Just last month, the Trump Administration prevented companies like Google and Qualcomm from doing business with the Chinese company. So, it looks as if the Trump administration may be backtracking a little bit on their controversial and highly publicized ban of Huawei in the United States. Coming as a bit of a surprise, President Trump announced in a news conference that United States companies...

Vietnam has removed tariffs on several products including fruit and frozen foods imported from six CPTPP signatories. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decree enacting two Schedules on preferential export/import rates, which brings provisions of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) into force. The preferential tariffs will apply...

Huawei Technologies warned against the politicization of innovation and intellectual property in a new white paper, and said it has not engaged in any malicious breach of IP rights since its inception in the late 1980s. No court has ever concluded that the world’s largest telecoms gear maker has engaged in IP theft and the company has never had to pay damages in this area, said Song Liuping,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the "Protocol").   Over three decades, the Protocol has steadily and successfully brought more flexibility to the Madrid System. It has improved the international registration process significantly for the ever-growing number of...

Vietnam will block payments Google makes for YouTube content that violates its laws as it seeks to force the company to follow local regulations. Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said at a meeting Tuesday with businesses advertising on Google that international businesses have not bothered to invest in developing algorithms to block inappropriate content though have...