By Mark Schaub and David Hong King&WoodMallesons’ Foreign Direct Investment Group

As we explored in our February 2014 article, “Free Trade Zone has Silver Lining for Gaming Companies,” China has loosened its ban on the sale of video game consoles and games to domestic consumers. Under new policies of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, video game manufacturers will be allowed to produce both consoles and games for sale to Chinese consumers for the first time since 2000.

This relaxation of the ban does not mean that controversial games like Grand Theft Auto will be released in China anytime soon. New regulations were released on April 21, 2014 which describe the approval process for video game manufacturers and also the categories of video game content that remains off limits.
Continue Reading Updated Forecast for the Chinese Games Industry: Mostly Sunny with a High Chance of Clouds

By Ariel Ye, James Rowland and Richard  Wigley  of King & Wood ‘s Dispute Resolution Group and Intectual Property Group

Introduction

By asserting rights which Motorola and Nokia Siemens Networks undoubtedly consider legitimate, and relevant to the protection of their interests in the wireless infrastructure market, Huawei has taken a meaningful step towards the successful resolution of its differences with Motorola over the sale of its wireless network assets to one of Huawei’s competitors. If Huawei had not taken this step before the US Federal District Court, then Huawei and Motorola may have spent years in private commercial arbitration of this issue, achieving no meaningful outcome.

Continue Reading Assertion of Huawei’s IP Rights: A lesson for China-outbound Investors

作者:叶渌罗必成韦理察    金杜争议解决组知识产权组

简介

虽然在摩托罗拉和诺基亚西门子网络有限公司(下称“NSN”)看来,华为所主张的权利应是他们的合法权利,并且事关两者对基础无线网络领域利益的保护,但是华为采取的这种方式,是解决其与摩托罗拉之间关于向NSN(华为的竞争对手)转让无线网络资产的分歧的有效步骤。倘若华为不向美国联邦地区法院提起申请的话,华为和摩托罗拉可能要为此在保密的商业仲裁程序上耗费几年时间,并且毫无结果。

Continue Reading 华为在美国联邦州法院主张其知识产权:为中国境外投资企业上了一课