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PRC unfair competition law

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According to the latest statistics from WIPO, international PCT filings dropped in 2009 due to the global economic downturn. This is the first negative growth in the past 30 years. The data indicates that 155,900 applications were filed in 2009, compared with 163,249 applications in 2008, a 4.5% decrease. On the one hand, industrialised countries experienced a sharp decline rate of over 11%, including the USA, Germany, Sweden and Canada. On the other hand, East Asian countries continued to enjoy positive growth in spite of the challenging global economic conditions. China becomes the fifth largest PCT member with a strong growth ...
a sword symbolizing the court's coercive power; scales representing an objective standard by which competing claims are weighed; and a blindfold indicating that justice is (or should be) meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of identity, money, power, or weakness. Law is a system of rules, usually enforced through a set of institutions . It shapes politics , economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a primary social mediator of relations between people. Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus ticket to trading on derivatives markets . Property law defines rights and obligations ...
China clarifies commercial secrecy - 30 April 2010
The regulator of China’s state owned enterprises (SOEs) recently released guidance on what constitutes a “commercial secret”. With judgments being handed down last month in the Stern Hu/Rio Tinto case, this guidance is of great interest to foreign investors in China, as it may help identify the difference between state secrets and commercial secrets when dealing with Chinese enterprises. There remain, however, a number of unanswered questions, and from the perspective of drafting, the circular has not fully clarified the definition of commercial secret. What it has done, however, is to remind practitioners ... market research, surveys and trends
Allens Arthur Robinson: Publication: Focus: China - Competition Law
was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on 30 August 2007 (having been under consideration for 13 years) and will come into force on 1 August 2008. Although anti-competitive conduct is already subject to a degree of regulation in the PRC by different agencies and under different laws, the new law sets out a broader definition of monopolistic conduct and creates a commission to oversee this area. Partner Campbell Davidson , Senior Associates Ross Keene and Ranny Fan, and Lawyer Mark Harding outline its major features. As with much of the legislation in the PRC, the new ... market research, surveys and trends


Chinese Competition Policy -- CBR May-June 2005
The anticipated enactment of the PRC Antimonopoly Law will be a major milestone in China's legal development. The real drama, however, should unfold as China's central government seeks to implement the new law. The endgame to the decade-long drafting of China's Antimonopoly Law may finally be at hand. The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) submitted a final draft to the State Council earlier this year, and the State Council is reportedly vetting the law for adoption by the National People's Congress (NPC). Chinese observers now predict the law's enactment in the near future, possibly in 2006. (Past ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
An Overview Of China's New Anti-monopoly Law And Its Relev
Myles Seto is a Partner with Deacons' China practice group and the chief representative of Deacons' Shanghai Representative Office. He has more than 10 years experience in China trade and investment matters. Peggy Chow is an associate in the Deacons' China Practice Group. She specialises in matters relating to foreign direct investment in China. China's Anti-monopoly Law ("AML") became effective on 1 August 2008. This new piece of legislation has attracted attention worldwide because of its potential impact on foreign investments in China. This article will outline the key activities ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Mail loss could sting SD
Most days, Paul Katzer leaves his house in Montrose, heads to the local post office and packs his 2002 white Buick Century with government checks, prescription medicines, parts for farming equipment and other important mail for the 276 customers on his 130-mile route through McCook County. Those who depend on his deliveries might not see him on Saturdays anymore if the U.S. Postal Service gets its way. Faced with declining revenues and a business model suffering in the electronic age, Postmaster General John Potter proposes to do away with six-day-a-week delivery as part of a plan to keep the Postal Service viable for the next ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


PRC unfair competition law : March 2007
Feb 1, 2007 ... PRC unfair competition law. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, March 2007 owner of the rights has taken measures to keep secret. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Application of Countervailing Duty Law to Imports From the PRC
Department should not apply the CVD law to the PRC unless and until the Department ... economy, however, this kind of 'unfair' competition cannot exist. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Against Antitrust Functionalism: Reconsidering China's ... htm. (P.R.C.); Certain Regulations on Prohibiting Unfair Competition in ...
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US search engines 'hijacked' in China
US Internet search engines in China were being hijacked and directed to Chinese-owned Baidu, analysts said Wednesday, speculating that the move was in retaliation for Washington's award to Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. The People's Republic of China, being member/signatory of the WIPO, Paris IP Protection Convention, and Madrid Agreement on trademarks; in addition having concluded the Sino-US Agreement on Intellectual Property Rights, surely must be legally liable or liable to some form of action (e.g. the US sanctions which the latter agreement avoided on condition of continued enforcement); if ...
What is the advantage of Canadian PR over US green card?
If you decide to enter the U.S. market, U.S. immigration should be your first concern. Immigration is the only factor that can put you at a competitive disadvantage to U.S. contractors. U.S. immigration is the only discriminatory body of law. The U.S. has no currency control laws. Canadians are free to buy property. You can form corporations. You can do business just like U.S. citizens. In some cases, tax treatment of Canadians can be even more favorable than that of U.S. citizens. U.S. immigration is the only discriminatory body of law. Of course, there are other challenges to doing business in the U.S. But the competition has ...