In Brief

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 April, 2008, 12:00am

Aqua Concepts blocks developer from using eatery name

Restaurant chain Aqua Concepts has succeeded in a bid to block the company behind Discovery Bay from advertising its waterfront dining area under the same name as one of its signature eateries. Aqua Concepts, along with related firms Water Margin and Shui Hu Ju, lodged a writ in the High Court in August seeking an injunction against Hong Kong Resort and its parent company to prevent them from using the name Water Margin, in either English or its Chinese equivalent, or anything 'colourably' similar, to describe its outdoor dining area. The Discovery Bay dining area's name was identical in English to that of the restaurant and differed by only one out of three characters in Chinese.

Copyright claim dismissed

Wing Tsun master Leung Ting vowed to appeal against a High Court ruling that his copyright of the logo of his martial arts school had not been infringed by that of a school opened by his pupil Lee Yuen-tim. Recorder Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung SC, in the Court of First Instance, dismissed Mr Leung's claim yesterday, ruling the two logos involved similar designs with a Bauhinia flower but distinctive features could be identified.

Streptococcus suis infection

A 49-year-old Wong Tai Sin man was in critical condition with an infection of Streptococcus suis, a bacteria found in pigs, the Centre for Health Protection said. He developed symptoms on Thursday and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital the next day. He had no recent travel history. It was the second case this year.

New university council chief

Exco member Marvin Cheung Kin-tung has been appointed chairman of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology council from today, with Michael Mak Hoi-hung as vice-chairman. Dr Cheung, the former vice-chairman, succeeds John Chan Cho-chak.

Crab sellers face prosecution

Six seafood stall operators - in Tuen Mun, Lau Fau Shan, Sheung Shui, Lei Yue Mun and North Point - are to be prosecuted for selling underweight crabs to undercover customs officers.