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Our Stephen Wong, former Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, will be giving a webinar entitled “Everything You Wanted to Ask About Personal Information Protection Law and Its Impact on Hong Kong But Were Afraid to Ask – An Overview and Update on the PRC Personal Information Protection Law”, together with Mr Dominic Wai, partner of ONC Lawyers, on 29 April 2022 (Friday) at 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Click on the link to register or find out more.
Our Stephen Wong will discuss ethical issues and developments arising from the present use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in legal practice, in an upcoming Zoom Webinar entitled “Guidance on the Ethical Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence“, organised by the Hong Kong Academy of Law, together with Mr Amirali B Nasir.
The Zoom Webinar will explore (among other topical issues) relevant professional conduct rules and data privacy laws, and how these rules need to be implemented and developed in conjunction with possible future developments of AI, neural networks, quantum computers, machine learning, deep learning, etc.
The details of the Zoom Webinar are as follows:
- Date: 16 March 2022 (Wednesday)
- Time: 15:30 – 17:00 (HKT)
- Points: 1.5 CPD point
- Fee: $100
- Language: English
Click here for more details and online application.
The webinar will take place on 14 January 2022 (Friday) at 15:30 – 17:30 (HKT).
The webinar covers topical issues such as data as a tool and a weapon, information warfare, the weaponised web and National Security, where they occur and forms of occurrence, the recent amendments to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.486), criminalization, scope of the new offences and extra-territoriality, new powers, and the first enforcement case on 13 December 2021, etc.
The webinar is in Cantonese, with presentation materials in English to be shared with participants after completion of the webinar.
2-Hours Insurance Authority CPD granted.
- Chambers News
- 9 January 2022
- Chambers News
- 25 November 2021
A hearing for an opposition to trade mark application was heard before the IP Department on 27 August 2021 and the decision was handed down on 5 November 2021. The opposition concerns a registration of a trade mark “金佛水” under class 35 by an earlier trade mark “大佛水”.
Ian Chu acted for the applicant in the said hearing. In short, the IP Department was of the view that:-
- There is insufficient evidence supporting that the earlier trade mark has been widely used in Hong Kong for a long time and therefore the use of it does not make the earlier trade mark more distinctive;
- The degree of similarity between two marks is only medium; and
- While the wholesale and retailing of medicines, Chinese herbal medicine and nasal spray under the subject class 35 (“Class A Services”) are complementary to the goods covered by earlier trade mark, others including the sale of tonic food, cosmetic and skincare products and nutritious food etc (“Class B Services”) are not similar to the goods covered by the earlier trade mark.
Accordingly, the IP Department rejected the opposition to the registration of the subject trade mark under Class B Services.
For the full Statement of Reasons for Decision by the IP Department, please see https://www.ipd.gov.hk/chi/intellectual_property/trademarks/trademarks_decisions/decision/DEC304805190OP.pdf or contact our Ian Chu.