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最高人民法院建立了一个令人印象深刻的框架来促进指导性案例的使用,但该法院尚未就如何处理中国法院对指导性案例的不一致应用给予明确的指导。本文作者首先分析中国几个重要法院如何不一致地应用指导案例60号,然后讨论这种不一致可能导致的问题。作者最后提出了解决方案。Read more

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The Supreme People’s Court has established an impressive framework to facilitate the use of Guiding Cases but has not given clear guidance on how to handle inconsistent applications of a Guiding Case by Chinese courts. In this article, the authors analyze the inconsistent applications of Guiding Case No. 60 by several important courts in China, discuss potential problems associated with such inconsistency, and propose solutions to these problems.Read more

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How can the development of China’s Case Guidance System promote the country’s judicial protection of intellectual property rights, helping achieve the goals set forth in the Plan for the Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in People’s Courts (2021-2025)?Read more

在此专访中,明道通讯(Clearway Communications)负责人和Managing Partners’ Club联合创始人田明道(Patrick Dransfield)先生解释了为什么他能成功地与亚洲、中东和英国的很多私人执业律师和多家公司的内部法律顾问建立了牢固的关系。此外,他分享了他对新兴市场法律行业的发展方向的看法。Read more

Patrick Dransfield, Principal of Clearway Communications and Co-Founder of the Managing Partners’ Club, explains in this interview why he has had success in forging strong relationships with private practitioners and in-house counsels at various corporations across Asia, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.  In addition, he shares his thoughts about where the legal industries in emerging markets are heading.Read more

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中国最高人民法院发布指导案例92号、100号和160号,明确该国立法和司法解释尚未解决的植物新品种权保护的基本问题。然而,本文分析指出,这三个指导性案例的指导原则已经被纳入最高人民法院最新的植物新品种司法解释。考虑到这一点,这些指导性案例是否基本上已经失去了重要性?熊美英博士解释了为什么答案是否定的并讨论了相关的含义。Read more

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The Supreme People’s Court of China released Guiding Case Nos. 92, 100, and 160 to clarify fundamental issues related to the protection of rights to new plant varieties that were left unanswered by the country’s legislation and judicial interpretations.  Yet, have these three Guiding Cases essentially lost their significance, considering that their guiding principles, as analyzed in this article, have already been incorporated into the Supreme People’s Court’s latest judicial interpretation related to new plant varieties?  Dr. Mei Gechlik explains why the answer is negative and discusses related implications. Read more

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洛克律师事务所国际合伙人童樟茂律师最近创立了 Lawmato。Lawmato是一款应用程序,让律师通过该程序的强大音频/视频通信功能,为世界各地的消费者(包括个人和小型企业)提供在线咨询。除了说明Lawmato 如何有可能改变法律服务行业之外,童律师还借鉴他作为美国和中国公司之间的联络人的20多年经验,分享他对在两国进行交易时面临的不同挑战的见解。Read more

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Tom Tong, an international partner of Locke Lord LLP, recently founded Lawmato, an app that enables lawyers to provide online consultation to consumers, including individuals and small businesses, anywhere in the world via the robust audio/video communication capacities of the app.  Apart from explaining how Lawmato has the potential to change the legal services industry, Mr. Tong draws on his more than 20 years of experience acting as liaison between U.S. and Chinese firms to share his insights about different challenges in doing deals in China and in the United States.Read more