IP Alert | Indonesia | Circular Letter from the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) on Annuity Payment System

24 October 2016

The DGIP issued a circular letter dated 30 September 2016 on the transition period of annuity payment system under Law No. 13 of 2016 regarding Patent (“New Patent Law”) which was enacted on 26 August 2016 (“Enactment Date”) Under the New Patent Law, patent annuity payments must be made at the outset of the protection […]

Legal Alert | Malaysia | The New Companies Act 2016: Raising the Bar for Directors

12 October 2016

The new Companies Act 2016 (“new Act”), recently gazetted on 15 September 2016, is expected to come into force in stages starting from 1 January 2017. Among other major reforms, the new Act aims to strengthen corporate governance and promote accountability of directors when running companies.  While the new Act will ease the doing of […]