By Susan Ning, Kate Peng, Weiqing Qiu, Yun Bi King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory Group
Along with the public consultation on amendment of the Anti-unfair Competition Law (“AUCL”), some long-time controversial topics of AUCL are awaiting to be clarified through this amendment. One of them is the necessity of defining the existence of “competition relationship” in AUCL cases. Related amendments proposed in the draft AUCL are the revisions on original Article 2 (definition of unfair competition), Article 5 (market confusion) and Article 14 (defamation of business reputation), which we will discuss in this article later.
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