Tag: China

  • Case of the Day: Anova v. Hong King Group

    Case of the Day: Anova v. Hong King Group

    The case of the day is Anova Applied Electronics, Inc. v. Hong King Group, Ltd., 334 F.R.D. 465 (D. Mass. 2020). Anova, a kitchen appliance manufacturer, sued Hong King, a Chinese firm, and other Chinese companies for trademark and trade dress infringement. It sought leave to serve process by email under FRCP 4(f)(3).

  • Cert. Watch: Changzhou SinoType v. Rockefeller

    Readers, here is the petition for cert. in Changzhou Sinotype Technology Co. v. Rockefeller Investments (Asia) VII, a case from the California Supreme Court that you’ll remember from this spring. Here are the facts in a nutshell. A US company wins a big arbitral award against a Chinese company in a US-based arbitration. Rather than […]

  • Case of the Day: Facebook v. 9 Xiu Network

    Case of the Day: Facebook v. 9 Xiu Network

    The case of the day is Facebook, Inc. v. 9 Xiu Network (Shenzhen) Technology Co., Ltd. (N.D. Cal. 2019). The image I’ve chosen to go with the post is the virtual bouquet I am sending to Magistrate Judge Alex G. Tse, who joins the small number of judges across the country who have begun to […]

  • Case of the Day: In re Hanwei Guo

    Longtime readers know that one of the big open questions in Section 1782 practice is whether the statute reaches private international arbitrations. Is an arbitration of a typical business dispute a proceeding before a “foreign or international tribunal,” such that an interested person can seek discovery in the United States? The circuits are split, with […]

  • See Something, Say Something: Uighur Edition

    See Something, Say Something: Uighur Edition

    Readers, I was horrified to read yesterday’s news about the suspected importation from western China of beauty products that the government suspects were made from human hair taken from Uighur people detained in camps in western China. The sale of hair taken from members of an ethnic minority imprisoned in camps has very specific historical […]