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  • Rechtsanwalt in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann – Bitcoin und Kryptowaehrungen – Hat die vietnamesische Staatsbank soeben der Zukunft des Handels den Ruecken zugekehrt?
      Im spaeten Oktober 2017 hat die vietnamesische Staatsbank in einer schriftlichen Notiz fuer die oeffentlichen Medien bestaetigt, dass die Ausgabe, Versorgung und der Nutzen virtueller Waehrungen in Vietnam, streng untersagt ist. Als Unterstuetzung fuer das Verbot verlaesst sich die Staatsbank auf die Regelungen des Decree 101/2012/ND-CP ueber bargeldlose Zahlungen, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, December 11th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Vietnam – Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies – Did the State Bank of Vietnam Just turn its Back on the Future of Commerce?
    Authors: Esko Cate and Dr. Oliver Massmann Late October 2017, in a written notice to the public media, the State Bank of Vietnam re-affirmed that the issuance, supply, and use of ‘virtual’ currency is strictly prohibited in Vietnam. In support of the prohibition, the State Bank of Vietnam relied on ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Sunday, December 10th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Sessions Hints at Broader Cannabis Enforcement
    According to The Fresh Toast, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now hinting at expanding enforcement of federal cannabis laws. The report indicates that, at a news conference this past Wednesday, Sessions said they are looking “very hard right now” at possible changes to the Cole Memo. That 2013 memo adopted ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Saturday, December 9th, 2017By David N. Feldman
  • Rechtsanwalt in Vietnam Dr. Oliver Massmann Solarstrom läuft an – große PPA Neuigkeiten – Der Text des PPA ist veröffentlicht – Wie man damit arbeitet:
    Nach Entscheidung Nr. 11/2017/QD-TTg des Premierministers über die Mechanismen fuer die Förderung der Entwicklung des Solarstroms in Vietnam (Decision 11) vom 12. September 2017, hat das Ministerium fuer Industrie und Handel offiziell das Rundschreiben Nr. 16/2017/TT-BCT (Circular 16) für die Ausführung der Entscheidung herausgebracht. Circular 16 zielt auf das zur ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, December 7th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Hemp Research Expansion in Pennsylvania
    On December 7, 2017, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe expanded the Commonwealth’s Hemp Research Pilot Program to allow up to 100 licensed growers and more than 5,000 acres to be grown under the Hemp Research Pilot Program in 2018. The expansion from 30 licensed growers and just 50 acres allowed in ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, December 7th, 2017By Seth A. Goldberg
  • Why Change Wind Corporation Cannot Register Its Helical Turbine as a Trademark
    A helical wind turbine design by Change Wind Corporation was denied registration as a trademark because the design was deemed functional rather than ornamental, and Change Wind was unable to prove that customers knew the source of the design. It can be difficult to register product designs as trademarks once ... read more
    Posted to Green IPPublished on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017By Justus Getty
  • Art Forgeries Revealed by Artificial Intelligence
    At this point, you likely already know about the many tasks and functions that can be performed by artificial intelligence (AI). Indeed, you probably have learned quite a bit about that from prior editions of this blog. And now there is more, this time in the realm of art. When ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Outcomes of APEC – the TPP is dead, long live the CPTPP
    As the dust settles and Vietnam returns to some semblance of normality following this year’s APEC summit, regional business leaders and investors are left to consider the consequences of the forum.   This year marks the second time that Vietnam has hosted the APEC summit, and the event was largely ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • Vietnam steps up sale of SOEs
    Hopes abound that a new Decree will drag the near-moribund process of privatising large State-owned enterprises (SOEs) into a new and more efficient phase.   Over the past 30 years, the restructuring of SOEs has been a key component of Vietnam’s economic reforms under Doi Moi (renovation). The process has ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • What Distributors Need to Know About California’s Emergency Cannabis Regulations
    On November 16, 2017, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control published emergency regulations governing both the medical and the adult-use cannabis industries in California. Below are the highlights of the emergency regulations and how they may impact distributors of cannabis products. This post is the fourth in a series of ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, December 4th, 2017By Jennifer Briggs Fisher