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Lee and Li Attorneys at Law | Taiwan | 25 Oct 2021

Draft amendments to trademark legislation announced and promulgated

The third draft of the Regulations Governing Customs Measures in Protecting the Rights and Interests of Trademarks was recently promulgated. The draft amendment provides that trademark owners can review suspected infringing goods and submit documents online. This significantly alleviates the burden on trademark owners and improves Taiwan's ability to protect trademarks.
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Wanhuida Intellectual Property | China | 25 Oct 2021

Online infringement in China – legislation update

In response to criticism regarding the delisting procedure offered by e-commerce platforms and the lack of effective actions by major e-commerce platforms to prevent IP infringements, the Supreme People's Court released two judicial documents: one that is generally applicable to all internet service providers and one that targets e-commerce platforms. In general, these two judicial documents......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 25 Oct 2021

Compulsory licensing in Peru: FAQs

Compulsory licences are authorisations granted by the state to enable any third party to use, commercialise and exploit the subject matter protected by a patent without the need to have the authorisation of the patent holder. In Peru, compulsory licensing is regulated by Resolution No. 002706-2019, Decision 486 and Legislative Decree 1075. This article answers FAQs about compulsory licensing......
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Grau & Angulo | Spain | 25 Oct 2021

Barcelona Court of Appeal confirms its current position regarding urgency in preliminary injunction patent cases

The Barcelona Court of Appeal recently confirmed the dismissal of a preliminary injunction (PI) request filed by Sanofi against Mylan for alleged patent infringement, in relation to an insulin glargine biosimilar product. With this decision, the Court updated and reinforced its current doctrine regarding the requirement of urgency in PI patent cases.
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Mirandah Asia | Singapore | 25 Oct 2021

English Premier League aims to boot out online piracy in Singapore

In 2019, the English Premier League (EPL) opened an office in Singapore which primarily aims to "fight piracy of Premier League content and support broadcast partners". Against the backdrop of many fans turning to pirate internet streaming options as a result of high prices, it is understandable why the EPL's corporate focus is on raising awareness of the dangers of online piracy, while......
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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz | Israel | 25 Oct 2021

Loophole to enhance generics' ability to launch at risk during patent term extension protection period

The Israeli Ministry of Justice has proposed changes to Israel's patent term extension laws that significantly enhance generics' ability to launch at risk. Although the proposal ostensibly offers Israeli generics the same benefits afforded to European generics, the proposal does not include the safeguards found in the European regulations. If the proposal is ratified, innovators will need to......
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Ogier | Cayman Islands | 25 Oct 2021

DeFi, DAOs and VASPs in the Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands' foundation companies have so far proven to be one of the most useful and flexible legal structures for projects involving decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs). Such projects include decentralised finance (DeFi) protocols and platforms that utilise DAOs for governance. However, with the introduction of the Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Act, how are DeFi projects......
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Grünecker | Germany | 25 Oct 2021

Trade secret protection in Germany

With the Trade Secret Act 2019, Germany implemented the EU Know-How Directive, providing helpful tools that should make enforcing trade secrets easier. This article summarises the requirements and important takeaways from the court rulings that are being published now that the Act has been in force for almost two-and-a-half years.
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Nishimura & Asahi | Japan | 25 Oct 2021

Enhanced governmental oversight of foreign investments in rare earths

The government recently announced that the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law will be amended to add rare earths and certain other minerals that are viewed as essential to the Japanese manufacturing sector as a protected industry under the Foreign Exchange Law. The government's proposed amendments are deliberately broad and expansive, reflecting its intention to take actions to ensure a......
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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | Argentina | 22 Oct 2021

Company fined as consequence of data breach

The Agency for Access to Public Information recently penalised Cencosud SA for violating the provisions of the data protection legal framework because of a security incident. The defences filed by Cencosud were considered insufficient. It was determined that neither preventive measures nor corrective measures to minimise the data breach's impact or to prevent future violations had been......
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