OLG München: Golden color not protected as trademark acquired through use

The golden color of a chocolate Easter bunny is not protected as a color mark. The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) München – the Higher Regional Court of Munich – found that the producer in question did not enjoy any trademark rights in relation to the color.  In the weeks leading up to Easter, supermarket shelves are stacked […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

SFC Consults on Changes to AML and CFT Guidelines for Licensed Corporations

On 18 September 2020, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published a Consultation Paper[1] on proposals to amend its Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (for Licensed Corporations) (AML/CFT Guideline for SFC-Licensed Corporations) and its Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Guideline issued by the Securities and Futures Commission for Associated Entities. […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

COVID-19 Pandemic: Indonesian Government to Relax the Payment of Manpower Social Security Premium

We provide herein our articles titled “COVID-19 Pandemic: Indonesian Government to Relax the Payment of Manpower Social Security Premium” which discuss the deduction and postponement in the mandatory payments of Manpower Social Security Organization/Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial Ketenagakerjaan (“BPJSTK”) premium provided by the Indonesian government. Please be advised that some new measures may be implemented by the […]

Marshall SitumorangFounder and Partner, Nusantara Legal Partnership

Upcoming Webinar: Food & Beverage in EVFTA: How Foreign Investors can Qualify for Preferential Tariffs

At an average growing rate of approximately 7 percent, food and beverage sector (F&B) has been one of the fastest-growing areas and contributed 15 percent to Vietnam’s GDP in 2019. As a result, in the last few years, numerous foreign investors have invested significantly in this market, with Korean and Japanese investors leading and seizing on this […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Mark Benton participates in IR Global Guide: International Expansion: Building your Business Overseas

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers Despite these uncertain times, expanding overseas can be a key driver for future growth for an ambitious business. International expansion can breathe new life into a company, drive huge value and set it on a path of continued success. Expanding a business overseas is a strategic opportunity that will help diversify […]

Mark BentonPartner, AHNSE Law Offices

Due Diligence in Vietnam: Legal and Financial Aspects in the M&A Process

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A’s) are an increasingly popular route for foreign investors looking to begin operations in Vietnam – and due diligence is a key component of the M&A process. While there are several aspects to consider in a due diligence – such as the company’s reputational profile, strategic position in the market, and assets – […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Home Office Deductions in the COVID-19 Era

Have you been working from home during the COVID-19 crisis? Join the club. Approximately 42% of the American workforce is currently working from home full-time, according to a recent study by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Only 26% are working on business premises — and many of those are essential workers, such as […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

M. Gary Matser participates in IR Global Guide: International Expansion: Building your Business Overseas

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers Despite these uncertain times, expanding overseas can be a key driver for future growth for an ambitious business. International expansion can breathe new life into a company, drive huge value and set it on a path of continued success. Expanding a business overseas is a strategic opportunity that will help diversify […]

M. Gary MatserPartner, Sentinel Accountants & Consultants

Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam: An Introduction to Key Guidelines and Processes

The Vietnamese government has streamlined the merger and acquisition (M&A) process to encourage investment in new sectors of the economy. And for foreign investors that see establishing a business in Vietnam as too cumbersome, the M&A route provides a unique solution to many obstacles. With an M&A, investors can enjoy preexisting access to consumers, locations, and distribution channels. […]

Alberto VettorettiManaging Partner, Dezan Shira & Associates

Andrea Tomlinson participates in IR Global Guide: International Expansion: Building your Business Overseas

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers Despite these uncertain times, expanding overseas can be a key driver for future growth for an ambitious business. International expansion can breathe new life into a company, drive huge value and set it on a path of continued success. Expanding a business overseas is a strategic opportunity that will help diversify […]