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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

China Monthly TMC Update - December 2016
  • CMS, China
  • China
  • December 19 2016

In an effort to establish the social credit system in China, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) signed a cooperative memorandum

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

Media, Sport and Entertainment Intelligence - September 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, China
  • September 8 2016

It’s been a great month for sports fans with the Rio Olympics providing a daily dose of exceptional sporting memories. It has also been estimated that

IP & IT Newsticker in CEESEE
  • Wolf Theiss
  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, European Union, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia
  • December 14 2016

On 15 September 2016, the CJEU ruled in the Tobias McFadden case that a vendor offering an open free Wi-Fi network to the public cannot be held liable

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

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

China's gold crop weathers new regulations... for now
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • China
  • August 11 2009

Until very recently, virtual currency trading has been widely accepted in China

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

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?