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  • Battle of the Famous Mark “LEXUS” in Hong Kong
       Provided by Angela Wang & Co.

    On 19 March 2014, the Registrar of Trade Marks in Hong Kong dismissed the opposition application by the owner of well known automobile maker “LEXUS” against a Malaysian biscuit brand also named “LEXUS”. The latter mark was filed as a series of two marks by Munchy Food Industries Sdn Bhd (“Munchy”). This decision is highly significant to well known trademark owners and the Registrar’s detailed reasoning will likely be followed in future similar opposition cases.

  • The Difference Between Talaq and Khulla
       Provided by Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates

    Talaq is the Islamic term for divorce. A talaq is used to end a contract of marriage the nikah, under the terms of Islamic sharia. It should be noted that Talaq is a right given by a Husband and Wife can only exercise the right of Talaq if the same is granted to her in her Nikkahnama (Marriage Contract). If the Husband gives Talaq he must also tender Haq Meher to his Wife, whereas if the Wife exercises her right of Talaq then she must relinquish her right to Haq Meher.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility- Now a Mandated Responsibility in India
       Provided by Global Jurix

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a term widely use for defining the responsibilities of Corporate world towards the society & environment. Although the term is not new in this Corporate world but its scope & meaning has undergone major changes from treating it as a mere charity in comparison with the responsibilities/duties of the Corporate towards the outer world.

  • Key Changes to China Trademark Law and Practice
       Provided by MMLC Group

    From 1 May 2014, the new China trademark law will commence operation. The new law differs in key aspects to the old law, and trademark registration practice will also differ greatly. This article looks at the key changes that all trademark lawyers and owners need to be aware of.

  • Sino Legend Prevails in Business Secret Fight
       Provided by Lehman, Lee & Xu

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently issued a substantial modification to its initial determination in the Sino Legend (Zhangjiagang) Chemical Co., Ltd. and SI Group Inc. intellectual property case. The Commission ruled that the majority of SI Group’s alleged business secrets are not protectable. The ITC also struck down the originally recommended general exclusion order.

  • Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award in India
       Provided by Rautray & Co.

    The United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“Convention”) has been ratified by India on 13.7.1960. Article VII of the New York Convention provides that the Geneva Protocol on Arbitration Clauses of 1923 and the Geneva Convention on the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1927 ceases to have effect between the members of the New York Convention.

  • How Does Malaysian Law Deal With Acts of Piracy at Sea?
       Provided by Brijnandan Singh Bhar & Co

    Piracy is a prevailing problem with no reasonable solution in sight. How safe is your ship or consignment passing through the seas surrounding Malaysia and what laws apply to this region?

  • Five Things You Should Know About The Do Not Call Registry in Singapore
       Provided by George Hwang LL.C

    The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) of 2012 governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal data by private organisations. It establishes a Do Not Call (DNC) Registry, which came into effect on 2 January 2014. Here are five things you need to know about the DNC.

  • KU DE TA Keeps Name in Singapore
       Provided by Patrick Mirandah Co.

    In Guy Neale and others v Nine Squares, the Singapore High Court dismissed a trade mark invalidation suit and passing off claim and confirmed the requisite attributes for the establishment of goodwill.

  • Serving Judicial Documents in China
       Provided by WiseLink Law Firm Shanghai

    Giving legal notice to a defendant in a court proceeding is an important part of many civil and commercial lawsuits. Here is some guidance on the different ways judicial documents can be served on a party of a court proceeding in China.

  • New Amendment of Company Law of PRC Simplifies the Establishment of A Company in China
       Provided by UB & Co. Attorneys and Counselors

    On December 28, 2013, the Standing Committee of National People's Congress made a decision to amend the Company Law of PRC and the new amendment (the “Amendment”) will take effect on March 1, 2014.

  • Summary of District Regulation of DKI Jakarta Number 8 Year 2007 Concerning Public Order
       Provided by Leks&Co

    To bring into reality a living in Jakarta that is more orderly, peaceful, comfortable, clean and beautiful, a regulation relating public order is required to protect the citizens and infrastructure of the city including its accessories. Performing public order and peacefulness of the people is an obligation authorized to the provincial district government that has to be carried out in accordance with the legislation.

  • Chinese Regulations for Investments in Germany
       Provided by Bright & Right

    A rather detailed introduction of the legal aspects of outbound investment from China to foreign countries based upon the legal reality of China before 2012, which is undergoing further major changes in China at the moment.

  • Managing China Risk in a Changed Business Ecosystem
       Provided by Pamir Law Group

    Cartoonist David Horsey earlier this year created an image of an anxious Uncle Sam asking a fortune teller, "Can you tell me about my future?" She responds: "Hmm ... I would, but I can't read Chinese."

  • Thai Business Visa Application
       Provided by G.A.M. Legal Alliance

    If you would like to work in Thailand, you would have to be aware about the immigration policies concerning work visas and work permit to avoid getting yourself in a pickle situation where Thai Immigration police detain or order your deportation.