IPRs. Supreme Court issues Opinions on Due Implementation of National Intellectual Property Strategy

The Supreme Court issued the Opinions on Due Implementation of National Intellectual Property Strategy (hereafter referred to as “Opinion”), which stipulates the overall plan for the court to implement the national intellectual property rights. The Opinion consists of 6 parts and includes 36 articles. The Opinion increases the civil compensation liability and crime liability for…


Anti-Trust & Competition Cases

1) MOC Rejects Coca Cola’s Merger Control Application for Acquisition of China Huiyuan Juice Group Ltd.(March 18,2009) On March 18, MOC makes a statement that it has rejected Coca Cola’s merger control application for acquisition of China Huiyuan Juice Group. This is the first merger control application rejected by MOC since the Anti-Monopoly Law coming…


MOC Delegates Authority to Approve Investment Companies with Foreign Capital

MOC issued The Notice on Delegation of the Authority to Approve the Establishment of Foreign-Invested Investment Companies (hereafter referred to as “Notice”) on March 6, 2009. The Notice intends to simplify the approval procedures make the approval process more efficient. The Notice stipulates the establishment of a foreign-invested investment company whose registered capital is below…


China to Regulate Electronic Wastes

China’s State Council, or Cabinet, announced on Wednesday a regulation, signed by Premier Wen Jiabao, on the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment, in a bid to promote recycling, environmental protection and safeguard human health. Treatment will be done only by treatment firms, which get a license from local governments, said the regulation which…


New Food Safety Law

China’s top legislature approved the Food Safety Law on Feb. 28, providing a legal basis for the government to strengthen food safety control “from the production line to the dining table.” The law, which goes into effect on June 1, 2009, will enhance monitoring and supervision, toughens safety standards, recall substandard products and severely punish…