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Lexology Article: Important Changes to Myanmar Trademark Law

If you are working in Asia. This Deacons article might be of interest.   This circular is to alert you to substantial changes to Myanmar’s trade mark regime. Myanmar has been working on improving protection for intellectual property as part of its plan to overhaul its legal framework to facilitate and encourage foreign investment in … Read more

White & Case Publish Article On Lexology Giving A Very Detailed Account of the Development of VC&B

For those of us not in the know, the acronym stands for Virtual currency and blockchain (VC&B). White & Case write that this technology is now becoming an important component of the global financial system and although VC&B were initially founded on a non-governmental philosophy, the technology is steadily gaining legitimacy. Here’s the article in … Read more

Lexology Article: Europe: Blockchain – Practical and legal challenges

Lexology write, by way of introduction   The increasing digitization of the private as well as economic realm is undeniable. The European Commission is constantly pushing the Digital Single Market forward. In the same breath as the ubiquitous phenomenon of digitalization, blockchain technology is all too often mentioned. A bright future is predicted for it … Read more

Myanamar: New Intellectual Property Legislation Still Not Passed

If you are doing business in SE Asia this Baker & McKenzie article is worth more than a quick skim. IP legislation drafts have been ready since 2014 and are still waiting decisions from deliberating committees   Here’s the introduction to the B&M piece authored by  Say Sujintaya Although the drafts have been ready as … Read more

Bad Faith Trademark Filing & China’s New Rules

Beijing’s IP Court held a press conference (4/24/2017) to highlight how it intends to deal with bad-faith filing under a raft of new rules issued by Beijing. Following are some of the new measures to be introduced. Take into account the circumstance where the applicant’s bad faith has been confirmed in a previous case. Publish … Read more