Meeting Chinese Legal Professionals' IP Law and Court Case Demands Through Extension of Collaboration Between Wolters Kluwer China and Commercial Press

2011-09-05 16:41 1399

BEIJING, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The understanding of the critical importance about protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) in China has soared and an increase in the size of patent applications portfolio is resulting in increased litigation. To meet the rising demands for lawyers in China, the publishing agreement between Wolters Kluwer China and Commercial Press is aimed to help the legal community in China to better respond to the impact of IPR protection needs.

Meeting Chinese Legal Professionals'IP Law and Court Case Demands Through Extension of Collaboration Between Wolters Kluwer China and Commercial Press

The signed agreement consisting of nine IP law titles is an extension of the collaboration between Commercial Press and Wolters Kluwer. The partnership started a year ago aims to increase the quality of legal and regulatory content for lawyers and other legal professionals in China. The new publications that will follow from the agreement include two influential Chinese legal titles, which will be available in various format for national and international customers, as well as the Chinese version of "Employment Law and Works Councils of the Netherlands", respond to a better understanding of the multi-layered, dynamic economic environment in the country and to facilitate achievements both domestic and abroad.

Wolters Kluwer China is a part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals. Commercial Press is China's first print publisher dedicated to the translation and introduction of foreign laws and regulations since the commercialization of the publishing industry. The agreement was signed on September 1st at the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair by Ms. Stacey Caywood, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, Shasha Chang, CEO of Wolters Kluwer China, and Mr. Yu Dianli, President of Commercial Press.

"I am very pleased that we are able to extend our strategic partnership with Commercial Press to continue to provide high-quality, global legal content and international intellectual property information to our customers in China," said Stacey Caywood. "Our shared experience in providing expert solutions to legal academia and professionals, globally and locally, will be able to bring value to our customers by providing insight into how to navigate challenging aspects of dispute resolution in a global context."

Furthermore, the two partners agreed upon the publication of a selected series of China's Court Cases. These exclusive series of court cases authorized by China's legal authorities cover how China's legal system rules case law as well as give in-depth insight into China's jurisdictions and case guidance by its court. A first-of-its-kind international publication that will be available in various formats to meet needs of lawyers best.

"This cooperation is the key actions of commercial press to response the 'Chinese book go global' strategy, but also a significant step of the strategic cooperation with Wolters Kluwer Group," said Yu Dianli, President of Commercial Press.

Wolters Kluwer's flagship brands in the legal and regulatory markets, such as Aspen Publishers, Kluwer Law International and CCH, are recognized and used by legal professionals globally and through the agreement, will draw a wealth of global legal and regulatory content into China, translated into Chinese with the help of Commercial Press. This will provide the Chinese professional community with world-class expert information and web-enabled solutions. At the same time, Commercial Press is able to publish Chinese legal and regulatory content in a timely manner through Wolters Kluwer's established global information resource network that is available in both Chinese and English.

Shasha Chang, CEO of Wolters Kluwer China, added, "These new publications are a great resource for our legal professional customers and demonstrate the efforts where together with Commercial Press we have been able to leverage experiences and resources we both have, and we are very pleased with the future opportunities that we have ahead to further expand new business initiatives that impact China as part of the global market for professional information, software and services."

About Commercial Press

Established in 1897, Commercial Pressis China's first print publisher dedicated to the translation and introduction of foreign laws and regulations since the commercialization of the publishing industry. Their development over a century has made Commercial Press a long-standing, renowned print publisher in the area of humanities and social sciences. Commercial Press is also a highly-recognized imprint among legal academia and professionals.

Being a member of the China Publishing Group, Commercial Press has two publishing centers and five joint ventures. It publishes books related to philosophy, legal and regulatory, to name a few. Commercial Press has also established good international cooperation with its overseas counterparts that include Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, and Malaysia. In addition, Commercial Press has also set up a publishing consortium called The Commercial Press International Companies where Commercial Press is a major shareholder.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer had 2010 annual revenues of EUR3.6 billion, employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, serving customers globally. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Wolters Kluwer China's activities are strongly represented by CCH in the tax, accounting, HR and legal markets; Aspen Publishers and Kluwer Law International in the legal markets; which are part of the offering of the Legal & Regulatory division of Wolters Kluwer. CCH in particular has nearly 100 years of experience in publishing authoritative and timely information on tax, accounting, corporate law and human resources globally. Since 1985, CCH China has been the first and largest provider of bilingual regulatory information of China serving the Chinese professionals in the public and private practices, businesses, government and universities with headquarters in Beijing.

Source: Wolters Kluwer China