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By John Eastwood, Eve Chen
Rights holders looking at Asia-Pacific enforcement budgets often have to make hard decisions about where to take action. Although Taiwan’s population is small (about 22 million), it has a big role in financing massive overseas infringement in China and Southeast Asia and it is still a major manufacturer of fake optical-media products (CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs), auto parts, and high-tech products involving infringements of patents and misappropriation of trade secrets.
By John Eastwood, Eve Chen
With an increasing number of cases being brought against Taiwan companies, it’s important to consider how to make that future judgment worth something. With Taiwan’s relatively unique diplomatic isolation, it can be often helpful to get advice at a couple of key junctures: before getting into a contract with a Taiwan party and before commencing litigation against a Taiwan party.
By John Eastwood, Eve Chen
Taiwan’s legal system offers several useful tools for taking action against infringers in technology cases that offer good value for rights holders willing to think flexibly. With the decriminalization of patent infringement over the past several years, purely civil patent claims can be effective but do not have the strength of a combined assault on the infringer using patent, copyright, attachment of assets, trade-secrets, fair-trade, contract and import/export laws. When possible, we recommend
By Paul Thaler
A collection of Chinese law related news gathered from various media and news services, edited by Wenger Vieli Belser.
By Nathan Kaiser, John Eastwood
With economic recoveries, corporate minds often turn to thoughts of merger. Companies that have survived hard economic times think about what bargains they can strike with regards to market share and key technologies, or even to complete previously unfinished business. With Taiwan a regional technology hub with strong cross-strait ties to mainland China manufacturing, Taiwan often shows up on multijurisdictional merger-control hit lists.
On March 2, 2004, the Provisions on Administration of Foreign Investment in International Maritime Transportation (hereinafter referred to as "the Provisions") were promulgated by Decree No. 1 of the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Communication of the People’s Republic of China. It is effective as of June 1, 2004.
By Dieter DeSmet
Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China trade has been playing an increasingly important role in the Chinese economy. The characteristics of the foreign trade legal regime can be traced back to political and historical factors which occurred in China’s history leading, up to now, to a division of three main periods in the foreign trade legal regime. The first period covers the time between the founding of the PRC until 1979; this date also functions as the starting date of the secon
By Dieter DeSmet
A collection of Chinese law related news gathered from various media and news services, edited by Wenger Vieli Belser.
China Legal Briefing is a collection of Chinese law related news gathered from various media and news services.
On the 21st of January 2004, the People’s Bank of China published its draft Regulation on Administration of Auto Loans for consultation, which set out respective rules for auto loans granted to different kinds of debtors as well as for risk management