Archive for November, 2015

Trademarks, pretty things and fair competition.

Trademarks, pretty things and fair competition.
The issue of aesthetic functionality came up in a recent project, therefore it seems fitting to discuss it.
In the USA there is something called the functionality doctrine, which protects specific features of products by way of trademark laws. This idea is a balancing act that some American Courts must perform [...]

Published by Christopher Fung on November 25th, 2015 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

The 2 Child Policy in the 80’s

Whilst reading, I came across an article about China’s 2 child policy. Apparently, a 2 child policy has been around in some places with a majority Han population since the 80’s. I understand that the rule only applied to 4 small areas and was created as a result of Liang Zhongtang of the Shanxi Academy [...]

Published by Christopher Fung on November 21st, 2015 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Getting a foot in the door

Despite having a slowing economy, China’s economic growth is still exceeding that of many Western Countries. Slowing economies have had adverse effects on the legal industries within those countries and now many lawyers and firms are looking to China for growth and development opportunities.
However, things in life are rarely simple. One can’t just move to [...]

Published by Christopher Fung on November 19th, 2015 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

A MOVEABLE FEAST – essentials every foreign business must know to succeed in the Chinese food Market

In the States, you can buy Chinese food. In Beijing you can buy hamburger. It’s very close. Now I feel the world become a big family, like a really big family. You have many neighbors. Not like before, two countries are far away. – Jet Li
If you’ve ever thought about opening a food import company [...]

Published by Christopher Fung on November 11th, 2015 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »