News on Foreign / International Law

The revision of the Anti-Unfair Competition Act adopted by the 13th National Congress of the People's Republic of China on 23 April 2019 contains provisions designed to increase the protection of trade secrets.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China signed an Agreement dated 2 April 2019 on the reciprocal facilitation of interim measures in arbitration.
The Hong Kong Centre of International Arbitration is the first international arbitration organization recommended by the Russian Council as a Permanent Arbitral Institution (PAI) under Russian law.
With the entry into force of the new Chinese Investment Law on 01.01.2020, there is a need for action for German companies in China. Companies and joint ventures will have to be restructured under the common Chinese company law.
Since 1 November 2018, the new version of the Arbitration Rules of the Hong Kong Centre of International Arbitration ("Administered Arbitration Rules") has been in force, which contains some important innovations.
The European umbrella organisation "Orgalim" (formerly "Orgalime") has published a new model contract.
At the end of 2018, the Austrian data protection authority had to decide whether a deletion request based on Art. 17 had been sufficiently implemented by the responsible party if the latter had not carried out a deletion in the narrower sense but had made parts of the personal data unrecognisable by anonymising them.
The Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) made changes to the application process at the beginning of the year:
In the eagerly awaited decision of 22 January 2019, the highest American court ruled that so-called secret sales represent the state of the art under patent law.
RA Anette Binder, LL.M.
RA Anette Binder, LL.M.
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