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The path towards mutual recognition

China and Hong Kong have signed an agreement that allows the jurisdictions to mutually recognise one another’s IP judgments. George Chan, Vera Zuo, Wenyi Liu and Joy Shi of Simmons & Simmons provide an overview of the changes and how they will benefit IP owners

On July 1, 1997, British rule over Hong Kong came to an end, and Hong Kong officially reverted to Chinese sovereignty as a special administrative region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. With the implementation of a 'one country,...

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