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A regional comparison in patent law

Some of Asia’s major jurisdictions are witnessing key developments in patent law, from enforcement to embracing new technology. Our comparisons shed some light

Patent law developments in Japan

By Dr Yoshitaka Sonoda and Natalie Crick, Sonoda & Kobayashi

Patent law developments in South Korea

By Yoon Suk Shin and Kurt B Gerstner, Lee International

Patent law developments in India

By Rajeev Kumar and Pankaj Musyuni, LexOrbis

Patent law developments in China

By Yang Guoxu and Lu Chuanliang, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

Patent Law in Taiwan

A regional comparison of patent law - Taiwan

China – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - China

Sri Lanka – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - Sri Lanka

Singapore – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - Singapore

India – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - India

Japan – Patent law in the Asia Pacific region

A regional comparison of patent law - Japan

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On 30 September 2021, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) issued amendments to the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2021

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By Martin Luigi Samson, ACCRALAW 

Most gig workers are engaged as independent contractors and are not legally entitled to the mandatory statutory benefits to which employees are entitled. Instead, they are compensated based on the contract between the independent contractor and the principal or hiring party

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Role of intermediaries in protecting Indian IP

By Madhu Rewari and Madhurima Gadre, Anand and Anand

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IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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The Japan In-House Lawyers Association (JILA), Daini Tokyo Bar Association and the Japan Association for Chief Legal Officers (JACLO) have organised a joint webinar to address how in-house legal departments and external legal resources

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ACC’s virtual annual meeting a success

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) welcomed more than 2,000 in-house counsel to its virtual annual meeting, which featured a tailored content stream for the Asia-Pacific in-house community for the first time

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By Susan McKinstray, Carey Olsen

There has been a surge in Asia-based fund managers looking to establish digital asset funds and holding structures in Jersey

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Korea Law Firm Awards 2021

Asia Business Law Journal presents the best law firm in South Korea for 2021 and four winners each in 27 practice areas

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Digital banking and crypto regulations in Malaysia

By Rodney D'Cruz and Dato' AJ Surin, Adnan Sundra & Low

The growing use of technology has led to a seismic shift in traditional finance, and no country wants to be left behind

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A comparison of renewable energy regulations

Asian policy makers are shifting focus to prioritise renewable power in their energy mixes. With various green initiatives emerging, businesses should compare the regulations in jurisdictions before investing in sustainable power generation

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A comparison of regulations surrounding NFTs

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