Establishment of Korea’s International Court for International IP Cases

 

 

 

 

 

IP cases, by their nature, proceed in more than one country simultaneously.  For instance, the patent lawsuits between Samsung and Apple have occurred at the same time in the courts of more than 10 different countries including Korea, the U.S., Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and Australia.  Because these cases are proceeding simultaneously, IP right holders are often placed in a situation where they have to determine in which country to file their claims, in order to yield the most favorable results. In this regard, courts all around the world attempt proactively to invite IP lawsuits and have been making efforts to provide environments that are suitable for IP litigation on a global scale.

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Payroll tax obligations of medical and healthcare providers

Do you operate or manage a medical or healthcare clinic? Does the clinic engage medical practitioners and professional (such as GPs, dentists)?

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Failure to consult about subjective selection makes redundancy unfair

As most employers will be aware, an employee dismissed due to genuine redundancy cannot claim unfair dismissal.  Under section 389 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), in determining whether a dismissal is a genuine redundancy the Fair Work Commission (FWC) is only required to consider whether:

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Skilling Levy Fund Update

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has confirmed the skilling levy fund will commence on 12 August 2018.

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Future Law Firms: The Perfect Marriage of Technology and People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing our discussion about SmartLaw and the future of the legal industry, which hopefully we can all say with some degree of comfort is here NOW, let’s consider another major theme of HighQ’s recent eBook – the intersection of technology and people. This idea is one that we touched on during our last series on the future of law, and it will continue to be a hot topic. As we seem to be in the midst of an almost technological revolution, with exciting new advances happening daily, it can seem very real that maybe robots will replace lawyers.

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Information report. Tax credit for advertisement

  • Autore: Simone Maria d’ArcangeloWith the publication in the Official Gazette of the  Prime Ministerial Decree (D.P.C.M.) of May 16, 2018 no. 901, finally, the application provisions of the tax credit introduced by art. 57bis of the Legislative Decree 50/20172 for advertising investments have been notified.

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Talking Tax – Issue 128

Case law

Taxpayer denied deductions for share losses and legal fees

In the decision of the Federal Court in Greig v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCA 1084, Justice Thawley held that the Taxpayer was not entitled to deductions under section 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (ITAA 97) for losses incurred in relation to the compulsory transfer of shares in Nexus Energy Limited (Nexus) in the amount of $11.85 million and expenditure of $507,198 in legal fees arising from litigation involving the voluntary administration of Nexus.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 8

Funds and financial products
ASIC identifies areas of improvement for exchange traded products

On 2 August, ASIC released a completed review of the exchange traded products (ETP) market in Australia, including exchange traded funds, aimed at ensuring the market is delivering on promises to investors.

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OSHA’s Reporting Rule Rollback, CA’s Salary History Ban, NYC’s Temporary Schedule Change Law, Model FMLA Forms Expired – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week: OSHA plans to roll back a controversial reporting rule initiated at the end of the Obama administration.

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ILN Today Post

Charitable giving under the new tax law

The biggest change to charitable giving under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may come from the increase in the standard deduction. The act almost doubles the standard deduction in 2018 to $12,000 for single and $24,000 for joint filers under age 65 (those over 65 can deduct an additional $1,300). This higher deduction will drastically reduce the number of taxpayers who itemize, thus causing many charities to fear a reduction in charitable gifts. So what are some of the best ways to make charitable gifts under the Act?

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