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The necessity of India’s confidentiality clubs

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand
The IP litigation landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade with businesses becoming more technology-driven and technology-dependent than ever before.

Fame hard to attain in the Philippines

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in October 2019 released its proposed amendments to the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for patents, utility models and industrial designs

Pandemics, police power and private contracts

By Samantha Beatrice P King, ACCRALAW
Under the Bayanihan Act, the president is empowered to order private establishments to direct their operations towards COVID-19 efforts.

Will India’s suspension of insolvency proceedings work?

By Misha and Shreya Prakash, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
It remains to be seen if a modified version of the insolvency resolution process under the IBC will suffice in these vastly changed macro-economic conditions, or if the government will need to offer a new model for insolvency resolution

Don’t wait – register your design patent in China now

By Maggie Yang, Corner Stone & Partners
Registering your design patent first is the best way to avoid your design patent from being hijacked

For better or worse: The legal limits of comparative ads

By Tusha Malhotra and Pankhuri Malik, Anand and Anand
Millions are spent every year by companies on comparative advertising, and many times these advertisements are taken down due to claims of disparagement.

Revised IRR for patents, utility models and designs

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Patent specialist, Federis & Associates
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in October 2019 released its proposed amendments to the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for patents, utility models and industrial designs

Converting to a one-person corporation

By Leia Clarissa Veronica R Veracruz, ACCRALAW
To keep abreast of changing times and make doing business in the Philippines easier, the Revised Corporation Code (RCC) has introduced the concept of a corporation with a single stockholder

Impact of COVID-19 on bankruptcy code

By Misha and Vaijayant Paliwal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a crushing blow to the world economy, and has placed businesses in almost all jurisdictions under severe financial strain

Importance of filing patents for fundamental research

By Qi Yongqiang, Corner Stone & Partners
The importance of SCI papers has also been reduced and SCI papers-related indicators have ceased to be a major factor in assessing researchers’ performance

When the going gets tough, PEZA locators get going

By Karen Andrea D Torres, ACCRALAW

Gin and the jam over ‘genericness’

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates

Ironing the wrinkles out of GI logos, taglines (Part 2)

By Gowri Tirumurti and Purvasha Mansharamani, Anand and Anand

PMLA v IBC: The battle for primacy

By Misha and Siddhant Kant, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Essar Steel judgment – paving a way to resolution

By Misha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Ironing the wrinkles out of GI logos, taglines

By Gowri Tirumurti and Purvasha Mansharamani, Anand and Anand

Preventing TM dilution into a generic name

By Brenda Zhao, Corner Stone & Partners

Considering a start-up business or IPO in Taiwan?

By Juno Huang, Maples Group

Ease of doing business in the Philippines

By Paula P Plaza, ACCRALAW

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CORRESPONDENTS

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The necessity of India’s confidentiality clubs

By Vaishali Mittal and Siddhant Chamola, Anand and Anand

The IP litigation landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade with businesses becoming more technology-driven and technology-dependent than ever before.

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Pandemics, police power and private contracts

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Under the Bayanihan Act, the president is empowered to order private establishments to direct their operations towards COVID-19 efforts.

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Will India’s suspension of insolvency proceedings work?

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Cryptocurrencies

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