From Defensive to Proactive on IPR Protection——Impact of New Trademark Law Mar11

From Defensive to Proactive on IPR Protection——Impact of New Trademark Law

Defensive registration is a strategy commonly used under the Chinese legal and administrative IP protection system, especially regarding trademark protection. After registration of the main trademark under the classes of the key business scope, the proprietors would typically extend the registration over other related classes or clas...

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Covid-19 and its impact on the Indian markets Mar06

Covid-19 and its impact on the Indian markets

China is India’s second biggest trade partner behind the United States, supplying some critical raw materials and absorbing some of the country’s agricultural exports. China accounted for 13.7% of India’s total imports and 5.1% of India’s total exports in 2018-19, according to data from the ministry of commerce.   ...

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Is Force Majeure Applicable to Reduce Losses  in International Commercial Contracts During the Epidemic Situation? Mar04

Is Force Majeure Applicable to Reduce Losses in International Commercial Contracts During the Epidemic Situation?

With the outbreak of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the local governments of many provinces and cities have since forced companies to delay their work resumption. Under such a circumstance, many companies, especially manufacturing companies, run the risk of failing to perform contracts and losing money for breaching. In order ...

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Legal Analysis upon the Reduction or Exemption of Rent during the Epidemic Situation Feb26

Legal Analysis upon the Reduction or Exemption of Rent during the Epidemic Situation

To deal with the domestic epidemic situation in China, local governments have issued a series of control measures such as the delay of work resumption, traffic control, close crowded places etc. Under the trend of strict control, most shopping malls have chosen to close. By January 29, 2020, some large-scale commercial real estate co...

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Summary of Regulations to Support Enterprises to Curb the Coronavirus Outbreak Part III – Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Southwest, Guangdong Feb19

Summary of Regulations to Support Enterprises to Curb the Coronavirus Outbreak Part III – Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Southwest, Guangdong

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, which is a significant business challenge for companies operating in China, the Chinese central government along with local governments are making great efforts and mobilizing resources across the country to fight against the epidemic situation and adopt multiple measures to help businesses stabilize ...

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European Parliament Votes for the Approval of the EVFTA and the EVIPA Feb19

European Parliament Votes for the Approval of the EVFTA and the EVIPA

On February 12th, the European Parliament ratified the EVFTA (EU Vietnam Free Trade Agreement) and the EVIPA (EU Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement). The two documents went through a negotiation period of eight years and were signed last June in Hanoi. They include commitments and provisions covering the fields of eco...

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Practical Guideline for Enterprises Upon the Resumption of Work and Production Feb13

Practical Guideline for Enterprises Upon the Resumption of Work and Production

To deal with the epidemic situation, local governments in China have published a series of notices upon the delayed resumption of work. Recently, local governments have also made further arrangements upon epidemic prevention and control as well as safe production. Based on the previous article, together with the latest changes in reg...

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Summary of Regulations to Curb the Coronavirus Outbreak. Part II -Beijing, Hubei, Guangdong, Tianjin Feb12

Summary of Regulations to Curb the Coronavirus Outbreak. Part II -Beijing, Hubei, Guangdong, Tianjin

As of February 11th, 2020, official sources indicate the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (“NCP”) has amassed a total of 42,717 confirmed cases and 21,674 suspected cases, sweeping across the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on an unprecedented level. Along with the gradual resumption of work, government authorities hav...

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Summary of Regulations to Curb the Coronavirus Outbreak – Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Southwest China Feb07

Summary of Regulations to Curb the Coronavirus Outbreak – Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Southwest China

Coronavirus cases have soared as the testing resources at the in-charge medical facilities have been gradually been put in place. As of 10am on February 5th 2020, China has seen 24363 confirmed cases and 23260 suspected cases. In an effort to assist companies in better coping with the raging epidemic, DP has collected and integrated ...

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Practical Guidance for Enterprises in Response to the Epidemic Situation – Labor and Personnel Feb06

Practical Guidance for Enterprises in Response to the Epidemic Situation – Labor and Personnel

In order to strengthen the prevention and control of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus and to protect people's lives and health, the general office of the state council and the local people's governments have successively issued relevant documents to extend the Spring Festival holiday and delay the resumption of business operat...

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