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Ian Mirandah

DGIP-JPO: PPH request window clearly defined for faster patent examination and grant

Intellectual Property - Indonesia
Mirandah Asia

The renewal of the memorandum of understanding between the Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property and the Japan Patent Office, comprising part of a joint statement of intent, has brought about an alteration to the possible timing of the filing of a request in connection with the patent prosecution highway programme between the two IP offices (concurrently renewed), which could make the examination and grant of Indonesian patents more efficient for applicants..

James Heinicke

Administrative fines regime extended

Banking & Financial Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 recently came into force, extending the administrative fines regime beyond breaches of the Anti-money Laundering Regulations to a much broader spectrum of breaches under various Cayman regulatory laws.

Brian S Cousin

COVID-19 reopening plans

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

States have imposed their own obligations on employers as part of their reopening plans.

Michael Lips

Proposed federal act on rent payments during COVID-19 lockdown

Real Estate - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

The Federal Council recently submitted to Parliament a preliminary draft federal act on rent payments during the COVID-19 lockdown and opened the consultation procedure with the cantons, political parties and interested organisations.

Samuel Yang

Mobile financial apps must be filed with National Internet Finance Association of China

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

According to the Notice of the People's Bank of China on Issuing Financial Industry Standards on Strengthening the Security Management of Mobile Financial Client Application Software, the National Internet Finance Association of China has organised a real-name filing for mobile financial apps.

Masakazu Masujima

Impact of Financial Service Intermediary Act on insurers

Insurance - Japan
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

In June 2020 a bill to increase convenience and protect users of financial services, known as the Financial Service Intermediary Act, passed the Diet.

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