In recent years, with the development and maturity of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data, China has ushered in an upsurge of high-tech entrepreneurship.  With the timely launch of the Science and Technology Innovation Board, domestic high-tech start-ups have become the most popular investment targets in the capital market.  Since intellectual property (“IP”) rights are the core value of high-tech start-ups and the high risk of investment, it has become the most concerned issue for investors before making investment decisions.  Therefore, more and more investors choose to entrust intermediary agencies to conduct specific due diligence on the target company’s IP rights before making investment decisions to understand the target company’s IP rights and provide extremely important information support for investment decisions.
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作者:Ian Hargreaves  Robert Bolgar-Smith  金杜律师事务所伦敦办公室





作者:尤杨、蔺楷毅 金杜律师事务所公司组

本文分两部分刊登, 2011年9月5日金杜法律博客(Chinalawinsight)刊登的了本文的第一部分。文章第二部分将继续对《房地产信托产品的风险概要》进行解读。





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By Mark Schaub, Partner, Corporate, King & Wood Shanghai

Every multinational company needs a China strategy. The country’s resilient economic
performance during the global downturn has made it even more attractive to some overseas
investors, but how should such companies arrive at a realistic appraisal of the potential
risks and opportunities of a specific deal?

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Wang Rui, Partner, International Trade

The Chinese legislature created a hybrid from the different approaches adopted by civil and common law jurisdictions through the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “Copyright Law”) and the Regulations on the Implementation of the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China (the“Implementation Regulations”), and produced the twin concepts of “legal entity work” and “occupational work” for assigning rights to works made in the course of an employment relationship. For example, a book written by a group of employees organized by an entertainment company for celebrating the company’s anniversary would likely be considered “legal entity work”, but a piece of music composed by a composer employee (not for specific purposes) is “occupational work”, because in the former case, supervision of the company would be involved but the latter case it would not.
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