• 2019/5/9 17:37:00
    2019/5/9 17:37:00

    Central SOEs Transferring Offshore Property Rights to Acquirers

    As state-owned enterprises (SOEs) slow down their pace of merger and acquisition (M&A) activities as part of their “going global” programmes, and given the national policies in recent years and other considerations, it is not uncommon that SOEs start transferring their offshore state-owned property rights. Transfer of offshore state-owned property rights by central SOEs is particularly worthy of attention. According to the Interim Measures for the Administration of Offshore State-owned Property

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  • 2019/5/7 15:44:52
    2019/5/7 15:44:52

    Partner Dorothy Xing Participates in the Parent-Child Reading Event

    The National Parent-Child Reading Theme Event, hosted by All-China Women’s Federation and co-sponsored by Beijing Women’s Federation, was held in Huawei Beili Community, Panjiayuan Sub-district, Chaoyang District, Beijing on April 12, 2019.

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  • 2019/5/7 15:42:53
    2019/5/7 15:42:53

    Director Dajin Li Reappointed as a Member of the Legal Expert Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Public Security of Beijing

    On April 19, 2019, the Bureau of Public Security of Beijing issued a Certificate of Appointment to Director Dajin Li and reappointed him as a member of the Legal Expert Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Public Security of Beijing from April 2019 to April 2022.

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  • 2019/4/18 17:19:58
    2019/4/18 17:19:58

    Awarded as Leading Law Firm in International Trade, Education and Finance

    East & Concord Partners has won annual awards in three business areas: international trade, education industry and banking and finance.

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  • 2019/4/18 17:10:40
    2019/4/18 17:10:40

    Dajin Li at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

    The second session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened at 15:00 on March 3 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Dajin Li, director of East & Concord Partners attended the conference as a member of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC.

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  • 2019/4/4 17:52:38
    2019/4/4 17:52:38

    Delegation from Danish Patent and Trademark Office Visits East & Concord

    Recently, at the invitation of partners and lawyers Xu Bin and Charles Feng, a delegation of 20 people from Danish Patent and Trademark Office and from well-known enterprises, headed by Mr. Sune Stampe Sørensen the Director General of the Danish Patent & Trademark Office, visited East & Concord Partners.

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  • 2019/3/21 17:02:21
    2019/3/21 17:02:21

    Charles Feng Took the Interview with Bloomberg Regarding a New Regulation on the Outbound Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights

    The General Office of the State Council issued the Working Measures for Outbound Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights (for Trial Implementation) (hereinafter referred to as the “Measures”) on March 18, 2018, which shall come into force on the date of issuance. The essential purpose of issuing the Measures is to safeguard national security and major public interests, so as to prevent the outbound transfer of intellectual property rights from affecting China’s national security and the capabil

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  • 2018/12/24 20:50:25
    2018/12/24 20:50:25

    Charles Feng Interviewed by the Washington Post regarding Ivanka Trump Trademark Applications in China

    That’s an odd, if remote, possibility after Chinese trademark regulators awarded preliminary approval for 16 trademark applications from the president’s daughter and White House senior adviser, online Chinese government filings show.

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  • 2018/11/20 16:33:55
    2018/11/20 16:33:55

    Charles Feng Recognized as 2018 China Top 10 Lawyers

    In an era that information technology develops so rapidly and deeply, Cyber security and date protection issue is attracting more and more attention from the whole society as well as the legal service industry. After more than a month’s thorough research and evaluation, the LegalBand, a well-known and influential rating agency in legal society, released its annual ranking list of 2018 China Top 10 lawyers in Cyber security and date protection area on October 18, 2018. Charles Feng, partner from

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  • 2018/9/7 20:27:43
    2018/9/7 20:27:43

    Charles Feng Invited to Hold Lectures on Intellectual Property Rights for International Students of Beijing Foreign Studies University

    On July 21, 2017, Charles Feng, partner of East & Concord Partners, was invited to lecture in English at Beijing Foreign Studies University Law School on the topic of Copyright Litigation in China to its foreign students and visiting scholars.

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  • 2018/9/7 20:25:03
    2018/9/7 20:25:03

    Charles Feng Invited to Attend the Sino US Entertainment Law Summit and Keynote Speech

    On November 2, 2016, a one-day “2016 U.S.-China Entertainment Law Conference”, co-organized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School, was held successfully in Los Angeles. More than 100 attendees, including Mark Cohen, Senior Counsel of USPTO, Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs of USPTO, Chun-Tian Liu, a well-known jurist and also the dean of Renmin University Intellectual Property Acade

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  • 2018/9/7 20:21:01
    2018/9/7 20:21:01

    Charles Feng Invited to Attend the "China Automobile Industry Intellectual Property Development Forum" and Keynote Speech

    On December 27, 2016, the 2016 China Auto Industry Intellectual Property Development Forum, jointly hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (China-SAE) and the Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CAERI), was held successfully in Beijing. More than 200 attendees, including senior officials such as Limin Chang, Division Chief of China Ministry of Industry & Information Technology, Junjian Hu, Division Chief of State Intellectual Property Office, and Lijin Zhao, Mini

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  • 2018/9/7 20:14:37
    2018/9/7 20:14:37

    Charles Feng's Speech on the 2018 China Intellectual Property Forum

    The 2018 China Intellectual Property Forum was held at the National Convention Center from June 2nd to June 3rd. The forum was co-hosted by China Intellectual Property Forum Committee and Beijing Intellectual Property Research Institute, with support from organizations and representative enterprises such as AIPPI International. The forum focused on the topic “Theory, Legislation and Optimal Implementation of Intellectual Property in the New Era”. Experts attending the forum include Junli Xia, c

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  • 2018/9/7 20:08:55
    2018/9/7 20:08:55

    Charles Feng Interviewed by The New York Times regarding New Balance case

    On April 24, 2017, in New Balance v. Shenzhen Xinpingheng(新平衡), et al., in which New Balance brought unfair competition claim against Shenzhen Xinpingheng and four other defendants, the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court ordered that the five defendants pay penalty of RMB1.7 Million (US250,000) for violating a preliminary injunction which prohibiting them from selling the infringing shoes. Not only is New Balance the first case in which this Court ordered a preliminary injunction for unique pack

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  • 2018/9/7 20:06:11
    2018/9/7 20:06:11

    Charles Feng Interviewed by South China Morning Post regarding Intellectual Property Protection for Foreign-invested Companies in China

    In August 2017, US President Donald Trump executed an administrative order to initiate an investigation against China in accordance with Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, on the basis that “China has stolen plenty of intellectual properties from American companies as well as forced American companies which plan to enter Chinese market to build unfair joint venture relationship with Chinese companies”. Thereafter, on September 8, 2017, twelve Chinese government authorities related to intellec

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