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Following our successful Competition Spring Meeting and Antitrust Risk Assessment Workshop earlier this year, our next competition meeting on 19 September will focus on antitrust policies in two further BRICS economies. Leading practitioners from Brazil and South Africa will give … Continue reading

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Today’s Financial Times carries an industry letter coordinated by ICC UK underlining business support for a mooted transatlantic trade agreement. The letter comes ahead of an official report on a possible EU- US deal next week, with a political announcement … Continue reading

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There is now just over one month to go to the 2012 London Patent Summit on 8 – 9 October. This international conference—the first of its kind in the UK—will bring together patent professionals, policy makers and investors to discuss … Continue reading

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Earlier this week the US launched a case against India at the World Trade Organisation, asserting that India’s ban on poultry imports—imposed to prevent avian flu—violated global trade rules. The move has been interpreted as a sign that the US … Continue reading

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The Financial Times ran a hard-hitting editorial last week on proposed disclosure rules for natural resources firms. The editorial rightly highlights the merits of enhanced transparency in the extractive sector; but regrettably falls into the trap of framing industry concerns … Continue reading

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Media reports in the run up to this month’s EU – India Summit have focused on European car makers’ concerns about how the EU-India Free Trade Agreement seems to be turning out. European manufacturers complain that the EU Commission has … Continue reading

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Sir James Dyson’s opinion piece in the Times on 7 December rightly highlights the problem of poor IP protection in China. It’s little surprise that Dyson is facing problems; indeed many technology companies find themselves in the same boat. One … Continue reading

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The news that the Government has appointed its first ever Intellectual Property Attaché in China is unlikely to hit the headlines on a day when most media outlets will be focused on developments in Brussels. But that shouldn’t shade perception … Continue reading

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ICC has announced that it is to hold a high-level tax roundtable in Brazil this October. The two-day meeting will provide an opportunity for businesses to engage with key Ministers and officials on the tax treatment of international investment in … Continue reading

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