Bartering in the Information Age Jul26

Bartering in the Information Age

The 21st Century is characterized by the shift from traditional industry to the technological revolution based on new information technology, but are we sure that we have completely forgotten our ancient and traditional behaviors? Recently, a new common form of business is growing and seems to be catching-on in Italy. W...

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Double VAT: Russian-Chinese Service Contracts Jul26

Double VAT: Russian-Chinese Service Contracts

One of the headaches of service providers all over the world is the payment of value added tax (VAT). The situation becomes even more complicated when a company expands their market and begins to provide services to overseas clients.   According to the basic rule, VAT shall be charged i...

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Exhibition: “ITALY – Twilight skylines from Police helicopters” in Vietnam Jul24

Exhibition: “ITALY – Twilight skylines from Police helicopters” in Vietnam

It was a pleasure for DP group to participate at the opening of the exhibition ”ITALY – Twilight Skylines from Police Helicopters”, by the Italian Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Angelo Tofalo, during his visit in Hanoi for the signing of the cooperation agreement between Italy and Vietnam. The Ambassador of Italy to Viet...

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Food Safety & Traceability in China-Modern Solutions to Modern Problems Jul17

Food Safety & Traceability in China-Modern Solutions to Modern Problems

In recent years, China has aimed to overcome its reputation for being a hub for food safety violations, however, with the emergence of the e-commerce sector, compliance and enforcement will mean it may still continue to be an issue moving forward into the future. However, China has recently been at the forefront of technological adva...

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Dunhill vs Danhuoli: A Curtain – Raiser for Higher Damage Compensation Jul10

Dunhill vs Danhuoli: A Curtain – Raiser for Higher Damage Compensation

Last October, Alfred Dunhill, a British luxury brand, won a $1.4m (RMB 10 million) payout over trademark infringement by a Chinese menswear brand called Danhuoli, marking an important progression in IP protection in China. Dunhill filed and ordered the lawsuit in China where the Foshan Intermediate People’s Court in Guangdong Provi...

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EVFTA – Vietnam and EU sign Free Trade Agreement Jul03

EVFTA – Vietnam and EU sign Free Trade Agreement

History was made in Hanoi on June 30, as Vietnam and the European Union signed agreements on bilateral free trade and investment protection in Hanoi. The Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will ensure the balance of benefits for both Vietnam and the EU, while the Europe-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) will m...

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Potential Cyber Economic Zone:Way to Boost Exports of Russian IT Jun27

Potential Cyber Economic Zone:Way to Boost Exports of Russian IT

The Russian Ministry of Economic Development presented a draft concept of a new extraterritorial Special Economic Zone for IT companies (or Cyber Economic Zone). According to the Ministry, the zone should help to stimulate the export of IT goods and services and aims to implement the May 2018 Presidential Decrees which require the ov...

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The restrictions for e-commerce foreign operators under the Indian FDI policy Jun27

The restrictions for e-commerce foreign operators under the Indian FDI policy

India has the second-largest internet userbase in the world, only behind China in terms of numbers, with more than 475 million users. Indeed, India has experienced a rapid growth in smartphones and internet connectivity across the country, especially in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, which has lead to the overall development of the e-comm...

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Involved in a Dispute in Italy? Go to Arbitration Jun26

Involved in a Dispute in Italy? Go to Arbitration

During the last decades, Italy has encouraged companies and individual to resolve their disputes through alternative disputes resolution methods, instead of opting for claiming their rights before Courts. More specifically, regarding the arbitration, the Italian Civil Procedure Code provides that the parties to a contract may deci...

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The 4th Amendment of Trademark Law Takes Stronger Position: Regulating Malicious Hoarding Applications, Increasing the Amount of Compensation for Infringement, Punishing Malicious Registration and Litigation Jun25

The 4th Amendment of Trademark Law Takes Stronger Position: Regulating Malicious Hoarding Applications, Increasing the Amount of Compensation for Infringement, Punishing Malicious Registration and Litigation

On April 23, 2019, at the 10th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress, a decision was adopted to amend the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China ("Trademark Law"). The amended provisions will come into effect on November 1, 2019, which is the fourth revision of the Trademark Law after 1993,...

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