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Swiss Government Publishes Preliminary Draft Bill on Tax Proposal 17

Switzerland - September 11 2017 Following the Swiss rejection of the Corporate Tax Reform III (CTR III) on 12 February 2017, the Federal Council published a new preliminary draft

EU Brexit Position paper on Intellectual property rights - the tip of the iceberg

European Union, United Kingdom - September 15 2017 The EU Commission on 7 September 2017 published its eagerly awaited position paper on intellectual property rights post Brexit ion

International Trade Compliance Update - September 2017

Canada, European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA - September 1 2017 On 5 August 2017, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 23712017 concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the “DPRK”

The Nexus Between GDPR Compliance and Effective Global Records Retention Schedules

European Union, Global - September 8 2017 The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016679 (GDPR) takes effect May 25, 2018. Organisations are racing to get their houses in order to comply

Vietnam's New Circular Provides Detailed Guidelines on Project Development and Model Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Projects

Vietnam - September 13 2017 On 12 September 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Trade ("MOIT") issued Circular No. 161 for implementation of the Prime Minister's Decision No. 112

European Union - EU Trade Secrets Directive one year on

European Union - September 22 2017 One year has passed since the EU has ratified the EU Trade Secrets Directive (full name: "Directive (EU) 2016943 of the European Parliament and of

Indonesia: Draft Presidential Regulation on Implementation of Patents by Patent Holders

Indonesia - September 20 2017 The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is set to issue a presidential regulation on implementation of patents by patent holders. This regulation

Music to the Ears of Trademark Owners: Thailand Opens the Door to Sound Marks

Thailand - September 20 2017 The new Trademark Act, Trademark Act (No. 3) B.E. 2559 (2016) (the Trademark Act), which came into effect on 28 July 2016 introduced registration for

New Franchisor role in Australian Employment Compliance

Australia - September 20 2017 Franchisors will need to carefully examine their role in the compliance activities of their Australian franchisees as a result of legislation passed

Blockchain technology - can it benefit IP owners?

European Union - September 20 2017 Blockchain technology is the technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the Ethereum platform, and in its basic form is an open ledger of