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22 August 2017 by
Latest news from Australia, Singapore and Vietnam
21 August 2017 by
Practitioners have welcomed Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) amendments to the patent regime to spur innovation and improve the quality of patents granted there.
18 August 2017 by
President Trump has authorised an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of the intellectual property of US companies. While some believe this to be Trump’s way of forcing China to increase pressure against North Korea to stop developing nuclear weapons, others think Trump’s concern about how IP theft is affecting US businesses is genuine.
17 August 2017 by
Bénédicte Nolens, senior director and head of risk and strategy, at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), talks to Karry Lai of Asialaw about her experience working in compliance, her recent focus on fintech, and her observations about career progression for women, including women as board directors.
15 August 2017 by
Latest updates from India and Australia
14 August 2017 by
Cheers! New Zealand now accepts geographical indications (GIs) registration for wines and spirits. Launched just last month, the register allows brand owners to register a product from a particular geographic region if it has certain characteristics or qualities attributed to the location. Famous GIs from other parts of the world include Scotch whisky and champagne.
09 August 2017 by
Indonesia has drafted a new competition law that contains heavier fines for businesses convicted of competition, more enforcement power for the competition authority and the introduction of a leniency programme. While the regulator has been struggling to get the law to parliament for a number of years, it is now thought to have enough support to be to be passed later this year.
09 August 2017 by
Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017 is now live on this website.
08 August 2017 by
Latest moves and updates from Hong Kong, India and Singapore
07 August 2017 by
Japan has launched significant new corporate governance reform by revising its Stewardship Code, which requires institutional investors to disclose voting records for investments and establish governance structures to prevent conflicts of interest. The challenges will be in how the changes are implemented ahead, including how existing legislation might conflict with the controversial subject of collective engagement between investors and the companies they invest in.