Category: Legal

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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China business: protecting your corporate rights as a shareholder

On 28 April 2019, the Supreme People’s Court promulgated the Provisions on Several Issues concerning the Application of the Company Law of the People’s Republic of China V (“The Provisions”). Containing six provisions, The Provisions pave the way to further steps in protecting the corporate rights of shareholders and encourages dispute resolution between shareholders without…

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Protecting your labour contract during cross-border disputes between the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Disputes in labour matters involving cross-border elements can add an extra layer of complexity to your business. Specifically, court judgements awarded in one place but requested to be enforced in another place often require re-litigation in the court of the requested place. Customarily, the length of time and costs involved in pursuing multiple litigations could…

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China business: dispatching employees to China — are you in compliance with the latest regulations?

Recently, illegal entry into China, taking up residence and working has been included in the Awards for Reporting Illegal and Criminal Offences Implementing Measures (The Measures) in the southern city of Shenzhen. The Measures were issued by the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau on 16 May 2019. And while they only relate to the municipality…

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