Archive for February, 2018

New Approaches to Cryptocurrency Funds

1.      What benefits are there to running a cryptocurrency-backed fund (so funds that only hold cryptocurrency, no fiat)? Is it easier to make cross-border investments?
Regulations regarding cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency funds are mixed across jurisdictions. For instance, China has essentially completely prohibited anything related with cryptocurrency. Other jurisdictions like Japan, have been more proactive about regulating [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 23rd, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

What Contributes to China’s Low Crime Rate?

Overall crime rates in China are low, particularly compared to other major developing countries. As a western trained lawyer living and working in China over 30 years, I have seen this first hand.

There are many reasons for this. Firstly there is the Chinese culture, which is probably the most significant factor behind the low overall [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 8th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

How Effective is the USPTO IPR Attaché Program in China?

The IPR Attaché Program was formally initiated by the United State Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in 2006. Although the aim for such Program was to promote IPR protection and enforcement domestically and abroad, to secure strong IPR provisions in international agreements and to encourage strong IPR enforcement by U.S. trading partners by deterring intellectual [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on February 1st, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »