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Protection for online games under the General Provision of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law commentary on the unfair competition dispute Hearthstone v. Legend of Crouching Dragon
  • Watson & Band Law Offices
  • China
  • October 16 2015

In the wake of the progressive development of technology and society, online games have gained popularity among the public as an emerging cultural

Legal protection for virtual property in China
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • China
  • December 9 2008

Should there be legal protection for virtual property in China?

Foreigners and internet games in China: "unfair" play results in new rules
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • China
  • November 2 2009

Foreign companies and their Chinese partners have always been major players in the Chinese online gaming market

Notice of the Ministry of Culture on implementing Supplementary Provisions IX to CEPA
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • China
  • November 1 2012

On September 27, 2012, the Ministry of Culture issued the Notice on Relevant Matters Concerning the Implementation of the Supplementary Provisions IX to the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (“CEPA”) and the Supplementary Provisions IX to the CEPA between the Mainland and Macau

China encourages development of Internet café chains
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • China
  • December 14 2009

New measures have been promulgated to encourage the development of café chains

MOC issues first ministry-level regulation on online games
  • White & Case LLP
  • China
  • July 22 2010

On June 3, 2010 Ministry of Culture (“MOC”) issued the Tentative Measures on the Administration of Online Games (the “Tentative Measures”), which will come into effect on August 1, 2010

World of Warcraft controversy leads to war of words between government regulators
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • China
  • November 4 2009

The latest move in the continuing saga between the Ministry of Culture MOC and the General Administration of Press and Publication GAPP over popular online game World of Warcraft has led to MOC reiterating its sole responsibility for the administration of China’s online games market

Updated forecast for the Chinese games industry: mostly sunny with a high chance of clouds
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • China
  • July 10 2014

As we explored in our February 2014 article, "Free Trade Zone has Silver Lining for Gaming Companies," China has loosened its ban on the sale of

Anthony Rapa
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP