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How to protect new plant varieties

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

South Africa has no plant patent system, as the Patents Act states that a patent will not be granted for any variety of plant.

David R Hamill

US-Mexico border update: delays continue

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Companies have been on high alert since hearing about a potential shutdown of the US-Mexico border.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Competition Board concludes preliminary investigation into food chains

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The Competition Board recently published its reasoned decision following a preliminary investigation into allegations that çiğ köfte producers in Gaziantep province had restricted competition through anti-competitive behaviour and agreements.

Goh Ka Im

Do databases constitute 'plant' and qualify for capital allowances?

Corporate Tax - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

In a recent case before the High Court, CIMB Bank Bhd had written to the director general of inland revenue (DGIR) to seek his confirmation on whether certain databases qualified for capital allowances under the Income Tax Act 1967.

Trey Hanbury

One IoTa of consensus: bipartisan legislation to improve cybersecurity for internet-connected devices

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

Congress recently introduced a bipartisan proposal to enhance cybersecurity for the network of internet-connected devices, commonly known as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Carlos Ramos Miranda

CRE loosens metering obligations for petroleum, petroleum product and petrochemical terminals

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) recently issued a resolution which has clarified the scope of the general administrative provisions on metering that apply to holders of permits to store petroleum, petroleum products and petrochemicals.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey