart application, ...
Lexfield Law Offices
In a non-use cancellation action decided in March 2017, the China Trademark Review & Adjudication Board (TRAB) accepted the evidence provided by LexField on behalf of a US company and rejected the action filed by an Australian company.
Lexfield Law Offices
The China Food and Drug Administration on May 12 proposed for the public's comments a draft regulation entitled Relevant Policies for Encouraging Innovations on Drugs and Medical Devices and Protecting Innovators' Rights and Interests ...
Fisher Phillips LLP
Apple's removal of VPN apps from its app store in China could signal a difficult road ahead for companies doing business there. In March 2017, we posted a summary of China's new cyber security law...
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Ropes & Gray LLP
Recent press reports in China have indicated that China's NDRC, one of China's three antitrust regulators, is launching an inquiry into firms in the foreign finance sector to determine if they have...
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
On June 1, 2017, China's new Cyber Security Law took effect.
Clyde & Co
On the 9th of June 2017, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) published its Compulsory Environmental Pollution Insurance Rules – Discussion Paper (Paper).
Clyde & Co
The PRC Cyber Security Law (the CSL) was enacted in November 2016 and came into force on 1 June 2017.
Clyde & Co
It is no great secret that China's Labour Laws are "employee friendly". At the present time, labour laws are very much drafted with a view to protecting the employee rather than promoting flexibility in the labour market.
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
The phenomenon of escalating home buying and home prices continues in China. According to recent publications, the real estate sector now accounts for one-third of China's GDP compared to 10% just a decade ago.
Broad & Bright
The PRC legalization of environmental protection was launched upon the promulgation of first PRC environmental protection law (i.e. the Environmental Protection Law (For Trial Implementation))...
Fenwick & West LLP
China's broad new Cybersecurity Law, slated to go into effect on June 1, imposes sweeping data security requirements on network operators and critical information infrastructure providers.
DeHeng Law Offices
As the reader probably knows, the US Vitamin C cartel litigation, culminating in a judgment by the 2nd Circuit federal court on 20 September 2016, was a watershed case...
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
For more than thirty years, China has facilitated economic growth by attracting foreign investment through Special Economic Zones ("SEZ").
Clyde & Co
Wan Hui Da - Peksung IP Group
The plaintiff Ferrero International S.A. (Ferrero), which was established in 1946 in Italy, has produced and launched the "FERRERO ROCHER" chocolates since 1982.
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