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Philippines strikes back against counterfeits and piracy

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
In reports recently published on its official website, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) revealed that filings in 2020 for all types of intellectual property (IP) were down from 2019, while reports and complaints of IP violations went up dramatically compared to previous years

IP licensing during the pandemic in the Philippines

By Dina D Lucenario, Louie Alfred G Pantoni and Rosarie Raysalyn Z Villasanta, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose

Philippines Law Firm Awards 2020

We present the top law firms in the country

IP licensing during the pandemic

Intellectual property lawyers in India and the Philippines, two of the region's most affected countries, explore how compulsory licensing regulations may assist in fighting the pandemic

Pathfinder

Gerard Sanders, the AIIB's general counsel, looks back at the bank's first five years, including its innovations through covid-19, as he prepares to leave the position

Asia Business Law Survey

Our regional survey of law firms examines the impact of the pandemic, how the legal market has persevered, and whether changes adopted by the sector will be permanent

Development of energy laws in Taiwan

By Shuai-Sheng Huang, Chen Peng-Kwang and Jane Wang, Formosa Transnational
Power generation and energy preservation have always been critical issues in Taiwan, and effective regulation has kept the evolution of renewable energy on the right track

Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in the country

Side-letter perspectives in Cayman subscription financing

By Peter Vas, Loeb Smith Attorneys
As a result of widespread concerns about liquidity and an uncertain macroeconomic outlook, it has become more important than ever for a lender to undertake proper due diligence on an investment fund prior to providing new financing

SCCA announces winners of the 4th Singapore CLO Awards

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) has announced the winners of its 4th Singapore Chief Legal Officer Awards on 23 December via a “virtual gala” and interviews with all the top nominees and an overflowing virtual room of 250 audiences

JILA and KICA join forces

The Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA) and the Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) have launched a new co-operation to bolster research and knowledge sharing between the two organisations

ACC Singapore closes 2020 with magic, music

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore ended the year with a sprinkle of magic and music at its virtual annual Festive Party

ACC updates legal maturity model

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has released its ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model 2.0, reflecting advancements in the maturity of legal departments around the globe across 14 legal operations functions

Finding middle ground

Singapore Mediation Centre’s executive director, Ban Jiun Ean, discusses the art of mediation, the impact of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, emerging trends in the sector and the possibilities for online dispute resolution

News in brief

Philippines steps up rules of procedure for IP rights cases

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
The Supreme Court’s Revised Rules of Procedure for Intellectual Property Rights Cases took effect on 16 November 2020, amending the rules that had been in place since 2011. The revised rules apply to all Regional Trial Courts designated by the Supreme Court as Special Commercial Courts, which have jurisdiction over intellectual property (IP) rights cases

IBC resolution within regulated sectors in the public interest

By Anoop Rawat, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Various laws still contain gaps and ambiguities, and reconciliation with the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 becomes a challenging task. It is essential to create synergies among specific regulatory laws with the provisions and the process envisaged under the code

Suspension of employment during the pandemic

By Laurie Christine P Quiambao, ACCRALAW
The honourable secretary of the Department of Labour and Employment has signed DO No. 215-20, which means that an employee may be placed on a floating status, or temporarily laid off, for the said period without losing his or her employment

India eases working requirements of patents

By Vidisha Garg, Anand and Anand
The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 have great significance as they provide huge relief to stakeholders, with many glitches being removed and creases ironed out, thereby easing the requirements to a great extent

Avoiding trademark infringement in cross-border e-commerce

By John Xia, Corner Stone & Partners
Cross-border e-commerce has become a new point of economic growth yet the contradiction between the regionalism of trademarks and the globalism of cross-border e-commerce platforms pose a new problem for the development of global intellectual property rights

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