Why Shanghai Court Enforces Trademark’s Diligence Obligation on Original Equipment Manufacture?

(By You Yunting) Original Equipment Manufacture (the“OEM”) refers to a commercial model where the Principal person is responsible for the brand, research and design, and marketing, meanwhile, the manufacturer is responsible for production. As a big manufacturing country, OEM is an important way for our manufactured products to participate in international competition. Under China’s Laws, however, it is unclear whether OEM constitutes as a trademark infringement, and local courts have handed out different decisions for this problem. According to the author’s information, Fujian higher court, Zhejiang higher court and Shanghai higher court held that OEM manufacturers does not involve trademark infringement, but Guangdong higher court decided that the OEM manufacturers shall take responsibility for trademark infringement in many cases. The Supreme Court has not yet expressed its opinion towards this problem.


China’s Latest Laws and Regulations in December (II), 2012

V. The Ministry of Finance Issued Interpretation Number Five on Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises 

Recently, the Ministry of Finance issued Interpretation Number Five on Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises, which provides interpretations on fives issues, including: business mergers, business launches, credit risk mitigation tools and related services, and how to process accounting step by step in cases where an enterprises invests equity in its subsidiary and ultimately loses its right of control through several transactions.


What Legal Risk May Come to Companies Enrolled in the Non Bank Loan in China?

(By Albert Chen) The capital shortage is inevitable during the company operation, and many operators could be head aching with the financing. Due to the strict demands and procedures for the credit approval in the banks, the company may suffer from the refusal of loan application or delay in lending. At that time, the non-bank loan could play another main role in the company financing. Then what risks may come to foreign invested companies as they enrolled in the non-bank loan when running business in China? Please check today’s post for the answer.


Analysis on the Legal Liability of Kaspersky for Customer Fraud

In recent, it has aroused public concern that the well-known security software firm, Kaspersky, was reported by CCTV, the Chinese state television, that its sales agents are likely to be fraudulent to the customers.

“Weekly Quality Report”, a program on CCTV, reports that some agents of Kaspersky trick customers to buy security software of Kaspersky by using ads which kept displaying a false virus warning. When the computer users are normally surfing the Internet, a pop-up ad appears to warn them that many serious threats such as viruses and Trojan horses are found in this computer and the computer system will be seriously damaged if the loopholes fail to be repaired in time. Because of worry about such viruses, many computer users spend RMB 20 buying the security software. In fact, such warning is just a trick to induce computer users to buy the security software. Ironically, when the customers visit the same web again after purchasing the recommended security software the virus warning still appears.