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Beijing IPR Court Judges Meet USCBC Members

Beijing IPR Court Judges Meet USCBC Members

The Beijing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Court added 20 judges at the end of 2015 to assist with its burgeoning caseload, US-China Business Council member companies learned during a recent visit to the court. Madam Zhang Xiaojin, the presiding judge of Trial Division II, told the delegation that the 45 judges on the Beijing court concluded 5,432 cases of the 9,179 cases it received in 2015.

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Anti-Unfair Competition Law Revisions Head in Right Direction

Anti-Unfair Competition Law Revisions Head in Right Direction

China’s proposed revisions to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) create greater consistency between measures such as the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), Advertising Law, and Trademark Law. The first major revision to the AUCL since its 1993 inception lays out new principles and provisions, targets conduct not currently regulated in other existing laws, and brings Chinese law closer to international legal standards.

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