Dunhill vs Danhuoli: A Curtain – Raiser for Higher Damage Compensation Jul10

Dunhill vs Danhuoli: A Curtain – Raiser for Higher Damage Compensation

Last October, Alfred Dunhill, a British luxury brand, won a $1.4m (RMB 10 million) payout over trademark infringement by a Chinese menswear brand called Danhuoli, marking an important progression in IP protection in China. Dunhill filed and ordered the lawsuit in China where the Foshan Intermediate People’s Court in Guangdong Provi...

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EVFTA – Vietnam and EU sign Free Trade Agreement Jul03

EVFTA – Vietnam and EU sign Free Trade Agreement

History was made in Hanoi on June 30, as Vietnam and the European Union signed agreements on bilateral free trade and investment protection in Hanoi. The Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will ensure the balance of benefits for both Vietnam and the EU, while the Europe-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) will m...

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Potential Cyber Economic Zone:Way to Boost Exports of Russian IT Jun27

Potential Cyber Economic Zone:Way to Boost Exports of Russian IT

The Russian Ministry of Economic Development presented a draft concept of a new extraterritorial Special Economic Zone for IT companies (or Cyber Economic Zone). According to the Ministry, the zone should help to stimulate the export of IT goods and services and aims to implement the May 2018 Presidential Decrees which require the ov...

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The restrictions for e-commerce foreign operators under the Indian FDI policy Jun27

The restrictions for e-commerce foreign operators under the Indian FDI policy

India has the second-largest internet userbase in the world, only behind China in terms of numbers, with more than 475 million users. Indeed, India has experienced a rapid growth in smartphones and internet connectivity across the country, especially in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, which has lead to the overall development of the e-comm...

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Involved in a Dispute in Italy? Go to Arbitration Jun26

Involved in a Dispute in Italy? Go to Arbitration

During the last decades, Italy has encouraged companies and individual to resolve their disputes through alternative disputes resolution methods, instead of opting for claiming their rights before Courts. More specifically, regarding the arbitration, the Italian Civil Procedure Code provides that the parties to a contract may deci...

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The 4th Amendment of Trademark Law Takes Stronger Position: Regulating Malicious Hoarding Applications, Increasing the Amount of Compensation for Infringement, Punishing Malicious Registration and Litigation Jun25

The 4th Amendment of Trademark Law Takes Stronger Position: Regulating Malicious Hoarding Applications, Increasing the Amount of Compensation for Infringement, Punishing Malicious Registration and Litigation

On April 23, 2019, at the 10th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress, a decision was adopted to amend the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China ("Trademark Law"). The amended provisions will come into effect on November 1, 2019, which is the fourth revision of the Trademark Law after 1993,...

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High-end property in Vietnam attracts foreign investors Jun19

High-end property in Vietnam attracts foreign investors

With such robust economic growth in the past several years, Vietnam is now considered a top destination for foreign buyers purchasing houses, most notably nationals from Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and mainland China. The demand for investment in properties in Vietnam has increased significantly since 2015 when property ownership...

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The Latest Amendment of AUCL of China Jun06

The Latest Amendment of AUCL of China

On 23rd April,2019, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) amended the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China (AUCL) which has been passed just over a  year since the last amendment on 4th November, 2017. This amendment focuses on the protection of business secrets, but how will this am...

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WTO Appellate Body Crisis: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place Jun05

WTO Appellate Body Crisis: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By Shane Farrelly Thirteen members of the World Trade Organization— including the European Union — met in Ottawa in October to discuss the increasing need for reform of the international body. The ‘Ottawa 13’ proposed focusing primarily on reforming the body’s monitoring function, strengthening its dispu...

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Land Rover vs Jiangling: Has Justice Finally been Served in Chinese Court? Jun04

Land Rover vs Jiangling: Has Justice Finally been Served in Chinese Court?

A three-year-long court battle has finally drawn to an end between Jaguar Land Rover Corporate (“Land Rover”) and Jiangling Holdings. Co., ltd (“Jiangling”). Beijing Chaoyang District Court ruled that five major features of the Lufeng X7 built by Jiangling in China had directly copied the design of Land Rover Range Rover Evoq...

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