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    08.02.2023
    Asia-Pacific

    APAC IP Up­date – Winter 2022/2023

    ChinaCNIPA released the announcement of Interim Measures for Handling Relevant Examination Operations for the Implementation of the Amended Patent LawIn order to ensure the implementation of the newly amended Patent Law and respond to the urgent examination needs of innovators for review of partial designs and domestic priority of designs, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the announcement of Interim Measures for Handling Relevant Examination Operations for the Implementation of the Amended Patent Law on 4 January 2023. The Interim Measures took effect on 11...
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    03.02.2023
    International

    On your radar | Is­sue 20 | Key em­ploy­ment is­sues to be aware of in­ter­na­tion­ally

    Welcome to the first edition of On your radar for 2023, which highlights expected employment law developments over the year ahead.Changes range from big picture concepts around future ways of working, to the finer details of leave entitlements and statutory protections. Both Belgium and Portugal discuss moves towards a 4-day working week, showing a consistent trend, while demonstrating different domestic approaches to achieving that – interesting to see whether other countries will follow either.Another theme we continue to see coming through is ESG, and there are interesting...
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    25.01.2023
    International

    Key out­comes from COP-15

    At the end of 2022, the 15th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity culminated in a new Global Biopersity Framework to 2030. Twenty three targets require broad based action to bring about “a transformation in our societies’ relationship with biopersity by 2030, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled”. Post COP, governments are to explore how they can translate the targets into national action,...
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    09.01.2023
    Singapore

    Dead­line for man­dat­ory re­gis­tra­tion with Singa­pore SMS Sender ID Re­gistry ex­pires on 31 Jan 2023

    In an effort to clamp down on scams using SMS and the spoofing of sender IDs, the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (“IMDA”) requires organisations which send or intend to send SMS messages with alphanumeric sender IDs (i.e. SMS labels with alphabets or a combination of alphabets and numbers typically sent through applications such as those provided by Twilio, Infobip and SmsDome) to register their sender IDs with the Singapore SMS Sender ID Registry ("SSIR") by 31 January 2023. The consequences of failing to register are as follows: From 31 January 2023 to 31 July...
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    23.12.2022
    International

    In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - 2022 Winter Edi­tion

    Welcome to the winter edition of the International Disputes Digest, our bi-annual publication that considers and analyses current trends in global dispute-resolution and their wider impact. With war raging in eastern Europe and no end to the conflict in sight, the world and the global economy continue to face complex challenges. In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Russian sanctions have impacted a world economy already suffering from supply-chain deficiencies and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic stresses have also been magnified by the decision of western countries to reduce...
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    12.12.2022
    International

    Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um 2022: Fa­cing the op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges of a vi­brant life sci­ences sec­tor

    Digital advances and innovative therapies are pushing the boundaries of health and the legal world has to keep pace Life sciences are fizzing with ingenuity and innovation with revolutionary gene and cell drug discovery and digital advances pushing the frontiers of global healthcare. But the transformative promise is freighted with complex concerns over sustainability, affordability, digital security, contracts and IP ownership. The issues range from scientific technicalities to existential and ethical questions over Artificial Intelligence’s ability to generate approaches free from human...
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