Intellectual property and technology news
Welcome to our third issue of Intellectual Property and Technology News - Asia Pacific for 2012. In this issue, we discuss some of the key issues to consider when taking your business online, as well as the need to ensure that a regional approach is adopted when developing a privacy compliance regime for your business. We also highlight some recent data privacy incidents resulting from data collected by apps and the issues which business need to be aware of when they enter the app universe.
Recent months have also seen developments in issues previous reported on - Singtel Optus’ TV Now appeal has been denied by the High Court in Australia, which has also rejected a challenge by “big tobacco” to Australia’s proposed tobacco plain packaging laws. Singapore’s “Lemon Laws” are now in effect, China’s patent system is again under the spotlight and Australia’s media content rules may be in for an overhaul before the end of the year…
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Scotland has voted against independence. However, it is clear that changes will be made to grant further taxation powers to Scotland.
Companies that keep a clean house in the gifts/meals/entertainment/travel part of the FCPA statute stand a better chance of forestalling big problems elsewhere in the statute’s danger zones.
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Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and looking to muscle in on key relationships. Private equity house Bridgepoint is one outfit that has had its head turned by the US firm.
A new breed of lawyer is smoothing the path for companies entering emerging or unstable jurisdictions