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Asia IP & TMT: quarterly review

China, Global, Hong Kong - June 24 2014 The new Trade Mark Law of China came into force on 1 May 2014. One of the key changes is the provision of clearer guidance on recognition and…

Benjamin P. K. Choi, Alan C. W. Chiu, Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee, Rosita Y. M. Li.

Asia IP & TMT: quarterly review

China, Hong Kong - December 20 2013 After many revisions and much public consultation, the amended PRC Trade Mark Law was passed by the PRC government in August 2013. The new law will…

Benjamin P. K. Choi, Alan C. W. Chiu, Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee, Rosita Y. M. Li.

Final word: no strict liability on forum hosts for defamatory postings

Hong Kong - July 10 2013 Hong Kong's highest court upheld that operators of a popular online forum are not primary publishers of defamatory postings, and can rely on the…

Eugene I. Low.

An original grant patent system and other changes recommended

Hong Kong - February 18 2013 On 7 February 2013, just two days before the Chinese New Year holidays, the Government published the Report of the Advisory Committee on Review of…

Proposals to amend PRC Trademark Law may impact on trademark squatting

China - January 9 2013 The PRC government recently published the latest revised proposals to amend its Trademark Law ("Proposal"), many of which already appeared in earlier…