1. The General Office of the State Council issues the Opinions on Cleaning and Regulating Charges for the Urban Water Supply, Power Supply, Gas Supply and Heating Supply Industry to Promote High-quality Development formulated by the National Development and Reform Commission and other departments. The Opinions requires that the charge of public utility operators be regulated, and unreasonable fees incurred by forced services and bundled services should be strictly prohibited. Illegal activities such as non-implementation of government pricing or government-guided prices, charging unreasonable fees, reaching and implementing monopoly agreements, exclusion and restriction of competition by abusing dominant market positions and administrative power, are the main targets of the investigation and punishment conducted by regulatory
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The Ministry of Labour and Employment, with an intent of standardizing the conditions of employment in industrial establishments employing three hundred or more workers to whom the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (“Occupational Safety Code”) applies, has issued the draft Model Standing Orders for Services Sector, 2020 (“Model Standing Orders”). The term ‘establishment’ under the Occupational Safety Code inter alia includes a place where any industry, trade, business, manufacturing or occupation is carried on with ten or more workers employed.
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The Supreme Court Amended 18 IP Judicial Interpretations including the Interpretation of on Several Issues
Concerning the Application of Laws in the Trials of Patent Infringement Disputes (II) On 29 December 2020, the Judicial Committee of the Supreme Court promulgated the Decision on Amending 18 IP Judicial Interpretations including the Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Laws in the Trials of Patent Infringement Disputes (II), which came into force on 1 January 2021. The Supreme Court amended the 18 judicial interpretations on the IP-related laws on patents, trademarks, copyright, plant varieties, domain names, etc respectively to reflect the recently issued Civil Code. Since the original IP laws have been repealed by the Civil Code. Read more…
On 25 December 2020, the Wuhan Intermediate Court of Hubei Province (the “Wuhan Court”) issued an Interim Injunction (the “Injunction”) in a case (the “Case”) where the applicants Samsung Electronic Co. Ltd. and Samsung (China) Investment Co. Ltd. (collectively, “Samsung”) sued Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (“Ericsson”) for determination of royalty rates for using Ericsson’s standard and essential patents (the “SEPs”). The Injunction prohibits Ericsson from seeking injunction or awards from courts in or outside of China to prohibit Samsung from using the SEPs or on matters otherwise relating to the license of the SEPs. Read more…
Dissemination of remote sensing data to support development activities in India are guided by the Remote Sensing Data Policy of India of 2001 and 2011. The remote sensing technology was promoted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in early seventies and ISRO launched its first remote sensing satellite in 1988. Since then, ISRO satellites have been providing crucial remote sensing data and information on critical issues such as natural resources, climate change, disaster management etc. and the data is being used for a variety of applications and developmental and operational activities.
The Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (“DAP”) released by the Ministry of Defence (“MoD”) on September 30, 2020 supersedes the Defence Procurement Policy 2016 with effect from October 1, 2020. All new defence acquisitions will be governed by DAP. However, if the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) has already been issued then the vendor will be governed by the defence procurement policy under which the RFP was issued. DAP has been introduced to ensure timely acquisition of military equipment, systems and platforms as required by the armed forces in terms of performance, capabilities, and quality standards, through optimum utilization of allocated budgetary resources.
With tensions increasing between the world’s two largest economies, concern has been rising among Chinese companies about their business operations in the US, and vice versa…… Read more…
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