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David Schwartz

Five important changes to Patent Act now in effect

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Budget Implementation Act 2018, which recently received royal assent, introduced important changes to the Patent Act that will affect the scope of protection available under Canadian patents.

Libin Zhang

Draft Atomic Energy Law published for public comment

Energy & Natural Resources - China
Broad & Bright

The Ministry of Justice recently published for public comment the draft Atomic Energy Law, which the legislature had been drafting for nearly 30 years.

John Ho

It's a bird… it's a plane… it's OSHA?

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is modernising its enforcement tools with the use of camera-equipped drones.

Shane D Todd

New harassment and violence obligations to be added to Canada Labour Code

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

Bill C-65 – which comprises an Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code (Harassment and Violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act 2017 – recently received royal assent.

Laura L Gavioli PC

Call for compliance: cryptocurrency may be subject to US tax

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

US taxpayers are generally taxable on income earned worldwide, regardless of the manner in which that income is paid (eg, currency (foreign or domestic) or property (tangible, intangible or virtual)).

Jessica Carr

Clarification in SARS' latest issue of Interpretation Note 64

Real Estate - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African Revenue Service recently published the fourth issue of Interpretation Note 64, which seeks to provide guidance on the application and interpretation of Section 10(1)(e) of the Income Tax Act.

OnDemand

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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