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Holland & Knight LLP

Entra en Vigor el Convenio CIADI para México

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Como lo informó previamente Holland & Knight, el Secretario de Economía de México, Ildefonso Guajardo, firmó la adhesión de México al Convenio del Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias Relativas a Inversiones...more

Holland & Knight LLP

ICSID Convention Now in Force in Mexico

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As Holland & Knight reported earlier, Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo signed Mexico's accession to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention. (See Holland & Knight's...more

Ladas & Parry LLP

Canada will become the 69th member of the Hague Union related to International Registration of Industrial Designs on November 5,...

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Canada will become the 69th member of the Hague Union related to International Registration of Industrial Designs on November 5, 2018. As a result, the creators of Industrial Designs in Canada will soon be able to file a...more

Ladas & Parry LLP

Canada Joined Hague Agreement on 7/16/18

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Canada has joined the Hague system by depositing the instrument of ratification of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement on July 16th, 2018. This agreement provides the means of protection for Canadian industrial designs...more

Dechert LLP

Commercial Court in London Grants Anti-Suit Injunction for Breach of Arbitration Agreement

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The Commercial Court in London recently granted an anti-suit injunction in order to halt Lebanese legal proceedings brought in breach of an English arbitration agreement: Perkins Engines Company Ltd v. Ghaddar [2018] EWHC...more

Smart & Biggar

The Date is set: this November Canada implements the Hague Agreement and rolls out a modernized industrial design regime

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On June 27, 2018 the Government of Canada published the new Industrial Design Regulations in the Canada Gazette and set November 5, 2018 as the date on which amendments to the Industrial Design Act and Regulations will come...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Contracts with Foreign Companies May Require a Rewrite

A recent California case may force companies doing business with foreign entities to reconsider—and maybe rewrite—their contracts. In Rockefeller Tech. Invs. (Asia) VII v. Changzhou Sinotype Tech. Co., No. B272170, 2018 WL...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

EPC Contractors Procuring from Foreign Companies need to Reconsider their Contracts

A recent California case may force engineering, procurement and construction companies doing business with foreign suppliers to reconsider—and maybe rewrite—their contracts. In Rockefeller Technology Investments (Asia) VII v....more

Littler

U.S. Supreme Court Forecloses the Liability of Foreign Corporations Under the Alien Tort Statute

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On April 24, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that foreign corporations cannot be sued in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350 ("ATS"). ...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

United States Supreme Court Holds that Foreign Corporations May Not Be Held Liable Under the Alien Tort Statute

In Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, 584 U.S. ___, 2018 WL 1914663 (U.S. Apr. 24, 2018) (Kennedy, J.), the Supreme Court of the United States held that foreign corporations may not be sued under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28...more

White & Case LLP

US Supreme Court Bars Actions Against Foreign Corporations for Alleged Human Rights Violations

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On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that plaintiffs cannot sue foreign corporations for claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"). Part of the Judiciary Act of 1789, the ATS provides federal courts...more

Hogan Lovells

Foreign corporations cannot be sued under the Alien Tort Statute – Jesner v Arab Bank: the verdict

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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled in the case of Jesner v Arab Bank. On a 5:4 majority, the court ruled that foreign corporations are excluded from the scope of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). ...more

K&L Gates LLP

SCOTUS Rules United States May Pursue Its Interstate Water Compact Claims in Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado

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On February 12, 2018, we issued an alert analyzing two interstate water compact disputes before the United States Supreme Court: Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado and Florida v. Georgia. On March 5, the Court ruled that the...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Supreme Court Decides Texas v. New Mexico

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On March 5, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Texas v. New Mexico, No. 141 Orig., holding that the United States may pursue the Rio Grande Compact claims it has pleaded as an intervenor in a water rights...more

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C.

The Broad Institute has a Patent Revoked by the EPO on Technical Grounds

The CRISPR/Cas9 landscape continues to evolve around the world. On January 17, 2019, the EPO’s Opposition Division revoked Broad’s patent EP2771468 on the grounds it lacked novelty. The revocation will not be take effect...more

White & Case LLP

WTO Appellate Body Report: Indonesia – Import Licensing Regimes

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...The WTO Appellate Body has ruled that certain import licensing measures maintained by Indonesia constitute impermissible import restrictions under Article XI:1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994....more

Hogan Lovells

A binding treaty on business and human rights? Still a way to go.

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Last week (23-27 October 2017), the third round of negotiations on a binding international treaty on business and human rights concluded.  In this post we consider what (if any) progress has been made and what the sticking...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

4 Key Takeaways: The Hague Agreement & Design Filings – Things You Need to Know & Do

Kilpatrick Townsend partner Babak Kusha, along with a panel of other thought leaders, recently presented a Knowledge Group webinar on the topic of “The Hague Agreement and Design Filings.” The Hague Agreement is an...more

McAfee & Taft

Saving grace

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One of the benefits of a patent under the U.S. system is, for a limited time, the patent owner gets the exclusive right to manufacture, use and sell the invention. The public policy behind this is to create an incentive for...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Don’t Get Berned – An Important Limitation on Enforcement of Foreign Copyrights Under U.S. Law

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Since March 1, 1989, the United States has been a member of an international copyright treaty named the Berne Convention (formally called the “International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works”). This...more

Dentons

Patent Prosecution Highway Agreements (PPH) in Colombia

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The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is enshrined in bilateral and multilateral treaties which allow patent applicants to accelerate the patentability examination in industrial property offices of the member countries. All...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Brexit: The Great Repeal Bill

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On 13 July 2017, the UK government published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, known as the “Great Repeal Bill.” This major piece of constitutional legislation sets out the government’s proposals for transforming existing...more

WilmerHale

Nations Press for International Restrictions to Govern Genetic Sequence Data

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A clash over access to and use of genetic sequence data (GSD) is currently brewing on several international fronts. To date, GSD has been routinely deposited in open-source databases such as GenBank of the National Center for...more

White & Case LLP

The opportunity and promise of decommissioning

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The UK's oil and gas decommissioning regime has long been seen to be in the front-line of petroleum developments and operations around the world, and much has been said about the resulting decommissioning liabilities and...more

White & Case LLP

Brexit update: the Article 50 Challenge, the Great Repeal Bill and Issues around Timing

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Given the current Article 50 challenge before the UK Supreme Court, there is uncertainty as to whether the UK government will be able to retain its original Brexit timeline of March 2017. The Supreme Court's judgment is...more

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