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Min Lee Tan

Court rules that management corporation may sue developer for latent defects in common property

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

When the statutory duty to "properly maintain the common property and keep it in a state of good and serviceable repair" is passed to a management corporation, does the corporation have standing to sue the developer for any defects in the common property? A high court recently addressed this question in a decision which is a significant and welcoming legal development concerning strata and building management..

Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment

Intellectual Property - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

Samuel Yang

Comments sought on information security measurement and evaluation specification of apps

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

The National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee recently issued the Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Measurement and Evaluation Specification in Mobile Internet Applications (Draft for Comment).

Olaf Hartenstein

CMR carrier's liability for wrong delivery of goods

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Koblenz Higher Regional Court recently decided on a case of wrongful delivery.

Emily Haithwaite

Economic substance requirements for Jersey partnerships

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Taxation (Partnerships - Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 202- was recently lodged with the States Assembly and, if passed, is expected to come into effect from 1 July 2021 (with a six-month transition period for partnerships established before 1 July 2021).

Joanne van Harmelen

Would a TRIPS waiver improve access to COVID-19 vaccines?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - International
ENSafrica

A recent proposal calls for a waiver for all World Trade Organisation members of certain provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in relation to the "prevention, containment or treatment" of COVID-19.

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