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Beijing IP Court Finds Apple Liable for Copyright Infringement of Appstore Apps in Recent Rulings

The Beijing IP Court recently ruled in multiple cases that Apple is responsible for copyright infringement that occurred in apps available in its AppStore.

Cybersecurity Firm Reports on Chinese Influence Campaign on Rare Earth Mining

A cybersecurity firm that tracks Chinese influence campaigns has reported on specific activity in the

U.S. Commerce Department Adds Chinese Companies to Entity List, Citing Russia Support

The U.S. Commerce Department has added a number of Chinese (and other) companies to

China Opens Door to Spanish Oat Grass

China's Customs recently announced that it will allow imports of Spanish oat grass, subject to

G7 Summit Communiqué Touches on Various China Issues

The three-day G7 summit concluded today, with the final communiqué addressing a number of issues

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation To Prevent Personal Information Going To "High-Risk" Countries

Five U.S. Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation "to create new protections against Americans’ sensitive

U.S. and Taiwan Hold First Meeting under New U.S.-Taiwan Initiative

The United States and Taiwan kicked off their new new trade initiative yesterday with the

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WTO & Trade Agreements

Q & A with Inu Manak on WTO Fisheries Subsidies Deal

At the recently concluded WTO Ministerial Conference, one of the key negotiating outcomes was a new agreement on fisheries subsidies. China is a leading provider of these subsidies, so the

TRIPS Waiver Agreed To at WTO Ministerial Conference; China Promises Not To Use It

The WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference concluded early in the morning of June 17 with a number of new decisions and declarations. In relation to China trade issues, one area of

Republican Congressman Introduces Resolution Demanding Information on China's Access to Patents in any TRIPS Waiver

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduced a Resolution on June 9 requesting that President Biden transmit information and documents on any TRIPS Waiver signed at the WTO, with a focus on

WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference Starts with Opening Statements from China, Other Major Trading Powers

On June 12, the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference kicked off. Officials from China, the United States, the European Union, and other WTO Member all made remarks. While they all expressed



Chinese Laws & Cases

Beijing IP Court Finds Apple Liable for Copyright Infringement of Appstore Apps in Recent Rulings

The Beijing IP Court recently ruled in multiple cases that Apple is responsible for copyright infringement that occurred in apps available in its AppStore.

China Opens Door to Spanish Oat Grass

China's Customs recently announced that it will allow imports of Spanish oat grass, subject to certain requirements.

China Opens Door to Myanmar Green Bananas

China's Customs announced recently that it will start allowing green bananas from Myanmar.

IP Experts Update Development of IP Enforcement in China

During a recent webinar, a group of legal experts discussed the latest developments in intellectual property (IP) law and practice in China, including in the areas of patents, trademarks, trade

Foreign Laws & Cases

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation To Prevent Personal Information Going To "High-Risk" Countries

Five U.S. Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation "to create new protections against Americans’ sensitive personal information being sold or transferred to high-risk foreign countries," a category which is certain

Proposed Legislation Would Promote More Funding for U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy

Two members of Congress have introduced bipartisan legislation designed "to strengthen United States diplomatic and aid presence in the Indo-Pacific" in order to counter the influence of China in the

New Senate Bill Calls for Enhanced Development and Economic Cooperation between U.S. and Taiwan, Adds Sanctions on China

A new bipartisan U.S. Senate bill would promote the U.S. defense of Taiwan, as well as enhancing trade ties between the United States and Taiwan and establishing sanctions

Enforcement of New U.S. Forced Labor Law To Begin; Task Force Publishes Strategy Document

On June 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin to enforce the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which prohibits, pursuant to Section 307 of the Tariff

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