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.
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
In September, Volkswagen announced that it had rigged diesel emissions tests in the United States to make its “Clean Diesel” cars seem energy efficient while they were being tested. In fact, the cars emitted pollutants up to 40 times more than what is allowed by U.S. law. After the announcement, which affects 11 million cars