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Chinese Trademark Office will now become part of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)

China Law Blog Reports in more detail than we’ve seen anywhere else with regard to TM changes and updates in the country..   As a result of reshuffling announced during the 2018 National People’s Congress back in March, the Chinese Trademark Office will now become part of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), which had … Read more

Dubai, The World’s First Blockchain Legal System?

Very interesting report from CNN. Looking at the new financial & tech courts being set up in Shanghai. We are entering Phillip K Dick world very rapidly. The Dubai court system tasked to oversee all civil and commercial disputes involving financial transactions both domestically and internationally is turning to blockchain technology to “create the world’s … Read more

A Little Obscure But Interesting Nonetheless – Laos Updates Trademark Laws

Deacons Law Firm writes for Lexology….. A new intellectual property law in Laos took effect on 9 June 2018. This replaced the former regime on trade mark registration which dates back to 20 December 2011. The reform has brought about a number of firsts and it aims to transform the current registration framework into a more … Read more

BNA Bloomberg Article: Cannabis Industry Seeks Clarity in Intellectual Property Haze (Corrected)

Intellectual Property is an increasingly hot topic in the newly regulated state by state cannabis sector. Bloomberg BNA explore some of the issues. U.S. cannabis businesses are racing to lay claim to patent and trademark protections, even though they lack federal intellectual property rights. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office doesn’t grant federal trademark registrations … Read more

Blockchain, the Law & The Agreements Network

The first cohort of innovative law firms and technology companies have agreed to work together to further the launch of a public, permissioned blockchain network, the Agreements Network, which will redefine how legal products and services support the networked economy. The law firms BakerHostetler, LegalBono and ErdosIP will be joined by tech companies Clause, Crowdcube, … Read more

Kluwer Publish Title: “Blockchain, Virtual Currencies and ICOs: Navigating the Legal Landscape.”

Authored by Wolters Kluwer’s foremost experts on the subject, it is Wolters Kluwer’s latest contribution on the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrencies. With deep domain expertise in banking, finance and securities, Wolters Kluwer is uniquely positioned to offer this authoritative resource on one of the industry’s most quickly moving and evolving regulatory … Read more