Legal Trivia Quiz #64

 

1. How many years (of drafting, discussion and consultation) did it take for the Civil Justice Reform (CJR) to come into effect?

A.   ​Approximately 3 years​
B.   ​Approximately 5 years​
C.   ​Approximately 7 years​
D.   Approximately 9 years

2. In the 1990s, the concept of a smart contract according to Nick Szabo was comparable to which of the following:

A.   ​Online transactions​
B.   ​A vending machine​
C.   Robots negotiating and/or executing contracts

3. How many data protection principles does the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) contain?

A.   4
B.   5
C.   6
D.   7
E.   8

4. Which of the following doctrines can be used as a defence as well as to undo a transaction?

A.   ​Undue influence​
B.   ​Unconscionability​
C.   ​Both of the above​
D.   ​None of the above​

5. Which of the following is sometimes referred to as the ‘Vienna Convention’?

A.   ​The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT)​
B.   ​The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)​
C.   ​Both of the above​
D.   None of the above

6. X lends his laptop to Y and Y subsequently refuses to return the laptop to X for reasons unknown. In order to claim repossession of his laptop, under which of the following causes of action would X choose ?

A.   ​Detinue​
B.   ​Conversion​
C.   Trespass to chattels​

7. Facilitative mediation as opposed to arbitration or court litigation might be appropriate when the parties to the dispute want to:

A.   ​avoid excessive costs in attempting to resolve their dispute​
B.   ​determine the outcome of their dispute themselves​
C.   ​enjoy the benefit of confidentiality (to the extent possible)​
D.   ​maintain a continuing relationship​
E.   have any or all of the above

8. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), “a geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.” Which of the following would not be considered a GI tag?

A.   Champagne​
B.   Cognac​
C.   Darjeeling​
D.   ​Havana​
E.   ​Hogwarts​
F.   Tequila​

9. In Hong Kong, which of the following in the context of reproductive technology procedure is generally not allowed?

A.   ​Testing or screening an embryo or a foetus​
B.   ​Predicting the gender of an embryo or foetus​
C.   ​Causing (or allowing) the selection of the sex of an embryo or a foetus​
 

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Legal Trivia Quiz #63 Winner:
Ada Chan, Legal Counsel, Shun Hing Electronic Trading ​​


Answers to Legal Trivia Quiz #63

1.C.   

2.C.   If the parties have entered into a valid contract which contains a ‘certain state of affairs’, the defence ‘contractual estoppel’ will prevent a party from “asserting in litigation” the opposite.

3.B.   

4.B.   

5.C.  

6.D.   

7.E.   

8.D.   

9.F.   

 

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Lead Legal Editor, Hong Kong Lawyer