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IP court grants injunction in ongoing Warcraft dispute
  • Wan Hui Da - Peksung IP Group
  • China
  • January 9 2017

The computer game World of Warcraft (????) is owned by Blizzard Entertainment Inc and operated in Mainland China exclusively by Shanghai NetEase

Michael Jordan wins the trademark disputes over his Chinese name
  • CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
  • China
  • January 13 2017

On December 8, 2016, the Supreme People’s Court of China (the “Supreme Court”) ruled on the disputes between the retrial petitioner (the plaintiff in

It’s a Game Winning Shot but Far from a Slam Dunk: Michael Jordan Obtains Partial Victory in Chinese Courts over Use of His Name
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • China
  • January 9 2017

In December 2016, China's Supreme Court held that a Chinese manufacturer named Qiaodan Sports Company, could not continue to produce athletic shoes

Now playing: New film law impacts the Chinese silver screen
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • December 14 2016

On November 7, 2016, the People's Republic of China's highest legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, passed the

China issues new Advertising Law effective on 1 September 2015
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • June 3 2015

On 24 April 2015, China passed the draft amendments to the Advertising Law. This amended Advertising Law ("Amended Law") will come into effect on 1

  • HFG Law & Intellectual Property
  • China
  • December 30 2015


China SAPPRFT Issued Implementation Rules to Streamline the Approval Process of Mobile Games
  • Broad & Bright
  • China
  • June 7 2016

From July 1, 2016, no mobile game can be published without pre-approval from the SAPPRFT. A simplified approval process which is expected to complete

Impact of New Regulations on the Publishing and Operation of Foreign Online Games in China
  • Broad & Bright
  • China
  • April 27 2016

Two recent regulations indicate that the Chinese government intends to tighten the administration of online games, in particular, foreign-copyrighted

The SPC Ruled for Michael Jordan for his Chinese name right: “Qiaodan in Chinese”
  • Beijing East IP Ltd
  • China
  • December 8 2016

The Supreme People’s Court took these cases and held a public hearing in April this year, and this morning (December 8th), the SPC publicly announced

Blizzard Safeguards the Copyright of World of WarCraft in First Instance
  • AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office
  • China
  • October 26 2016

Blizzard Entertainment Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as Blizzard Entertainment) jointly with Shanghai EaseNet Network Technology Co., Ltd