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The choice of forum - a Local Court or International Arbitration?

China - October 26 2021 Due to the independence of the judiciary in each country or region, an award or a judgment rendered in one jurisdiction does not necessarily mean that…

Vivian Desmonts, Ivy Liang

Lifecycle of a smart idea | Is there enough proof in the patent? Evidence in patent cases

Global - September 29 2021 Evidence is one of the most vital elements when intellectual property (IP) infringement disputes come into play. In this installment of our "Lifecycle…

Céline Bey, Ronald Edward Dimock, Selena Kim, Laurent Massam, Elliot Papageorgiou

Risk Prevention and Strategy for Trade Secret Protection in China

China - September 8 2021 The China Civil Code, effective from 1 January 2021, attaches great importance to the protection of trade secrets, with Article 123 of the Civil Code…

Vivian Desmonts, Ivy Liang

Trade secret protection in China in the era of civil code

China - August 11 2021 On 26 February 2021, the Supreme People's Court of China (the "SPC") handed down the second-instance judgment for the dispute between the plaintiffs…

Vivian Desmonts, Ivy Liang, Evelyn Zhang

Overview of Parallel Import Issues in China

China - June 8 2021 With the development of globalised trade, the cross-border e-commerce trade has become a new growth point for the economic development for many…

Vivian Desmonts, Ivy Liang