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Business 17 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

China's trademark system baffles foreign firms

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's trademark system is a minefield of murky rules and opportunistic "trademark squatters" that even the world's biggest companies and their highly-paid lawyers find hard to navigate, as Apple and Facebook are the latest to find out.

Business 04 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Foreign firms react swiftly to China probe, push to increase internal audits

BEIJING: Foreign companies in China are getting increasingly jumpy about a spate of antitrust and corruption investigations by Chinese authorities and are hiring lawyers to make sure their operations comply with the law.

Business 18 Oct 2013 | 6:41 AM

Madoff employees were puppets of 'Grand Master'

NEW YORK: Lawyers for five former employees of Bernard Madoff on Thursday cast their clients as mere puppets under the spell of an awesome, cult-like leader and "pathological liar."

Economy 15 Apr 2014 | 10:20 AM

Mt Gox founder won't appear before in US for questioning

REUTERS: Mark Karpeles, the founder of Mt. Gox, said he would not come to the United States to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's US bankruptcy case, Mt. Gox lawyers told a federal judge on Monday.

Corporate News 03 Mar 2019 | 11:33 PM

China's Huawei CFO sues Canada govt ahead of Wednesday court appearance

OTTAWA: The lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou(pic) are suing the Canadian government, its border agency and federal police, alleging their client was detained, searched and interrogated for three hours in violation of her constitutional rights.

Auto 26 Aug 2018 | 10:34 PM

Musk's U-turn on Tesla deal could intensify his legal, regulatory woes

WASHINGTON: Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk's decision to abruptly abandon a plan to take his electric carmaker private will not resolve his mounting regulatory and legal woes, and may even make them worse, some securities lawyers said.

Corporate News 09 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Grab’s Uber deal still has some obstacles to navigate

SINGAPORE: Regulatory scrutiny could complicate ride-hailing company Grab’s takeover of Uber Technologies’ South-East Asian business, but there is little the authorities can do to stop Uber from simply exiting the region, lawyers and analysts said.

Business 09 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Brexit’s impact more profound than expected

Diamond says lawyers are likely to join bankers in moving away