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Christopher Loh

Federal Circuit to amend rules for appeals in patent cases

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice, which govern procedural aspects of appeals from district court patent cases and appeals from Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings.

Carlos P Martins

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada unable to consider costs after withdrawal

Aviation - Canada
Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

The Federal Court of Canada recently upheld a Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) decision which had found that the TATC did not have jurisdiction to accept submissions regarding the legal costs of an air carrier's application for a review of an administrative monetary penalty issued by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Moran Friedman

Engagement of consultants: when is a consultant an employee?

Employment & Immigration - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Potential exposure arises from companies' engagement of consultants because, following termination of the consultancy, the consultant may claim employee status and associated social benefits.

Min Lee Tan

Apex court rules that maintenance charges owed by parcel proprietors constitute unsecured debts

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

As Section 77 of the Strata Management Act provides that the amount due to a management corporation (MC) is a 'guaranteed sum', issues arise as to whether an MC is a secured creditor in the event that a parcel proprietor is insolvent and wound up.

Samuel Yang

Personal data protection under newly issued Civil Code

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

While the new Civil Code largely restates the existing Chinese laws on privacy and personal information protection, it applies these laws more broadly and makes it easier for individuals to take civil action in relation to breaches.

Teresa Polino

United States farewells Hong Kong's separate customs territory status – what's the impact on importers?

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

In view of the recent action taken by President Trump in an executive order regarding Hong Kong's status, US importers should prepare for increased risk exposure in US-Hong Kong trade.

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