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  1. Nike plans appeal after losing copyright case

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... property rights of others' and would protect its own legal rights and interests. A spokeswoman for Nike (Suzhou) Sports in Shanghai declined to comment further. Zhu called on mainland artists ... of copyright over the character.' He said he hoped his case could set a precedent for mainland artists, but admitted that his victory was only one of a few in intellectual property rights cases ...

  2. Attack on fakes fails to impress

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... enforcement was still lagging. 'China has made positive improvements to its intellectual property laws. However, there has been minimal progress in establishing an effective enforcement ... is not expected to satisfy foreign companies, which are looking for a more sustained effort to improve protection of intellectual property, observers say. Commerce Minister Bo Xilai said this week ...

  3. Court upholds property tycoon's jail sentence

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Property developer Luo Zhongfu will have to serve a 101/2-year jail sentence for illegally occupying forest land after a court in the southwestern province ... partner and Luo's wife to shorter terms. They were tried under stricter environmental laws, which came into effect from 1997 aiming to protect natural resources. Luo's company, Beijing ...

  4. Need for further reform, says Snow

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to enforce their intellectual property rights laws and take appropriate measures to stop counterfeiting and otherwise continue to open up markets,' he said. Mr Snow met financial leaders ...

  5. Shanghai property tycoon arrested

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The announcement follows a three-month probe of the property developer, his flagship company Shanghai Nongkai Development (Group) and its subsidiaries. Chau was already in detention. Prosecutors yesterday granted approval for police to arrest the businessman and move forward with a criminal investigation under the law, local television and the Eastday web site said, but gave no further details. ...

  6. Justice remains Shanghaied in city's law courts

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the control of the Huangpu district government, as were the police officers who were the defendants. 'The government keeps talking about a universal law to protect the rights of the people, Ms Zhang said. 'But they fear the people using the law.' She and her husband were acting as their own lawyers because they were unable to get representation given the sensitive nature ...

  7. Attempt to cool rampant investment in property

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... National leaders want to curb luxury projects and boost low-cost housing National leaders have raised the alarm about overheating in the property market, calling for a more healthy pace ... symptoms of overheating have emerged in property investment. We must continue the contribution [of a healthy property market] to the current good momentum in economic growth.' Property ...

  8. Lawyer may lose licence over Web postings

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... practising law for one year to disbarment. The Shanghai Bureau of Justice could not be reached for comment. The lawyer is best known for defending another activist lawyer, Zheng Enchong, who advised residents involved in hundreds of property disputes with the city before he was jailed in 2003. Mr Guo said his defence of Zheng, a recent article alleging abuse in prison of a member of the banned ...

  9. Land activist to resume fight after jail

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... an overseas human rights group about labour and property disputes in the city. He is expected to be released on Monday because the authorities have allowed his time in detention to count towards his sentence. 'He wants to continue helping people,' a family member said. Shanghai authorities revoked Zheng's law licence in 2001 and detained him in June 2003 after he accused local ...

  10. Shanghai scandal claims chairman of property firm

    Posted Nov 08th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Huangpu tycoon quits amid reports of link to pension fund investigation The head of a property company linked to Shanghai's Huangpu district has resigned ... in a statement yesterday. The influential Caijing magazine said Mr Wang had been detained in relation to the sale of a stake in the property company to China Huawen Investment Holding, a unit ...




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