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Antitrust in WeChat times
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • April 21 2016

This post was contributed by Qing Lyu. WeChat is a very popular messaging app in China, similar to WhatsApp and Facebook Messaging in other parts of


China's Supreme People's Court fences in a new generation of Chinese trademark squatters
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • April 20 2016

On 12 January 2016, China's Supreme People's Court ("SPC") handed down its final judgment in the controversial Castel case. This judgment was


Towards a Greater Chinese Firewall? - China issues new draft domain name rules
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • April 15 2016

On 25 March 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the "MIIT") issued Draft Rules on the Administration of Internet


China: Draft Amended Rules for Utilization of Insurance Funds Issued by CIRC for Public Consultation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • April 4 2016

On 3 March 2016, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC“) released the amendments to the Interim Measures for the


After the gold rush: The end of a golden age for China's mobile app market?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 14 2016

China has finally made a move to regulate the smart mobile devices applications ("Mobile Apps") industry, which has been on fire for many years but


China proposes a revamp to its Anti-Unfair Competition Law - Changes relevant to companies' business practices
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 14 2016

On 25 February 2016, the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council issued a new draft of the amended Anti-Unfair Competition Law ("Draft") for


China: Kung Fu Panda’s ‘merchandising right’ knocks out trademark squatter
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 8 2016

The Beijing Higher People's Court recently rejected a trademark application for the word mark "Kung Fu Panda", filed by a trademark squatter, which


China fences off the World Wide Web with its new Online Publishing Regulations
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 3 2016

China's SARFT and MIT recently jointly issued their new Regulations on the Administration of Network Publication Services ("网络出版服务管理规定"


CAJAC update
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China, South Africa
  • February 29 2016

Further to our previous update on the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC), we can now confirm that CAJAC is open for business in


TMT China Brief - Winter Spring 2016
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • February 17 2016

The Counter-Terrorism Law is the last in a series of laws to tighten the regulation of technology companies, with the stated objective of making