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China’s Belt & Road Initiative: the Chinese Century moves forward, and Horizons plans to move with it every step of the way

A lot has been said recently about China’s Belt and Road Initiative following May’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held Beijing, wherein Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed 28 heads of state and government on his signature foreign policy project, calling it the “project of the century.” How the initiative plays out remains to…

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Acquired distinctiveness of trademarks in China

Trademark distinctiveness is an important concept of Chinese Law governing trademarks and service marks. In its Spring newsletter, CONSULEGIS Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law and Information Technology group presents an abbreviated overview of various jurisdictions’ legal views on the topic of  ‘distinctiveness of trademarks acquired through use’. Among the contributors writing on the topic include Horizons trademark and IP specialist,…

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CONSULEGIS Spring Conference 2017 Amsterdam

CONSULEGIS, an international network of independent law firms, in-house lawyers and related professional advisors, holds its Spring Conference 2017 this week in Amsterdam, Netherlands (11-14 May). The conference serves as an organisational and collegial event comprised of informative presentations and professional workshops on topical legal issues. It also provides a unique opportunity for professional networking…

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Money: on debt enforcement proceedings in Russia — the Federal Bailiffs Service Федеральная служба судебных приставов, ФССП

In the Russia, whether you’re a debtor or collector, it’s important to be familiar with the court involved collection process, no matter which side of the scenario you fall on. Russian citizens and foreign nationals alike who are identified as debtor’s in default or creditors seeking recompense by the courts may find their situation under…

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Cybersecurity Law of China goes into effect 1 June

The Cybersecurity Law of China goes into effect 1 June 2017. With the date fast approaching, many companies are unclear about the specific terms of the law. The law, promulgated on 7 November 2016 by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), increases the national government’s jurisdiction over the business of cybersecurity. Its…

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