China’s Increased Regulations for Online Payment Platforms

China’s Increased Regulations for Online Payment Platforms

By: Janice Pan

On December 28, 2015, the People’s Bank of China issued its rules regarding online payments in China. Industry players criticized  these rules as being the “harshest rules in history,” specifically targeting third-party payment industries and non-bank payment organizations. So what did China finally decide to do?

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Protecting Your Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Trade Secret Protection Law

Protecting Your Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Trade Secret Protection Law

By: Janice Pan

Trade secret law protects everything from chocolate chip cookie recipes to transnational commercial methods. International agreements, however, leave protection of trade secrets to domestic enforcement. In addition to this international inconsistency, US trade secret law differs from the other forms of intellectual property in that it is governed by each individual state through the common law. To provide more certainty to businesses, a standardized trademark law should be passed in the United State. 

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Everything is Digital and There is no Stopping it: How Discovery is Keeping up Around the World

Everything is Digital and There is no Stopping it: How Discovery is Keeping up Around the World

By: Janice Pan

The United States produces about 1.8 zettabytes of data each year. To adapt to this increasing use of technology, the court system in the United States is modifying its discovery process to allow greater access to electronically stored information. Other countries, however, seem to be less adaptive and are instead taking increasing measures to protect data and privacy.

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