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India: Features of TM Regulation

Registering a brand in India provides the owner with a full range of TM protection in case of violation of rights. The offender will bear not only civil, but also criminal liability. If

Brazil: DD of Technology M&A Deals

DD of technology M&A transactions in the Federative Republic of Brazil is carried out to confirm a target company's entitlement to its core technology assets. Legal analysis of IPR ownership requires submitting registration

IP Registration in the Asia Pacific Region

For most brand owners, the idea of ​​securing their TM rights in the Pacific island states would be innovative. This is due to the region's ignorance of certain prejudices regarding IP enforcement in

Settlement of TM Disputes in the EU

Legal brand protection is one of the key benefits of registering a TM in Europe and other jurisdictions. If you do not register your mark, other persons (brand squatters) can register and use

Malaysia:TM Registration And Protection

In 2020, a new Trademark Law entered into force in Malaysia. Individuals who use or intend to use the mark can apply for TM registration in Malaysia and count on decent protection of

Italy: Historical TM

Recently, new regulations recognizing the value of marchio storico (or historical TMs) were introduced in the Republic of Italy. So, let’s take a closer look at the amended regulations & their significance for

Honduras: TM Protection

Under the CAFTA-DR, Honduran Customs can prevent goods violating TM rights in Honduras from entering the country. A special unit of the Honduran Customs Authority encourages companies to provide it with lists of

Ensuring Survivability of a Business: Importance of a Brand

Over the past several years, some 2,000 restaurants in the UK have gone out of business. High rent, taxes & food prices are making it increasingly difficult for restaurant owners to turn a

Animated Characters: IP Protection

Preventing unauthorised use of an animated character & its appearance requires its author to apply for copyright protection in Europe & other jurisdictions. They should also keep in mind that such protection is

IP Protection in South Korea

Filing a patent infringement lawsuit in South Korea requires plaintiffs to submit an application with the Central District Court in Seoul & four district courts in Daejeon, Daegu, Busan & Gwangju. The responsibility

Blockchain & IP

Despite its novelty, blockchain technology is being actively used in many sectors, such as transport, energy, health, pharma & public. By harnessing its immense potential, IP rights holders can ensure effective IP protection

Mining in Namibia

Exploration & production of minerals in Namibia requires obtaining an environmental control certificate. The Minister of Mines & Energy cannot issue a mining license until the applicant has received an environmental permit certificate. The mining...

Doing Business in the US

Starting a Business in the US Depending on which state or city is chosen for registration, the cost & time of registering a company in the US may vary. Each state has its own rules...

Burkina Faso: Mining Regulation

Burkina Faso is a state in West Africa located inland of the continent without access to the sea. According to the World Bank classification, the country belongs to the category of developing with a low...

Cayman Islands: Updated ESL

Given the recent changes in fund management regulation in the Caymans, quite a few entrepreneurs are now having difficulty confirming economic substance in the Cayman Islands. So, let’s take a closer look at the amended...

Switzerland: TM Use

Upon expiration of a 60-month ‘grace’ period, TM owners are required to confirm the use of a TM in Switzerland, especially if there’s been an objection to its use or a cancellation request has been...

Kenya: Mining Regulation

Those seeking to obtain a license for exploration & production of minerals in Kenya should keep in mind that it’s non-transferable & can only be granted to physical persons. It’s valid for 12 months &...

Jersey: Setting Up a Company

Opening a company in Jersey provides foreign investors with quite a few tangible advantages, namely: denominating capital in currencies of their choice;  issuing shares of various types & classes; opening a business  in Jersey in...

Mining in Zimbabwe

Mining in Zimbabwe is the main source of income for the state. The share of gold in exports is 60%. In 2016, a comprehensive reform of the country's diamond mining sector was carried out. At...

Mining in Uganda

Mining in Uganda is governed by the following pieces of legislation: Constitution of Uganda; Mining Law; Mining Regulations; NEA Act; Environment Law. Uganda: Obtaining a Mining License Individuals or companies seeking to conduct mining activities...

Mining in Angola

The main part of the state income received from the mining sector of Angola falls on oil and gas, numerous deposits of which are associated with sediments of coastal-marine depressions. The next most important are...

Botswana: Mining Regulation

All minerals in Botswana belong to the state. Exploration or mining in Botswana is carried out on the basis of a license issued by the Ministry of Water, Energy & Mineral Resources. Botswana: Obtaining an...

Lesotho: Mining Regulation

Pursuant to the Constitution, all rights to land & minerals belong to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Hence, exploration & mining in Lesotho require having an appropriate mining concession granted by the country’s government. Exploration &...

TM Regulation in Africa

IP experts have recently stated that the benefits of having trademark rights in Africa are already paying off. This material describes the main characteristics of the use of trademarks in African countries. IP protection issues...

Mauritius: Registration of GBC

Those planning to open a company in the Republic of Mauritius should keep in mind that they can choose from several legal forms: companies; funds (CIFs or CEFs); trusts; foundations; LPs. Companies registered for the...

Germany: TM Registration

It’s possible to register a TM in the Federal Republic of Germany if the DPMA (the local licensing body) finds no reason to refuse registration. Unlike in other countries, ex officio examination isn’t carried out...

Cayman Islands: ELP or "Fellowship On The Faith"

This article will be useful for entrepreneurs who intend to register a partnership in the Cayman Islands. Developing a business in a highly competitive market is a difficult task. Therefore, companies initiate partnerships to help...

Japan: DD of M&A Transactions

Concluding an M&A deal in Japan, even the most insignificant one, requires performing thorough DD. The scope of DD usually covers the following areas: corporate structure, including incorporation documents & other internal rules; validity of...

Cayman Islands: Setting Up a Hedge Fund

If you intend to establish a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands, IQ Decision UK specialists give you a nod in support of your choice of jurisdiction. After all, it is common knowledge that the...

US: M&A Deals

M&A transactions in the US include: purchasing shares of US companies; purchasing assets of US companies. US: Concluding an International M&A Deal Cross-border transactions are regulated by US laws & other applicable jurisdictions. Parties seeking...

New Zealand: Why You Should Register a TM

It is believed that the name of the company and its products and services are among its most valuable assets. However, it is noted that companies invest resources in creating their brands (logo, or slogans),...

Mining in Mauritius

Located in the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius was created by volcanic activity. Therefore, the mining of ores here has its own unique features due to the volcanic origin of the island. Several decades...

Germany: Management of Joint Intellectual Property

All businesses, no matter how big or small, will own some form of IP. To create an original product, which is of interest as an IP object, requires much effort and costs. However, it is...

Holland: Registering a Domain Name

Registration of a domain name in Holland requires applicants to choose a registrator. There’s more than 1,400 registrators in Holland & they’re all listed on the official website of the SIDN. Charged with registering domain...

France: M&A Regulation

In the majority of cases, sellers of French companies seek to promote competition between bidders by holding auctions. Selling a private company via an auction in France begins with sellers staging a brief presentation. Upon...

Seychelles: Registration of a Trust

Registering a trust in the Seychelles enables its founders to reliably protect their assets; it also helps them limit their liability regarding their business. Those seeking to register a trust in the Republic of Seychelles...

Regulation of Mining in Mozambique

Activities in the field of geological exploration, exploration and extraction of minerals have a significant impact on the state of the economy of many African countries, including the Republic of Mozambique. The sale of mined...

Mining in Nigeria

Mining is an important part of the economy of many countries, including Nigeria. In addition to underground mining, its important part is opencast mining — in the event that the deposits are located relatively shallow....

Cuba: ТМ Registration and Protection

Today's blog post describes the main provisions of TM regulation in Cuba that business owners need to consider in order to carry out their activities in this jurisdiction. You will also learn some of the...

Macedonia: TM Protection

If you decide to open a startup and register a TM in Macedonia, then no one can stop you. The local Industrial Property Law, which is the main trademark law in Macedonia, says this directly...