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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..

Chelon Carr-Newbold

Tax consequences of transferring Bahamian real property held by a company for estate planning purposes

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

Bahamian real property is commonly held by a company which is incorporated in The Bahamas or another jurisdiction whose shares may be held by an individual or their nominee.

James Davies

Travelling from Spain – new self-isolation rules and employment

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

A requirement to self-isolate for 14 days in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 has been re-imposed on all people returning to the United Kingdom from Spain.

Warren Gordon

Law Commission report on proposed changes to commonhold

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Law Commission recently published its reports on leasehold enfranchisement, right to manage and commonhold.

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

Local Content Development and Enforcement Bill 2020 undergoes second reading

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

The Local Content Development and Enforcement Bill 2020 recently passed its second reading in the House of Representatives and was subsequently referred to the Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring for further consideration.

Fabienne Limacher

How are Swiss-based international groups affected by EU Directive on Administrative Cooperation?

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The EU Directive on Administrative Cooperation need not be incorporated into Swiss law, but its impact on groups based in Switzerland may be significant.

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