This month, we focus on Hong Kong celebrities and artistes who have found themselves before the Hong Kong courts for a variety of reasons.
The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most welcome.
1. Which Hong Kong celebrity brought a passing off action against Hang Seng Bank for using his photo on credit cards?
A. Andy Lau
B. Leon Lai
C. Jackie Chan
D. Aaron Kwok
2. In 1997, Apple Daily was found liable for copyright infringment for publishing photos copied from the Oriental Sunday of Faye Wong at Hong Kong airport after disembarking from a flight from Beijing to Hong Kong. What was deemed special about the photos?
A. She was with her new boyfriend.
B. She appeared to be unsteady on her feet
C. She was pregnant
D. She was smoking a cigarette
3. Nicholas Tse was convicted in 2002 of what offence following a car crash?
A. Driving under the influence of alcohol
B. Careless driving
C. Dangerous driving
D. Perverting the course of justice
4. Carson Yeung who was convicted of money laundering in 2014 first started his career in what profession:
A. Soccer player
C. Professional gambler
5. A member of the House of Representatives from which country was convicted for possession of dangerous drugs by the Hong Kong District Court in 2011?
C. United States
6. Which Hong Kong singing group was involved in a legal dispute with their promoters in the 2000s.
D. The Wynners
7. In 2017, Hong Kong television executive and celebrity Stephen Chan had a conviction under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance quashed by the Court of Final Appeal. From whom had he received the money that formed the basis of the charge.
A. An employee
B. A contractor of his employer
C. A shopping mall
D. A casino
8. Which Hong Kong female artiste was sued by her former manager for breach of contract in 2005?
A. Eva Huang
B. Joey Yung
C. Faye Wong
D. Gigi Leung
9. In the early 90s, which famous Hong Kong singer sued for passing off against a company using his photo on karaoke discs?
A. Leslie Cheung
B. Alam Tam
C. Jacky Cheung
D. Leon Lai
10. In 1971, Shaw Brothers sued for passing off in relation to a movie that copied the themes of the movie “One Armed Swordsman” or “獨臂刀”. What was particularly notable about the case?
A. The first instance trial was before a jury
B. The trial was conducted in Chinese
C. The trial was a trial by combat between the respective one armed swordsmen
D. The alleged infringing movie was made in Mainland China (during the Cultural Revolution)
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Answer to Hong Kong Legal History Quiz #44
We would like to congratulate Eva Lam, Trainee Solicitor, Keith Lam Lau & Chan, the winner of our Legal Quiz #44.