Soft Law of the French ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY is swiftly developing - should we comply or not?

Soft Law of the French ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY is swiftly developing – should we comply or not?

Created by the so-called “Sapin II” Law of 9 December 2016 (the Law), the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption, the AFA) is at the heart of the new French anti-corruption framework Not only is it in charge of (i) monitoring compliance with the eight anti-corruption measures set out in Article 17 of the Law, […]

Japan Inc. to explore new wave of European acquisitions on back of historic EU-Japan trade deal

Japan Inc. to explore new wave of European acquisitions on back of historic EU-Japan trade deal

With Japanese businesses sitting on more than $900 billion dollars in cash, analysts expect a “spending spree” as Japanese companies target new acquisitions abroad. The European Union is becoming the likeliest target for a wave of new deals as Japanese companies take advantage of the investment environment created in part by a historic trade deal. […]

Infringement on the rise: 35% of brands suffer Industrial Design infringement

Infringement on the rise: 35% of brands suffer Industrial Design infringement

The ongoing globalization of markets and the ease to reach consumers online, has resulted in more and more trademarks being filed to take advantage of commercial opportunities. Today, there are more trademarks than ever before and according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the number of trademark application filings is rising exponentially [1]. With […]