In this ACC Guide, an overview of recent developments in post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board are explained. With relatively new administrative proceedings developed for challenging competitor grants, in-house counsel will need to familiarize themselves with this knowledge to prepare for hearings.
Patented medicine regulations in Canada can be complex and the review process is fast-paced. In this Top Ten, in-house counsel will learn the essential points of how to prepare for the "Regulations" review.
As social media has taken an increasingly central role in building brands and promoting businesses, in-house counsel need to keep related legal issues top-of-mind. In this Top Ten, learn how to navigate the non-stop world of social media marketing.
As in-house counsel help lead companies and departments through this challenging time, it is important to keep in mind that as leaders, we have a responsibility to support our employees. What can corporate leaders do to help ease the burdens of this new way of working and avoid burnout for themselves and their employees? Here are ten ideas to help.
This article discusses the rules of taxation aligning e-commerce business with international tax rules and standards under the Departmental Interpretation and Practice Notes (DIPN 39 (Revised)) issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) in late March 2020.
This article explores Hong Kong brand trademark laws, including parallel imports, the exhaustion principle, and use of copyright law.
This article examines how the Chinese National Intelligence Law (“NIL") applies differently to Chinese parent companies compared to companies owned by non-Chinese parent companies.
This article discusses European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implications and compliance for Asia Pacific (APAC) region businesses.
During a webcast on 12 May 2020, former General Counsel Rich Cohen shared his personal career development tips, including how he leveraged his ACC membership. ACC has compiled Rich's advice into this Top Ten resource to assist in-house counsel in their personal and professional journey.
Legal Operations is the function within the office of the general counsel that takes responsibility for efficient and effective delivery of legal services for the corporation.
ACC offers this Legal Operations Maturity Model as a reference tool. Use it to benchmark maturity in any given area(s), bearing in mind that priorities and aspirational targets will vary based on department size, staffing and budgets.