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Trade Secrets Triumph: Mega RMB201.54m Verdict

On January 17, 2024, the Supreme People’s Court of China (“SPC”) published its decision upholding a ruling in favor of Sennics Chemical Technology Co., Ltd. (“Sennics”), granting them an award of RMB 201.54 million (around USD 27.86m) in a case against Chen Yonggang (“Chen”) and Yuncheng Jinteng Chemical Technology Co., Ltd. (“Jinteng”). This is currently … Continue reading

China’s accession to the Apostille Convention: Authentication procedure for foreign documents used in China to be greatly simplified

On March 8, 2023, China deposited an instrument for accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (also known as the “Apostille Convention”). Upon the scheduled implementation of the Apostille Convention in China on November 7, 2023, the expensive and time-consuming consular legalisation procedure that foreign … Continue reading

(Un)conscious Marketing: Is green really the new black?

As we settle into a new calendar year, we reflect on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) 2022/2023 compliance and enforcement priorities announcing, amongst other priorities, their commitment to resolving consumer and fair trading issues regarding environmental claims and sustainability. In a recent speech at the Sydney Morning Herald Sustainability Summit, ACCC Deputy Chair … Continue reading

Raising our (Ad) Standards: What environmental claims have Australian regulatory bodies deemed acceptable (or not)?

The recent announcement that the self-regulated Australian Association of National Advertisers’ (AANA) will be undertaking a review of the AANA Environmental Claims Code (Environmental Code) follows the growing community concern about the environment, increased sustainability claims and climate change. The review will focus on making certain that the Environmental Code is meeting its objectives in … Continue reading

Federal Court Issues Consolidated IP Guidelines

On May 18, 2021, the Federal Court (FC) issued amended Case and Trial Management Guidelines for Complex Proceedings (the Updated FC Guidelines). As we previously reported, the FC first issued the FC Guidelines to consolidate and address topics in earlier FC Notices to the Profession. Notable amendments: The Updated FC Guidelines include the following notable … Continue reading
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