Archive for October, 2011

THE REVIEW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

The Third Annual Special Issue and Symposium for the Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL) is to take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is an honor for RIPL to invite the world’s practitioners and scholars in the field of intellectual property to write and present on the general theme of [...]

Published by admin on October 31st, 2011 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

Joint Ventures in China – Planning Stages

Foreign companies invest in China with a variety of investment vehicles. The benefit of a joint venture, meaning a Chinese party and a foreign party jointly create a legal entity for the purpose of providing a product or a service for a fee, is derived from real estate and relationships provided by the Chinese party. [...]

Published by admin on October 31st, 2011 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

Comments on Draft of the Chinese Trademark Law

The Draft of the Trademark Law Third Amendment (Draft) was released for public comment by the Chinese State Council’s Legislative Affairs Office on September 2, 2011. While the vast majority of the clauses will not change, certain provisions in the Draft are well worth discussion.
Protection of well-known marks
Article 62 forbids the use of a well-known [...]

Published by admin on October 29th, 2011 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

The social insurance of expatriates working in China

The new PRC Social Insurance Law, came into effect on 1 July 2011, indicates that foreigner working in China are able to participate in the Chinese social security system. A foreigner who has the work permit for foreigners, a foreign expert certificate, a foreign journalist card or a permanent residence permit for foreigners must participate [...]

Published by admin on October 28th, 2011 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

Edward Lehman was fortunate enough to have worked with Tim Gelatt in mainland China during those early years when China was re-establishing its legal system. Mr. Lehman is still reflective of Mr. Gelatt’s untimely death at far too young an age, and appreciative of Mr. gelatt’s pioneering as a foreigner working in mainland China at [...]

Published by admin on October 26th, 2011 tagged China News | Comment now »

Software Copyright Registration Application – Procedure and Main Points

If you’re managing a company with software copyrights and have not registered them in China, have you thought of what you will do if your software is copied by a competitor? It takes nearly one year and one-half for the application process. The application process is necessary before even a basic cease and desist letter [...]

Published by admin on October 25th, 2011 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

FAQs on Shareholder Derivative Actions in China

Q: What is the related case to Shareholder Derivative Actions in China?
A: In 2006, the Shin Kong Group, one of the Taiwanese family-owned conglomerates, established a joint venture with Hualian Investment, a large Chinese State Owned Enterprise (SOE), which has an affiliate listed on the Shanghai stock exchange. In late 2008, relations between the parties [...]

Published by admin on October 18th, 2011 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

RMB FDI Pilot Program and Nation-Wide Cross-Border RMB Settlement

China has launched an RMB FDI pilot program which allows foreign companies to invest in China using the Chinese Yuan (RMB).
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), in a statement issued after the release of their new rules on foreign direct investment (FDI), said that permits to make direct investment in China with a settlement in [...]

Published by admin on October 18th, 2011 tagged China News | Comment now »

In rem in China

In rem (Latin, power about or against “the thing”) is a legal term describing the power a court may exercise over property (either real or personal) or a “status” against a person over whom the court does not have “in personam jurisdiction”. Jurisdiction in rem assumes the property or status is the primary object of [...]

Published by admin on October 16th, 2011 tagged China News | Comment now »

Chinese Law Courses Offered by North American Law Schools

American Law Schools

Law School
Course/Seminar
Instructor

American University College of Law
Chinese Law
Yu

University of California at Berkeley Law School 
Chinese Legal Institution (for undergraduates)
Robert Berring

University of California Hastings College of the Law
Introduction to Chinese LawChina and the International Legal Order Seminar
Legal Reform in East Asia
Keith Hand

University of California Hastings College of the Law
China Business Law and Economic Rights Seminar
Ling Zhu

Columbia [...]

Published by admin on October 8th, 2011 tagged China News | Comment now »