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Google defeated by Chinese author over Google Books

May 7 2014 Despite Google's victory in the United States in the Google Books battle, which took place in 2005 with a US circuit judge accepting Google's…

Court recognises Heinz Chinese trademark as well known

May 6 2015 In 2006 a Chinese individual applied to register the trademark 亨氏, which is identical to the Chinese equivalent of HJ Heinz Company's house mark…

Trademark Office clarifies valid proof of use for cancellation actions

December 16 2009 The Chinese Trademark Office recently laid down specific examples of evidence of use that a registered trademark proprietor can provide to defend successfully against a cancellation action for three years' non-use of that mark.

3D shape mark held to be indistinctive

April 3 2013 An application to register the three-dimensional (3D) shape mark shown below for medical devices in Class 10 has been refused for being devoid of…

Impact of contracts (rights of third parties) ordinance on trademark licensing

December 2 2015 The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap 623) will come into force on January 1 2016. The ordinance introduces a variation of the…

Consultation papers issued to improve market regulatory framework in China

October 7 2021 With a view to improving the market regulatory framework in China, the following drafts were issued by the authorities in August 2021 for public…

Data Security Law of the PRC promulgated

October 7 2021 The Data Security Law of the People's Republic of China 《中華人民共和國數據安全法》 (the "Data Security Law") was promulgated…

One step closer to paperless court proceedings: e-submissions to the Court of Appeal for civil appeals

October 7 2021 Following the passing of the Court Proceedings (Electronic Technology) Bill in July 2020, the Hong Kong Judiciary introduced a new measure to…

What you need to know about the new Personal Information Protection Law in the PRC

October 7 2021 The Personal Information Protection Law of the PRC 《中華人民共和國個人信息保護法》 (the "PIP Law") was promulgated on 20 August 2021, which will come into effect on…

Newsletter September 2021

September 30 2021 Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement) Ordinance to commence operation in February …