Doing business in Thailand

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The Foreign Business Act (FBA) governs the scope of foreign participation in business activities in Thailand. Under the FBA, foreigners, unless otherwise exempted, are restricted from participating in certain specified businesses. Foreigners are required to obtain a foreign business licence or certificate before engaging in such activities.

Corporate reorganisations: how US tax reform drives cash repatriation programmes | Eversheds Sutherland

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Change is the new norm and each month, companies are contemplating how to transform their current business set-up to create efficiencies, maximise use of invested capital and simplify corporate structures. Other motives for corporate reorganisations are very often the improvement of fiscal compliance and tax efficiency. The Trump administration’s tax reforms have created a recent …

The protection of confidentiality of exhibits in French civil proceedings | LAVOIX

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In France, parties have the sole power to delimit the scope of the disputes brought before the courts. In the absence of discovery proceedings, they are also tasked with providing the evidence to back up the demands brought before the courts. The judge may however take any legally admissible measure that appears necessary to the …

Trademark law and the criteria of distinctiveness

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Introduction The traditional way of assessing distinctiveness is strictly focused on the specific national market in which the trademark and product occur, so that a trademark may very well be distinctive in a given market and not distinctive in another. In this article, we challenge this traditional approach and investigate more closely if specific circumstances …

The Application of Injunction in IP Litigation Cases in China

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There is a continuously rising number of IP litigation cases in China in the past five years. For example, the number of civil, administrative and criminal IP cases newly filed before the courts in 2018 reached 334,951, according to the Annual Report on the Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property Rights of Chinese Courts (2018), which …