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The Impacts of the New Issued Regulation regarding IP Export

The Impacts of the New Issued Regulation regarding IP Export

Outbound IP Transfer

The Impacts of the New Issued Regulation regarding IP Export

The Impacts of the New Issued Regulation regarding IP Export

According to WIPO’s information, China has overtaken Japan to claim the second place as a source of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in the passed year.  In 2017, U.S.-based applicants numbered 56,624 PCT, followed by China (48,882) and Japan (48,208).  Another positive statistics comes from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, which reveals the volume of trade of Chinese IP royalties totaled 33.384 billion USD in 2017, a 32.7 percent increase from 2016. 

JunHe Enabled Client’s Success in First Online Aircraft Auction in China

February 2018 - Transport. Legal Developments by JunHe LLP.

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On February 6, 2013, Jade Cargo International Airlines, the first Sino-foreign cargo airline company, filed for bankruptcy with Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court. Since October 26, 2015, the bankruptcy administrator of Jade Airlines has auctioned three self-owned Boeing 747 cargo airplanes offline on six different occasions, but all had failed. On September 19, 2017, the three airplanes were placed on online judicial auction platform operated by Alibaba with the court's approval. This is the first time that a bankruptcy estate has been auctioned online in accordance with rules promulgated by the Supreme People's Court of China with respect to online judicial auction.


 

Personal Wealth Planning in the Context of Policy Reform

November 2017 - Finance. Legal Developments by Han Kun Law Firm.

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Authors: Han CHEN, Bing XUE, Qihui TANG

With rapid economic growth in China, wealth planning for high net worth individuals and the demand for establishing family offices have become popular topics in the market. In order to help readers understand the legal issues related to wealth inheritance and planning, we have prepared this article to discuss the reforms in foreign exchange administration and taxation policies that have been undertaken in recent years. This article is part of a series to be written on the topic of wealth management in China.

Overview of the New Regulations for Private Schools

November 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Han Kun Law Firm.

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Authors: Yaohua HU, Laixiang LI

On January 18, 2017, the State Council officially promulgated the Several Opinions of the State Council on Encouraging Non-governmental Sectors to Run Schools and Promoting the Healthy Development of Non-governmental Education (Guo Fa [2016] No. 81) (the "Opinions"). On the same day, the Ministry of Education published two regulations regarding private schools on its official website, namely the Notice of the Ministry of Education and other Four Departments on the Issuance of Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Private Schools Classification Registration (Jiao Fa [2016] No. 19) (the “Registration Rules”) and the Notice of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on the Issuance of Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Supervision and Management of For-Profit Private Schools (Jiao Fa [2016] No. 20) ( the “Management Rules”, which, together with the Opinions and the Registration Rules, are referred to as the “Regulations” ). The Regulations mentioned above are regarded as key rules in the private education industry and supplement the Private Education Promotion Law of the PRC (revised in 2016)1 (the “Promotion Law”), as amended on November 7, 2016. The Regulations will help to promote private school classification administration reforms and facilitate the implementation of related preferential policies. This article will provide a brief overview of the Regulations based upon relevant provisions of the Promotion Law.

New Bike-sharing Rules: The Role of Government, Operators and Users

November 2017 - Transport. Legal Developments by Han Kun Law Firm.

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Authors: Gloria XU, Cheng CHEN, Qianfei WANG

On August 1, 2017, the Guiding Opinions on Encouraging and Regulating the Development of Internet Bicycle Rentals (Jiao Yun Fa [2017] No. 109) (the “Opinions”) was jointly promulgated with State Council approval by ten ministries and departments, including the Ministry of Transport, the Publicity Department of CPC, the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the People's Bank of China, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the National Tourism Administration. Before the promulgation of the Opinions, which is the first national departmental rules specially aimed at the Internet bicycle rental (hereinafter referred to as "bike-sharing") industry, road traffic administration or other related departments in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shijiazhuang and several other cities had successively released normative documents or drafts for comments of such documents related to bike-sharing industry.

Internet News Information Service Industry Reshuffle?

Authors: Sheng LI, Xi YAN

On May 2, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China promulgated the Administrative Provisions for Internet News Information Services (“Provisions"), which will come into effect on June 1, 2017 and replace the existing Regulations for the Administration of Internet News Information Services (“Regulations”) which was promulgated in 2005.

Drug Procurement GPOs: Antitrust Law Compliance Matters

November 2017 - Finance. Legal Developments by Han Kun Law Firm.

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Authors: Chen MA, Da SHI, Junfeng CUI

The drug market in China has long been subject to both market competition and administrative control. While the government leaves drug prices to market fundamentals in principle, it also actively intervenes in the case of market failures, which includes adjusting the market structure to regulate drug prices.

CII, Core Cybersecurity Law System Issued

November 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by Han Kun Law Firm.

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Authors: David TANG, Min ZHU, Jundong GUO, Effy SUN

On July 10, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) promulgated the Regulations on the Security Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (Draft for Comment) (“Draft Regulations”), which will be open for public comment until August 10, 2017.

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