China Passes Landmark New Foreign Investment Law

Professor Tarrant Mahony discusses the recent passage of the “Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China” (the “FIL”). The FIL consolidates many recent changes to China’s foreign investment regime, allows for the establishment of foreign investment projects without prior government approval, and addresses issues of intellectual property rights protection and forced technology transfer.

What are the Intellectual Property Ramifications of Brexit?

Brexit Flags

While the “Leave” result of the June 23 referendum will not have an immediate impact on intellectual property, the eventual British exit (“Brexit”) from the European Union could have long-term implications for IP protection and filing decisions in Europe. On June 23, the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union, raising questions