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Adam D Bowser

FCC's new foreign ownership review rules set to take effect

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

For the first time, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will have formal rules governing the process for Team Telecom review of licence applications involving foreign ownership.

Feng Zheng

Legislative overview 2020: patent law, trade secrets and judicial interpretations

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

During a volatile 2020, China's legislature completed the overhaul of an amendment to patent and copyright law and promulgated varied judicial interpretations and policy documents projected to bring substantial changes to the nation's IP landscape from 2021.

Gan Khong Aik

De facto doctrine applies to defective judicial appointments and preserves judicial decisions

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

Pursuant to Rule 137 of the Rules of the Federal Court 1995, seven motions were filed in the apex court, requesting it to invoke its inherent power to review its decisions delivered in seven separate lawsuits.

Karsten Metzlaff

Appeals court finds clause allowing franchisor to unilaterally increase franchise fee to be invalid

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

The Jena Higher Regional Court recently held that a clause which allows a franchisor to adjust the franchise fee at the beginning of each quarter and does not clearly disclose to the franchisee the scope of the fee increase mechanism is in breach of the law regarding general terms and conditions, which applies to standard-form contracts and thus standardised franchise agreements.

Jesper Windahl

Time limitation for recourse claim against sea carrier cannot be more than two years from cargo delivery date

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

The Maritime and Commercial Court recently held that there is no basis for an interpretation that the time limit for a recourse claim can be extended beyond the total time limit of two years.

Eugenio Vaccari

Capital loss coverage postponed until 2025

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

Pursuant to Paragraph 266 of the new Budget Law 2021, several duties relating to the mandatory coverage of company losses borne in 2020 have been postponed for five financial years, up until 2025.

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