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21 September 2017 by
MHM Yangon hire new partner
19 September 2017 by
This week's moves came at Hicksons, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Thomson Geer and DibbsBarker in Australia, while IndusLaw added two partners to its Hyderabad team.
12 September 2017 by
Tougher competition legislation will enter into force in Thailand on October 5. Important features of the Trade Competition Act include a dual merger approval system, the ability for the Competition Commission to impose criminal sanctions and an expansion of the scope of businesses covered, including state-owned enterprises. Though a competition law has been in place for the past 18 years, the authorities have never used it to prosecute anyone. The ineffectiveness of the existing law has prompted them to strengthen regulations.
08 September 2017 by
Meet Denise Ho, Head of Legal, Asia Pacific (ex China) at Tesla. Passionate about technology, innovation and sustainable energy, she has found she thrives in a fast-paced environment that is always changing and keeps her thinking on her feet. That is what she has at Tesla, which is quickly expanding into different markets with its electric vehicles and energy products. She tells Asialaw about her career change from a M&A lawyer to the in-house role at Tesla and the challenging yet fulfilling aspects of her job.
05 September 2017 by
Latest updates from Hong Kong, Singapore, India and more
04 September 2017 by
The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) became a participant patent office in the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) on July 6.
01 September 2017 by
New Balance has won in a trade mark infringement dispute in a first instance decision from the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court. The court ordered the defendants to pay damages and legal costs of RMB10 million ($1.47 million) in a case involving the use of the shoemaker’s slanting logo.
31 August 2017 by
Latest updates from Myanmar, Hong Kong and Australia
30 August 2017 by
The implementing rules and regulations for The Philippines’s Data Privacy Act (DPA) came into force almost a year ago. However, businesses are still feeling the effects of the new law as they grapple with the requirements to seek consent from the individuals and organisations whose data they want to collect.
25 August 2017 by
India has a new set of guidelines for examinations of computer related inventions that are more favourable to patentees by removing a novel hardware requirement that was stipulated in the previous guidelines. However, Indian IP practitioners see ambiguities that may lead to unsuitable patents being granted.