In this inaugural edition, we will look at:

Trade marks/Trade Descriptions

  • What does the new PRC Trade Mark Law (coming into force on 1 May 2014) mean for you?
  • The Trade Descriptions Ordinance: enforcement of the new provisions so far, including the first case of acceptance of a written undertaking in lieu of prosecution.

Personal Data/Privacy

  • The trend towards an increase in data privacy protection in the PRC, as reflected by the recent changes to the PRC Consumer Rights Protection Law.

Mobile Payments

  • Aligning the law with innovative payments in Hong Kong.


  • Is a smartphone a "computer" for the purposes of the Crimes Ordinance?
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