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...
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...
There is only one Vespa: the Turin Court of Appeal protects the 3D trademark and confirm the exclusive right of Piaggio
The Vespa design has been known since its inception in 1946 for its creative character and artistic value as an icon of Italian way of life. It is one of the most popular motorbike and consequently it’s been imitated and copied by competitors throughout the years.
The sentence is the final act of a dispute originated in 2013 wh...
Recent developments for the smartphone market in India
India is one of the most popular destinations for smartphone companies, having as many mobile users as the entire population of the United States.
Therefore, it is not surprising that India currently currently stands as one of the largest mobile phone manufacturers in the world, second only to China. After having registered an imp...
Outward FDI From China: A New Direction for a New China
Outbound foreign direct investment (FDI) from China slowed significantly in 2017, as more stringent controls were placed on certain types of capital outflow. As China’s outward investments mature and develop to adjust to the country’s current trajectory, Veronica Gianola and Shane Farrelly of ...
Foreigners working in Vietnam – What are the most important things to know?
If you are a foreigner looking for the opportunity to work in Vietnam long term, obtaining both a work permit and a residence permit are of paramount importance.
Work Permit Procedures
In order to apply for a work permit in Vietnam, besides the ordinary requirements such as good health which meets the standards...
Identification at the entrance: Collection of data by building management
Internet forums are flooded by questions related to the Chinese practice of personal data protection. One interesting topic is whether building management is allowed to collect personal information such as name, date of birth, ID number, home address etc. at the entrance of the building, whether the building is a company or residen...
Travelling with your pet from China to Russia
One of the questions of pet owners in China is the travelling with pet from China to other countries. This process is required some time, but it is real. In this article would cover the journey from China to Russia.
Step 1. Chipping and vaccination (1.5 months before the departure date)
The procedures of chippi...
Seminar “Intellectual Property Rights in China”
D&P Legal Counsel we're honored to be hosted by Sunac at the beautiful One Central Mansion on the 25th of April on a sunny afternoon in order to present a seminar based on the hot topic of recent years, Intellectual Property Rights in China.
The South-West of China, one of the fastest developing areas in the country & wher...
Recent developments of the export incentive scheme in India
Trade facilitation is a priority of the Indian Government, in particular in order to render Indian exports more competitive. The incentives and aids related to the export of goods and services are contained in a Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), valid for 5 years, adopted in accordance with the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulati...