Posts tagged as: HK

HI-LITE: Patent Attorneys in Hong Kong

June 1st, 2014

Patent and Trademark Services

Many businesses require protection of their IP, trademarks, and patents. Letters & Thoo is a specialist intellectual property practice based in Hong Kong with internationally recognised expertise in the procurement, management and protection of patent, design, and trade mark rights.

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Letters & Thoo was established in 2013 by Dr Timothy Letters and Mr Laurence Thoo who are both professionally qualified and registered patent and trade mark attorneys.

iPad 2 Disappears From Shelves In 45 mins

May 1st, 2011

The iPad 2 went on sale early Friday morning, and disappeared from the shelves. Not a bad time to buy Apple shares then.
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Web Spam From The Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Or How To Battle Unsolicited Mail

March 31st, 2011

We once attended an exhibition organised by the HKTDC. We had to give our personal details to attend. Seems they added us to their mail-out database, and now we receive their news releases.

OFTA regulates unsolicited marketing in Hong Kong, and set up this antispam website to help inform the public.  The legislation requires, essentially, that electronic direct marketing be an ‘opt-in’ facility, and that all correspondence contains a facility to unsubscribe.  Seems reasonable and civilised enough?

Well, the email from the HKTDC was in Chinese (see here), which we can’t read, so we needed to translate it (we used Google Translate).  There was no unsubscribe facility. This is a poor showing from the HKTDC, whose chairman is appointed by the Chief Executive.  But… why are we not surprised?

Netvigator / PCCW Connection Issues In Hong Kong This Weekend

March 13th, 2011

Since the Japanese earthquake on Friday 11th March 2011 (two days ago) we have noticed a very bad connection to some websites from Hong Kong.  This seems to be to mostly US-based servers, such as Hotmail, Facebook, Twitter, and PlayStation Network.

A brief search on Twitter (that took a long time to load!) showed that scores of people have noted the issue with Netvigator broadband, which is still no better on Sunday 13th March evening.