Investors Growing Concerned at Lack of Promised Indian IP Reform
Monday, March 30, 2015 5:36 pm | By Alexander Hendrie

Foreign investors are growing wary and impatient at the lack of tangible Intellectual Property reforms in India, according to a new report released by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBA). As a result, India risks driving away firms entirely, or severely reducing the foreign investment that a firm is willing to devote to India.

For years, India has developed a reputation for poor IP protections, most notable in its policies that showed complete disregard for pharmaceutical patent protection, encouraged copycats and resulted in a shortage of new medical innovations reaching the market.

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“Agri-Food Security” in Venezuela, another form of private property appropriation -Industrias Zu
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:00 am | By Andrea Rondón García*

It could be said that in a little more than 15 years there has been a veritable transformation of Public Law in Venezuela, considering the modifications undergone by the principal laws of this discipline.  It is not reckless to state that Public Law has turned from statist (with few exceptions) into totalitarian.

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All companies could end up like Clorox de Venezuela S.A., eventually
By Andrea Rondón García *

The mechanism of direct expropriation may be defined as an indemnification through a fair payment in the light of an act that ultimately affects private property (specifically the transfer of ownership title) due to reasons established by the lawmaker. However, this is not the only way of affecting ownership rights. Often arbitrary and unjustified measures affect these rights, even though no transfer of ownership title does occur.

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