Category: China

Dr. Angela Su, Horizons Partner and IPRS Head, provides insight on trademark protection for the foreign community in Shanghai

Last month, Dr. Angela Su (Su Qi 苏琪), Horizons partner and IPRS head, was invited by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to offer her expertise on trademark protection in China. The seminar was attended by senior personnel from both the Mexican and wider expatriate community who are new to doing business in China…

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Investing in China: Q&A guide for navigating the Negative List for foreign investors

The Special Administrative Measures for Access of Foreign Investment (Negative List) (2019) (the “Negative List”) promulgated by National Development Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce went into effect 30 July 2019. The Negative List is revised on a yearly basis to establish the industries in which foreign investment is prohibited or that foreign investors can only take…

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AUCL: Understanding China’s anti-unfair competition law and its impact on your business

In the market environment, businesses often compete against one another to offer quality services and goods to be consumed. Healthy competition can incentivise businesses to create distinctive services and goods to obtain consumer loyalty, which, overall, may assist in market and economic development. However, dishonest and fraudulent competition in trade and commerce can economically harm…

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Your trademark in China: dealing with trademark squatters and other troubles 

On 23 April 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress amended the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (“amended Trademark Law”), which went into effect 1 November 2019. The amended Trademark Law revises six articles of the current Trademark Law and increases the monetary penalties for trademark infringement. Specifically, the amended…

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