King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and KWM Institute jointly released the Collection of KWM Intellectual Property Litigation Cases (English). This Collection features a large number of typical cases represented by KWM IP Litigation team between 2013 and 2020, many of which were selected by the Supreme People’s Court as “Top 10 IP Cases and 50 Guiding Cases of the Year”, or recognized by provincial courts as “Guiding IP Cases of the Year” and “Innovative IP Cases of the Year”. Judgments of these cases reflect the courts’ principles and implementation standards in hearing cases involving copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, layout-designs of integrated circuits and anti-trust & competition in recent years. Some of them are milestones for China’s IP law practice and IP protection.
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Data security and compliance is the primary concern for enterprises in the era of digital economy. Failure to ensure data security and the compliance of data processing will leave enterprises exposed to data breach, data loss and other security incidents. Without data asset design, data development and utilization would be out of the question.

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On 1 June 2020, the CPC Central Committee issued the Master Plan for the Development of Hainan Free Trade Port, a concrete master plan for developing a free trade port in the largest special economic zone in China. In order to build Hainan into a globally competitive high-level free trade port, the master plan has proposed a series of institutional arrangements for liberalization and facilitation of trade, investment, cross-border capital flow, easy entry and exit of people, transportation, and secure and orderly data flow, etc. It can be said that collective institutional innovation is the most distinctive feature of these institutional arrangements for the Hainan Free Trade Port (Hainan FTP).
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By Richard  Wigley of King & Wood’s Intellectual Property Group

As much as one may love to sit down with a nice hardcover book from one’s favorite author, those days are changing, like much else in our lives in the digital age. The transition from obtaining information via traditional books to digital readers is growing around the world. It is estimated by DisplaySearch that the number of digital readers in China had grown to "3 million in 2010, which [] account[ed] for 2% of the global market." 1 Aside from the current market leader globally, the Amazon Kindle, numerous Chinese manufacturers have also entered this marketplace with competing products, 2 including many "shanzhai" or imitation products. 3 It is indeed a market with promise, even more so when one considers that with over 400 million internet users in China4 and well over 200 million users in China accessing the internet via mobile phones,5 the means to access e-books via various devices will only continue to grow.

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