Anheuser-Busch InBev Used the Packaging of its Beer Bottle to Defeat against Chinese Copycatted Competitor


 (By You Yunting) Recently, we introduced that Zhejiang Xiyingmen Beer Company constituted trademark infringement through the use of recycled Budweiser’s beer bottle. In today’s post, we will introduce an unfair competition lawsuit where Zhejiang Xiyingmen Beer Company used the similar packaging and presentation with that of Budweiser-sponsored Harbin Beer.

Introduction to the Case:

Appellant (Defendant at the first instance): Xiyingmen Beer Company

Respondent (Plaintiff at the first instance):  Anheuser-Busch and Harbin Brewery Group (the “Harbin Brewery”)


Signals from Latest Company Law Amendment

(By Bai Lituan) On December 28, 2013, the 6th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Twelfth National People’s Congress approved the Amendment to the Company Law of the People’s Republic of China. The Amendment has three highlights: replaced the paid-in system with the registered capital to-be-paid-in system, decreased requirements for capital registration and simplified registration items and files. No doubt amendment to laws aims at meeting the demand of economic development, then what did this Amendment to the Company Law positively signal?


A Brief Analysis of the 2013 Amendment to the China Company Law

(By Yu ZhiYuan) On 28 December 2013, the decision on amending the previous company law was promulgated by the National People’s Congress. The amendment this time will concentrate solely on changing the corporate capital system dramatically in the following three ways. First, the registered capital to-be-paid-in system will be launched. Second, the minimum registered capital will no longer be required. Third, the maximum proportion of intangible assets to the total registered capital will no longer be required. Obviously the amendment was made as a response of legislative authorities to the resolutions approved at the Third Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee. This article provides an analysis and brief comments on the amendment.