Bonhams is the leading international auction house for Chinese snuff bottles and another stunning selection will be sold this week.Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am
For the second time since July, the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade plans to present the State Intellectual Property Office with a new list of 30 pseudo Italian brands in an ongoing war targeting shady marketing strategies used by Chinese businesses.13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Luxury brand Hermes was dealt another blow in a long-running infringement battle against a Guangdong garment factory which owns the trademark 'Aimashi' - similar to Hermes' brand name on the mainland.28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Apple's legal battle over the 'iPad' trademark has reached the United States, as the iPhone maker faces a lawsuit for alleged fraud in a California court.25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Unfair rap against food sales staff
I refer to the letter by Nigel Pearson ('Bakeries wasting plastic bags', November 27).
Food that is not pre-packaged is exempt from the plastic bag levy for food safety and hygiene reasons. Shops selling food items without packaging are obliged to use bags for them.3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
A bottle of 153-year-old cognac was auctioned for 1 million yuan (HK$1.2 million) in Shanghai yesterday, believed to be a record price for the French spirit in an unadorned bottle.25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
When it rains, as they say, it pours; and we aren't just talking about the recent weather in Hong Kong. Locally-based British designer Michael Young's recent streak of productivity is dizzying - with the launch of a solo show, his first design book works in China and, last but not least, becoming a father.4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
The ban on free plastic bags will extend from shops to restaurants and hospitals, according to an official from the Ministry of Commerce.24 May 2011 - 12:00am
Officials have been urged to clearly define what a 'retailer' is before extending the plastic shopping bag levy.
The chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, Caroline Mak Shui-king, says a clear definition is needed to avoid confusion and make sure no one inadvertently breaks the law.20 May 2011 - 12:00am
Retailers might be allowed to pocket a plastic bag levy they collect from shoppers under a revised scheme being considered by the Environmental Protection Department.13 May 2011 - 12:00am
There are so many wonderful aspects of owning a dog: companionship, loyalty and love. But one of the most dreaded tasks in taking care of man's best friend is picking up its faeces.17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
The World Chinese Business Investment Foundation is seeking an injunction to restrain three parties from using two trademarks of the World Outstanding Chinese Award, in a writ issued on Friday. The defendants are Honor Doctorate of World Outstanding Chinese Limited, Success China Group Limited and Sze Wing-chung.5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Consumers were buying up to one item less in each purchase since the introduction of the plastic bag levy last year, retailers said yesterday.
Caroline Mak Sui-king, from the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, said some major retail chains affected by the 50 HK cents levy per bag had reported a decline in 'basket size' between July last year and May this year.8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
The retail sector is angry with the government for keeping it in the dark over a large drop in the number of plastic bags being thrown into the garbage before the bag levy was introduced in July.25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
I have known a few men - not close friends - who are always clinging to plastic bags. No, they're not keen grocery shoppers, they just use plastic bags to carry everything: their books, their wallets, and sometimes bones they pick up from restaurants so they can feed their dogs for free.14 Oct 2009 - 12:00am