For the preparation patent and the use patent cases, decisions have demonstrated the idea of conducting examination based on comprehensive consideration of the background of the invention and the prior art market situation of related products, which is more grounded and reflects the legislative purpose of the patent law to promote scientific and technological progress and innovation.
Continue Reading Introduction to the ten most significant cases of patent reexamination and invalidation in 2020 Medicinal part

Since the introduction of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a series of supporting policies and initiatives have been rolled out to boost the integrated development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), one of the most open and economically dynamic regions in China nowadays.
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As a “fundamental law” in the field of data security and an “important law” in the field of national security in China[3], the Data Security Law positively responds to the key issues of data competition and protection around the world, and provides guidance to enterprises for data compliance and even data assetization management and development.
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This article will analyze the key issues at the practical level from the perspective of enterprises and put forward suggestions for compliance accordingly.
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By Mark Schaub and Tom Shi, King Wood & Mallesons

The Regulations on the Implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Promotion of Privately-run Schools (2021 Revision) (“Regulation”) will be effective from 1st of September 2021. The Regulations provide supporting measures to Chinese private schools including financial subsidies, tax incentives and security in respect of land but this comes with greater scrutiny and limits on their operations.

The Regulations also intend to tighten rules on compulsory education and explicitly ban VIE (Variable Interest Entity) structure. Most British schools with a presence in China do so by way of a licensing model. The Regulations will have less of a direct impact on such British schools.
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On April 22, 2021, Xiamen IP Tribunal issued a judgment for Emerson Electric Co. (“Emerson”), ordering the defendants – Company A, Company H, and their person in charge, Mr. W – to stop its trademark piracy that had been lasted for 10 years, compensate attorney fees, and make a public statement to eliminate negative effects.
Continue Reading Chinese Court Issues Its First Injunctive Order against Trademark Piracy and Granted Recovery of Attorney Fees for the Genuine Brand Owner