Archive for April, 2010

“INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION BY CHINESE COURTS IN 2009″

On April 21, 2010, China’s Supreme People’s Court issued a white paper, in both English and Chinese, entitled, “Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2009.” It is made up of four sections in addition to the preface and the conclusion:
I. Fair and Efficient Adjudication of Intellectual Property Cases According to Law has Made the [...]

Published by admin on April 28th, 2010 tagged Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

New Logo of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

New Logo of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has got a new logo. “This forms the cornerstone of a new visual identity for our organization, in line with the new dierections we are taking to keep with the rapid evolution of intellectual property in the 21st century,” said Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO.

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SHANGHAI EXIT-ENTRY ADMINISTRATION BUREAU ON VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE 2010 WORLD EXPO

Shanghai, China – April 26, 2010 – The Shanghai 2010 World Expo is expected to draw 70 million visitors to Shanghai, creating concerns about entry and exit access for foreign investors and visitors to China. AmCham Shanghai will hold a Chinese government briefing on exit-entry visa resolutions on Thursday, May 6 at the Grand Hyatt [...]

Published by admin on April 27th, 2010 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Cooling Off Rule – Protection of Consumer Rights

We have often received inquiries, big or small, concerning various legal issues in China and our lawyers are always ready to provide prompt solutions. Following is one as to whether there is a cooling off rule in China relating to the protection of consumer rights.
Q: I’m a German business student, studying at the University of [...]

Published by admin on April 23rd, 2010 tagged Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

CHINA’S NEW RULES FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT

BEIJING, China — April 15, 2010 — The State Council of China released concerning new rules on overseas investment last Tuesday. According to the “several opinions of the State Council on further utilizing foreign capital” (“Opinions”), business conditions for foreign investment will be further improved and foreign investment utilizing structures will be optimized.
According to the [...]

Published by admin on April 15th, 2010 tagged Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION FOR “NAKED”

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal made a decision against the Court of First Instance and in favour of the Registrar of Trade Marks concerning the registration of “NAKED” for condoms on December 15, 2009.
Earlier in 2009, the Hong Kong High Court of First Instance overruled the decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks in [...]

Published by admin on April 8th, 2010 tagged Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

HONG KONG GROUNDS OF REFUSAL

Recently, the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department issued an amendment to its Work Manual Chapter on relative grounds for refusal. It clarifies that under Section 12(4), if an application is identical or similar to an earlier trade mark, it will not be registered if the earlier trade mark is a well-known trade mark.
It also clarifies [...]

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H-P’S ACQUISITION OF 3COM APPROVED BY CHINA’S MINISTRY OF COMMERCE

It is reported that 3Com Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. has received approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce for H-P’s acquisition of Marlboro-based 3Com.
H-P, based in Palo Alto, Calif., agreed in November to pay $3 billion for computer networking and switching-gear maker 3Com Corp., with an aim to expand its product portfolio, increase sales in the [...]

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Lehman, Lee & Xu nominated “Rising Star” at the International Legal Awards 2010

Lehman, Lee & Xu is pleased to announce that it has been distinguished in the category “Rising Star” at the International Legal Awards 2010. “Rising Star” award is aimed at recognizing firms of high potential. It recognizes remarkable evolution and rapid market gain to catch up with current leaders.
The jury included General Counsels and distinguished [...]

Published by admin on April 2nd, 2010 tagged Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Issues of International Law: Rio Tinto Bribery Case

The Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced four employees of British-Australian mining conglomerate “Rio Tinto” to jail on Monday on charges of receiving bribes and stealing commercial secrets. The jail terms, ranging from seven to fourteen years, have been criticized as overly harsh by the Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, although acknowledged respect for [...]

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