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Deere’s milestone win in its well-known trademark protection

Posted in Trademark

By Dang Zhe  He Shijia King & Wood Mallesons’ IP group

dang_zheOn 30 December 2016, the KWM IP litigation team helped US Deere & Company and its Chinese subsidiary John Deere (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Deere China”) win at first instance a lawsuit involving trademark infringement and unfair competition. The Beijing IP Court confirmed that Deere & Company’s trademarks, “JOHN DEERE” in Classes 7 and 12, and “约翰.迪尔” in Class 7 were well-known marks It ordered the three defendants to cease infringement,, make a public statement to eliminate adverse effects, found unfair competition and awarded the plaintiff RMB 5 million in punitive damages and RMB 360,000 in reasonable expenses. On 10 January 2017, at a press release for the second anniversary of the Beijing IP Court, the case was selected as a paradigm of “strengthening judicial protection of IPRs”.

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The future of cybersecurity – WWTD? (What Would Trump Do?)

Posted in Global Network

By Yonah Baker and Daniella Phair. King & Wood Mallesons’ Melbourne office.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a non-profit policy research organisation in the United States, estimates that the theft of data and other IP results in a global cost between $450-600 billion each year.

To help counter this threat, the CSIS recently published a set of cybersecurity recommendations for the incoming Trump administration (CSIS Recommendations). In fact, cybersecurity issues were a recurring concern throughout the recent US presidential election campaign, and despite the CSIS recommending against a wholesale review, it was widely thought that on coming into power President Trump would sign an executive order mandating an immediate review of all US cyber defences and vulnerabilities. While no such order has yet been made, there is every likelihood that the Trump administration will give weight to the CSIS Recommendations, with Karen Evans, the co-chair of the recommendation taskforce, being a member of Trump’s transition team.

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网络安全的未来走向——特朗普政府将会采取哪些措施?

Posted in Global Network

作者:Yonah Baker 和 Daniella Phair 金杜律师事务所墨尔本办公室

据美国非营利政策研究组织战略与国际研究中心(CSIS)估算,每年因数据和其他知识产权失窃造成全球损失约4500亿至6000亿美元。

为抵御这一威胁,CSIS最近向特朗普政府提出了一系列网络安全建议(CSIS建议)。事实上,网络安全是最近美国总统大选中反复讨论的一个问题,尽管CSIS不建议进行一次全面审查,但普遍认为特朗普总统上台后将签署一项行政命令,要求立即审查所有美国的网络防御措施和薄弱点。虽然该命令尚未发出,但特朗普政府会非常重视CSIS建议,因为该建议的工作组联席主席凯伦•伊文思(Karen Evans)是特朗普总统过渡团队的一员。

总体上看,CSIS建议旨在改进美国政府的网络安全措施,调整国际战略,强调与目标一致的国家合作遏制攻击者。CSIS认为,由于私营部门目前还无法靠一己之力有效消除网络安全威胁,因此需要加强政府干预来提升网络安全措施。CSIS建议与澳大利亚政府于2016年初发布的未来四年网络安全战略高度一致。

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备案制后,医药代表该如何进行学术推广?

Posted in Dispute Resolution, Healthcare

作者: 吴巍 蔡志远 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

wu_wei2017年2月9日,国务院办公厅发布《国务院办公厅关于进一步改革完善药品生产流通使用政策的若干意见》(国办发[2017]13号)(以下称“《若干意见》”),对提高药品质量、改革药品流通秩序等方面提出了新的政策。其中,关于医药代表,《若干意见》专门提出了“人员备案”、“学术推广与销售分流”以及“违规推广与个人信用记录联动”三项规范要求。国办简短的几行文字对百万医药代表意味着什么,又该去向何方呢?

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员工虚假考勤,可以解聘吗?

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:尹居全 张元浩 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

yin_juquan考勤制度对于用人单位而言既是必要的也是尤为重要的,而通过检查员工“打卡”的情况进行考勤是最常用也是最直接有效的方式。这样一来,“打卡”后离岗、托他人代为“打卡”等“虚假考勤”的违纪行为在用人单位用工过程中时有发生,用人单位可否因员工存在“虚假考勤”行为而认定严重违反规章制度从而单方解除该员工劳动合同?法律法规并未对“虚假考勤”行为是否属于严重违反规章制度的行为作出规定,实务中确实存在用人单位因此与员工单方合法解除劳动关系的情形,本文结合实务案例对该合法单方解除劳动合同的情形作简要总结和分析。

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The “Ethnic Chinese Card” is coming!

Posted in Labor & Employment

By Jiang Junlu Pei Xiu King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

jiang_junluSince the idea of the Ethnic Chinese Card (“ECC”) was raised by Hong GUO (Director of the Administrative Committee of Zhongguancun) on 27 November 2015, Chinese communities worldwide have been following the discussion with interest.

On 13 March 2016, Yuanping QIU, Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, stated in an interview that China had no plans to launch the ECC. At the end of 2016, the ECC once again came into the media spotlight, but the most recent official statement remains that of Director QIU. The Administrative Committee of Zhongguancun has proposed to pilot the ECC system but when this will happen is unclear.

What exactly is the ECC? How will it affect Chinese foreign nationals in China? What would be its social implications? This article will discuss these questions.

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“华裔卡”——就要来了!

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:姜俊禄 裴修 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

jiang_junlu自2015年11月27日中关村管委会主任郭洪首次提出“华裔卡”概念以来,社会各界和海外华人一直在密切关注“华裔卡”实施情况。然而紧接着,2016年3月13日,中国国务院侨务办公室主任裘援平接受采访时表示,还没有考虑出台“华裔卡”。

2016年底,与“华裔卡”相关的新闻再度进入大众视野,然而针对“华裔卡”的最新官方表态仍停留在2016年3月13日裘主任的发言。经咨询曾提出要试点“华裔卡”制度的中关村管委会,关于“华裔卡”的最新动态是——目前中关村尚未开始实施“华裔卡”,并且“华裔卡”何时会开始实施,目前仍不清楚。

如此具有话题性的 “华裔卡”究竟是什么?它对华裔在中国大陆的衣食住行有什么影响?实施“华裔卡”有何社会意义?我们将在以下内容中为您展开叙述。

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Taking Annual Leave to Explore the World More Often!

Posted in Labor & Employment

By Lucy Lu,  Lexina Li and Enya Yang King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercila & Regulatory group

陆慧文Annual leave is an important reflection of the right to rest granted by law to employees.  The introduction of the annual leave system has made the taking of holidays a hot topic amongst both employees and employers.

Mr. Zhang, a resident of Zhangjiang, Shanghai, quit his job on 10 March 2012. Four days later, on 14 March 2012, he commenced employment with a new company. For the following five years he worked relentlessly without taking annual leave. At the end of 2016, Zhang’s employers decided not to renew his contract. They refused to compensate him for the five years of annual leave he had accrued whilst working for them. Compensation that we say he is entitled to.

In this article, we answer questions around the implementation of paid annual leave using the case of Mr Zhang as an example.

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世界那么大,我想休年假!

Posted in Labor & Employment

作者:陆慧文 李馨 杨宁宁 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

陆慧文上海张江的IT小伙儿小张,自2012年3月10日离职后随即于2012年3月14日进入一家电脑公司工作,入职近五年兢兢业业、任劳任怨,从未休过年休假。悲伤的是,年末公司对小张作出劳动合同到期终止不续的决定,小张表示蓝瘦香菇。相应地,那些年错过的年休假回不来了,但是听说补偿还是可以追回来的,于是小张找到我们,希望可以找回那些年错过的年休假补偿。

带薪年休假制度是法律赋予劳动者休息权的重要体现,随着年假制度的普及,年休假成为时下劳资之间较为热衷的话题。本期我们将带您扒一扒年休假这件事儿。

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危险的诱惑——藏在美食里的罂粟壳

Posted in Uncategorized

作者:莫里斯 & 莱荔

“罂粟壳”在市井生活中一直是一个神秘又敏感的话题。罂粟壳含有吗啡等物质,易使人体产生依赖性而造成瘾癖,会对人的肝脏、心脏等器官造成伤害,甚至可能损害人的神经系统和消化系统。由于大多数普通市民都曾经在菜市场等地购买过熟食、凉菜和牛羊肉汤,这类商贩在食物中添加“罂粟壳”提香可以吸引大量的客源,并在保持用户粘性上占据优势。然而也有人表示,种植、生产罂粟杆、罂粟籽等毒品原料的成本高于收益,添加了罂粟材料的食品只是网络传说。

真的有商户在烹饪时添加罂粟壳、罂粟籽吗?哪类食品是这一类非法添加剂的高发食物?法院对这一类的食品案件是如何认定的? Continue Reading