Worldwide intellectual property patent filings grew at their fastest pace in almost two decades in 2012, with China outpacing all other countries both for number of filings and rate of growth, according to a United Nations agency report.
Are you thinking about what the world will be like next year? Here's what a big international law firm says will trend in key international legal areas.
The People's Bank of China has released details of its "mini-Hong Kong" on the mainland, a free trade zone in which restrictions on investments in Shanghai and abroad will be eased.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has begun its registry of Americans with foreign bank accounts—but an agency watchdog says the list isn't secure.
Regardless of industry, geography or scale, every corporation can expect increasing interest in its supply chain. The questions for companies, then, are: How can they make sense of it all, and how can they plan accordingly?
Almost 1.9 million patent applications were filed at the world's five largest patent offices in 2012, according to a new statistical report.
Some Chinese entrepreneurs have registered the name "Downton" in the People?s Republic, taking advantage of the country's first-to-file trademark system.
Litigating against pollution can be tougher in Canada than the United States, says EcoJustice general counsel Devon Page.
How does offering cheaper drugs make them more expensive? Ask the Ontario Supreme Court.
Determining the extent of foreign government influence over a prospective non-U.S. business partner should comprise a key component of the due diligence checklist.
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