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 China News | Comment now »

QQ VS 360

Recently, the disputes between Tencent’s QQ and Qihoo’s 360 software have caused quite a stir in the press
In September 2010, Qihoo 360 launched a software called “360 Privacy Protector”. This product is used to keep tabs on other software on a user’s computer and is able to detect a number of things, for instance the [...]

Published by admin on November 22nd, 2010 tagged China Law | 1 Comment »

ATM fee get a unanimous raise, new regulations expected to be released

In this July, a number of Chinese banks raised the ATM withdrawal fee to 4 Yuan in uniform. Without any notice to the public, the sudden increase in the bank fee caused a severe public censure.
As a response to the complaints, the NDRC announced a Q&A on July 28th concerning the recent increase of the [...]

Published by admin on August 6th, 2010 tagged China Law | 1 Comment »