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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 20 Sep 2021

Patent registration contributes to economic reactivation of Peru

As well as capital injections in the market, the Peruvian authorities have decided to give intellectual property an important role in the process of business reactivation in the country. In 2020, a total of 92 invention patent applications from Peruvian companies were registered, exceeding the previous average of 50 applications.
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Simion & Baciu | Romania | 20 Sep 2021

"Battle" for IP rights at Romanian borders

Practitioners offering assistance in protecting IP rights during customs operations at Romanian borders need to find the best way to support IP rights holders. This article discusses the measures that can be taken to obtain the best results with limited resources and in a timely manner.
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Pinsent Masons | United Kingdom | 20 Sep 2021

Court of Appeal provides new guidance on patent sufficiency

Following the leading Supreme Court judgment in Regeneron v Kymab, and the subsequent clarification by Lord Justice Birss in the decision of Illumina v MGI, the Court of Appeal has continued the recent trend of refining the principles of sufficiency in UK patent law. In its recent decision in FibroGen v Akebia (with the leading judgment also given by Lord Justice Birss), the Court of Appeal......
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Özdağıstanli Ekici Attorney Partnership | Turkey | 17 Sep 2021

Turkish DPA WhatsApp decision

The Turkish Data Protection Authority recently made a public announcement regarding its ex officio investigation of WhatsApp LLC and published an important decision discussing WhatsApp's data processing and data transfer operations. The Turkish Personal Data Protection Board's decision is important and must be reviewed in detail since it demonstrates the Board's approach to international......
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Walder Wyss Ltd | Switzerland | 17 Sep 2021

FDPIC recognises new EU SCCs subject to certain modifications and amendments

As expected, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner has recognised that the standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission provide for an adequate level of data protection under Swiss data protection law in case of data transfers – provided, however, that certain modifications and additions are made to these clauses to be compliant with Swiss data protection......
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Sep 2021

ICO consults on protection of personal data transferred outside of United Kingdom

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is seeking responses on its draft international data transfer agreement and guidance, which replace standard contractual clauses. The ICO is also asking for views on any relevant privacy rights and legal, economic or policy considerations and implications. The ICO says that it is keen to hear from all interested parties.
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Ogier | British Virgin Islands | 17 Sep 2021

Extension of economic substance requirements to limited partnerships without legal personality

The Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) (Amendment) Act 2021 extends the economic substance regime under the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act 2018 to limited partnerships without a legal personality. Following its enactment, there will be a six-month transitional period for existing partnerships without a legal personality that were formed before......
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Khaitan & Co | India | 16 Sep 2021

Challenge under section 16 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 – interim order or interim award?

The question of whether the order of an arbitral tribunal adjudicating on a challenge under section 16 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 is an interim order or an interim award has been the focus of much attention. It is a pertinent question since the answer could change the course of Indian arbitration proceedings. The differing approaches taken by the courts, the subsequent......
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Ogier | Cayman Islands | 16 Sep 2021

Snapshot: implementing Cayman Islands charging orders in aid of enforcing foreign arbitral awards

In a recent decision, Justice Segal provided welcome clarification of the grounds on which the Cayman Islands Grand Court will grant an order for sale of shares in a Cayman Islands company secured by way of a charging order absolute in support of the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award. This decision highlights that a charging order can be used as an effective remedy to support the......
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Ogier | Cayman Islands | 16 Sep 2021

CIMA publishes FAR and RFE forms for private funds

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has announced that the fund annual return (FAR) form for funds registered under the Private Funds Act (Revised) (private funds) is now available, together with the related fund entities (RFE) form, which must be used by private funds to submit data regarding certain related fund entities. The deadline for the first filing of audited accounts and the......