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Ann Cheung

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Name: Ann Cheung
Date registered: 11 March 2013

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  1. China: Michael Jordan finally slam dunks his naming rights claim at the Supreme People’s Court — 14 December 2016
  2. China – Register Your Trademarks in Chinese Now: Lessons from Michael Jordan’s Defeat in Trademarks Combat against Qiaodan Sports — 16 September 2015
  3. China Football Association to Become Independent from State Control — 20 August 2015
  4. Japan – Amendments to METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading — 25 May 2015
  5. China – Football Reform Directive — 17 March 2015

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China: Michael Jordan finally slam dunks his naming rights claim at the Supreme People’s Court

This is a very important decision because it sets a strong judicial precedent for foreign companies seeking to protect their intellectual property rights in China. On 8 December 2016, overturning the lower court decisions against Michael Jordan in a lengthy trademark dispute in China, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court rules that Jordan owns the legal …

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China – Register Your Trademarks in Chinese Now: Lessons from Michael Jordan’s Defeat in Trademarks Combat against Qiaodan Sports

After two decades on the basketball court, Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently learning the rules of defence and offence in a different game: the Chinese legal system.  Qiaodan Sports Company Limited (“Qiaodan Sports“), a Chinese sportswear company, are throwing their legal dispute with him back into his court.  …

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China Football Association to Become Independent from State Control

On 17 August 2015, as part of the implementation of the China Football Reform Directive 《中国足球改革总体方案》 issued on 16 March 2015, the General Administration of Sport officially announced the China Football Association (“CFA“) Adjustment and Reform Directive 《中国足球协会调整改革方案》.  Pursuant to the CFA Adjustment and Reform Directive, the CFA will be completely autonomous from the Chinese government …

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Japan – Amendments to METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

By Ann Cheung and Keitaro Uzawa The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (Guidelines), which apply to all online business operations in Japan and clarify how the Civil Code, which governs Japanese commercial contracts, and other relevant laws, such as, …

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China – Football Reform Directive

Yesterday (16 March 2015), the Chinese State Council (“CSC“) issued <<中国足球改革总体方案>> a ten-year 50-measure football reform directive to boost the development of football in China, which includes streamlining the Chinese football management system and spinning off the Chinese Football Association (“CFA“) as a separate entity from the General Administration of Sports (“GAS“).  The CFA will …

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China – Guidelines for Developing Sports into RMB-5-trillion-per-annum Sector – Tax Cuts for High-tech Sports Enterprises

By Ann Cheung Yesterday (20 October 2014), as part of its agenda for boosting employment, domestic consumption and other areas of the Chinese economy, China’s Cabinet, the State Council, issued new guidelines 《国务院关于加快发展体育产业促进体育消费的若干意见》 (国发〔2014〕46号) (the “Guidelines“) to enhance the country’s fast-growing sports industry.  The Guidelines aim to grow output of China’s sports sector from 0.6% …

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Japan – Amendments to the METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

By Ann Cheung and Keitaro Uzawa The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (“METI“) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading (“Guidelines“), which apply to all online business operations in Japan and clarify how the Civil Cand ode, which governs Japanese commercial contracts, and other relevant laws, such as the Act on …

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Japan – Google Privacy Case

By Matthew Dougherty On 9 October 2014, Judge Nobuyuki Seki of the Tokyo District Court granted a provisional injunction against Google Inc. (“Google“) and ordered Google to delete search results of a plaintiff who claimed his privacy rights had been violated because Google’s search engine results of the plaintiff’s name included news articles suggesting the plaintiff had …

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