Youon Bike, a Jiangsu province-based bike sharing company, has called off its planned initial public offering in Shanghai after a lawsuit was filed accusing the company of violating intellectual properties rights.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and the Danish government have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase trade and tourism between the two nations while strengthening cooperation in anti-counterfeiting and the protection of intellectual property, according to a company announcement.
China’s State Intellectual Property Office says that it received a record 1.1 million applications for intellectual property registrations last year, up 18.7% year-on-year, according to an announcement (in Chinese).
A group of private investors have come together to raise a US$2 billion intellectual property fund to invest in the entertainment sector with a focus on the Chinese and U.S. markets, according to an announcement.
Beijing-based Chinese security software firm Kingsoft Corporation Limited says it plans to establish a RMB200 million (US$33 million) fund to invest in intellectual properties in China, according to a regulatory filing. The fund will be jointly established by a subsidiary of Kingsoft, a subsidiary of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc., and another entity connected with Xiaomi’s founder, Lei Jun. Lei Jun is also the co-founder and chairman of the board of Kingsoft.
In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Steven P. Feldman, professor of business ethics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, talks to our host Nina Xiang about the latest revelation of a sex tape with the investigation of British drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline in China, the danger of electronic eavesdropping while doing business in China, and how China’s current anti-corruption campaign is different from those of the past.
In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Anla Cheng, partner at Sino-Century China Private Equity Partners, talks with our host Nina Xiang, about the importance of protecting intellectual property for companies in China’s financial information sector, why she thinks China’s IPO market might open sooner than expected, and her hopes for the realization of substantive reforms in China. Read an excerpt below, but be sure to listen to the full interview in audio or watch an abbreviated video version. …