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Patent enforcement through the courts in Poland

Global, Poland - August 4 2017 A structured guide to enforcing patents through the courts in Poland

New CFDA draft policy introduces patent linkage and "Orange Book" type record

China - July 24 2017 On 12 May 2017, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issued a policy document titled "Policies Regarding the Promotion and Protection of

The UK Government publishes its Statement of Intent for Data Protection Bill and GDPR

European Union, United Kingdom - August 8 2017 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May next year and will be retained in UK law; the new Bill will extend the GDPR

At a Glance: Autonomous Vehicles

Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA - July 25 2017 Our international Automotive Group takes a look at the latest developments around the world regarding driverless cars

Germany: Employee monitoring by keylogger software unlawful except in case of severe suspicions

Germany - August 7 2017 The German Federal Labour Court (BAG) held on 27 July 2017 that the hidden use of keylogger software for the purpose of employee monitoring violates

A Level playing Field - Sports Governance and Discipline in Asia

China - August 15 2017 Earlier this year, Qin Sheng, a footballer for Shanghai Shenhua, one of the Chinese Super League's leading teams, was shown a red card for stamping on

CAD and MAS issue Consumer Advisory on Investment Schemes Involving Digital Tokens (Including Virtual Currencies)

Singapore - August 11 2017 On 10 August 2017, the Commercial Affairs Department ("CAD") and the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") jointly issued a consumer advisory

Recent Developments in Singapore's Patents Scene

Singapore - August 11 2017 The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOs") has officially launched the Patents Open Dossier and Patents Formalities Manual to provide the

Another Painful Loss for Warner-Lambert in Singapore

Singapore - August 11 2017 In the recent decision of Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd 2017 SGCA 45, the Singapore Court of Appeal upheld the High

Government consultation on implementation of the NIS Directive

United Kingdom - August 11 2017 On 8 August 2017, the Government launched a consultation on how best to implement the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive, which aims to