香港:知识产权争议能否透过仲裁解决?

Reading Time: 1 minutes随着全球知识产权交易日益增加,人们更需要高效的争议解决程序。为推动香港成为知识产权交易枢纽及国际知识产权仲裁及调解中心,律政司于2015年12月发布了《2016 年仲裁(修订)条例草案》咨询文件,旨在了解是否需要就知识产权争议的仲裁问题修订法例。目前,香港既没有具体法例条文、亦没有权威性的判例清楚说明,香港法律是否承认涉及知识产权争议的仲裁结果。香港法例第609章《仲裁条例》并无说明哪些种类的主题事宜可透过仲裁解决。

Indonesia: Churchill Mining PLC v. Republic of Indonesia: ICSID Annulment Committee’s Decision Favors Indonesia

Reading Time: 4 minutesBACKGROUND On 18 March 2019, in the case of Churchill Mining Plc And Planet Mining Pty Ltd v Republic Of Indonesia, the ICSID Annulment Committee (“Committee”) has dismissed Churchill Mining PLC and Planet Mining PTY LTD’s[1] (“Applicants”) application to annul the award rendered on 6 December 2016. The dispute arose due to the revocation of […]

HONG KONG: The SFC’s most severe disciplinary actions taken against sponsors

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction On 14 March 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) reprimanded and fined UBS AG and UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited (collectively, “UBS”), Merrill Lynch Far East Limited (“Merrill Lynch”), Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited (“Standard Chartered Securities”) and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited (“Morgan Stanley”) a sum of HK$375 million, HK$128 million, HK$59.7 […]

Lawyer Feature: Book ‘Resolving Disputes’ by Anil Changaroth of ChangAroth Chambers LLC

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs Singapore gears up to position herself as a Dispute Resolution Hub, the industry is paying greater attention to alternative means of dispute resolution. This week, we get the chance to chat with Anil Changaroth, author of the book “Resolving Disputes: A guide to the options for Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR)”. Anil is the Managing […]

Foreign Participation in Myanmar Banking Sector

Reading Time: 5 minutesABSTRACT: Any reform aiming to increase foreign investment in a country can only be accomplished when there is uniformity between the legal provisions and the practices followed by the regulatory authorities. Adherence to legacy legislation and erroneous interpretation of the new laws would erode the objective of the reforms, leading Myanmar off the path toward greater development and progress.   With the doors of the banking industry remaining shut […]

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香港:前雇员申请类似专利,雇主可如何追究?

Reading Time: 1 minutes在Acron International Technology Limited v Chan Yiu Wai & Anor HCA 1709/2010(裁决日期:2016年1月25日)一案中,原告人成功控告一名前雇员在终止受雇后,申请一项与原告人开发的技术相似的专利,这是原讼法庭首次就《专利条例》第57(1) 条作出裁决。

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原告人是一间在香港注册、从事科技行业的创新企业,第一及第二被告人为其前雇员。两名被告人于2004年10月18日递交辞职信,并于离职后8日,即2004年11月26日,在中国内地共同提出专利申请(「被告人申请」),最后于2009年1月7日获授予专利。

HONG KONG: HKEx’s censure of Golden Meditech and censure/criticism of various directors

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited censured Golden Meditech Holdings Limited (the “Company”) (stock code: 801) and a number of its current and former directors for committing numerous serious breaches of the Listing Rules in relation to the disclosure and shareholders’ approval requirements as well as the directors’ ability and the failure to […]

A Practical Guide to Registering Designs in Singapore

Reading Time: 6 minutesGreat designs provide great value. They attract customers, build loyalty and help increase market share. Given the importance of design in today’s world, understanding how to obtain proprietary rights over valuable designs can give you a serious leg up on the competition. What Are Registered Designs? Simply put, registering a design protects a product’s aesthetic […]

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions answered by an Intellectual Property Lawyer

Reading Time: 6 minutesAsia Law Network sits down with Jeremiah Chew, an intellectual property and technology lawyer based in Singapore, to get his views on the top questions frequently asked about Intellectual Property. Jeremiah specializes in intellectual property, technology and competition law. He regularly advises on IP registration, licensing and transactions involving the sale and acquisition of IP […]

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Vietnam Legal Update: Additional Permitted Cases on the Use of Foreign Currency in the Territory of Vietnam

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt is Circular No. 03/2019/TT-NHNN dated 29 March 2019 (“Circular 03”) due to amend Circular 32/2013/TT-NHNN dated 26 December 2013 (“Circular 32”), the State Bank of Vietnam relaxes the restrictions on the use of foreign currency in Vietnam. Principle of restriction on use of foreign currency in Vietnam Under Circular 32, except for 16 limitative […]

Myanmar Tax Update: The Ministry of Planning and Finance Removes 2% Advance Income Tax Exemption on Exports for Taxpayers Under the LTO and MTO1

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Myanmar Ministry of Planning and Finance (“MOPF”) recently issued Notification 38/2019 dated 8 April 2019 removing the 2% advance income tax exemption on exports previously granted to taxpayers under the Large Taxpayers Office (“LTO”) and Medium Taxpayers Office No. 1 (“MTO 1”) effective from 1 May 2019. The 2% advance income tax was introduced […]

PDPA Update: Can businesses collect my NRIC number, or retain my NRIC?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article aims to provide an overview of the NRIC advisory guidelines[1] that is effective on 1 September 2019 (“New Guidelines”) under the Personal Data Protection Act[2] (“PDPA”) and the practical issues that organisations may encounter in relation to the New Guidelines.   An overview of the PDPA and the New Guidelines  The PDPA and what it […]