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Russia: Draft law on foreign ownership restrictions in significant Internet/information resources

Russia is facing potential restrictions of foreign ownership in digital companies. This follows on similar restrictions over Russian mass media companies and online cinemas which took effect in 2016 and 2017, respectively (see our earlier post). These proposed amendments coincide with the announcement of major e-commerce and foodtech JV deals in Russia with participation of

China breaks new ground with Foreign Investment Law-related IP reform

In a recent move involving both the Chinese legislature (the National People’s Congress) and the executive branch (the State Council), China has overhauled two of its most important pieces of legislation governing inbound IP-related investments. The first major change was the adoption of the new Foreign Investment Law (“FIL”) on 15 March 2019 (full text

Joint Development and Collaboration Agreements: Your Go-To Guide

Protecting your intellectual property is a challenge, especially when entering into a joint development agreement, or “JDA”. When two or more organizations want to work together to develop or enhance their products, combine or integrate their technologies, or jointly commercialize a new product, they have many choices for documenting their relationship. If the collaboration is

To tariff or not to tariff: China’s alleged intellectual property theft from the United States

As of this writing, the United States recently halted trade negotiations with China particularly as related to trade tariffs for alleged “unfair trade practices” under Section 301. Though it may be popular to label the Trump administration’s latest tariffs on China as part of an ongoing “trade war”, the response elides a significant point: that

TMT China Brief – Summer 2018

Welcome to our first issue of TMT China Brief in 2018! This edition features a total of 14 articles which capture various significant TMT developments in Greater China. These developments cover an extraordinary breadth of topics and demonstrate a strong increase in the nuance and complexity of TMT law and practice in the region. Cybersecurity

Hogan Lovells IP on the team in SABIC’s joint venture with ExxonMobil

As members of a cross-office, cross-practice team, Jeff Whittle, Taylor Evans and Polly Sims advised global diversified chemicals manufacturer SABIC on the IP aspects of its recently announced joint venture with ExxonMobil to advance development of the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project, an ethane cracker – the largest of its type – currently planned for construction in San Patricio

Generic drugs taking hold in the Asian marketplace: STAT News interview

Aging populations and rising healthcare costs across Asia — particularly in Japan — have created new market opportunities for generic drug makers operating in the region. For originator drug manufacturers, that means increased competitive pressures, and a new urgency to protect patents. In this interview with STAT News, Tokyo partner Dr. Fred Ch’en explains the political

Asia IP Splash seminars: Making transactions work – What every company needs to know about IP

Intellectual property (IP) values are soaring and often make up a high percentage of Enterprise Value (in some industry the majority). IP issues have a significant impact on business strategies. Many commercial transactions have underlying IP considerations, including economic vs. legal ownership, centralisation, effective provisions in licenses and assignments to protect brand equity, the vital