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Rajah & Tann Asia Member Firms, Members of Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network (LAN), Contribute to the Singapore and Indonesia Chapters of Comparative Study: Patent Linkage Systems in APAC
Two member firms of Rajah & Tann Asia, Rajah & Tann Singapore and Assegaf Hamzah & Partners ("AHP"), are members of the Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network ("LAN") which was established for the Lifesciences sector to support and guide clients on all their legal and regulatory needs in the Asia-Pacific region. LAN's members include other leading and largest law firms in the region, such as Atsumi & Sakai in Japan, Chen & Lin in Taiwan, CMS in China and Hong Kong, Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Australia, Khaitan & Co in India, Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand and Vietnam, and Yulchon LLC in Korea.
Rajah & Tann Singapore and AHP have recently contributed to the Singapore and Indonesia chapters of Comparative Study:Patent Linkage Systems in APAC, a comparative article produced by LAN on the Patent Linkage System across the Asia-Pacific region. Drug patent disputes prior to the planned launch of generic drugs have long been a challenge. On one hand, innovator drug companies face various challenges in the manufacture of drugs, such as the size of investments to be injected, long lead times, high risks of failure, and the difficulty of achieving innovations in the drug research and development process. On the other hand, generic drug companies have to contend with issues relating to patent protection policies that contribute to prolonged market domination of innovator drugs. As a result, tension arises between the affected innovator drug companies and generic drug companies. A patent linkage system provides for an early resolution of drug patent disputes and mitigation of potential infringement risks prior to the marketing of generic drugs. It aims to balance the interests of innovator drug companies and generic drug companies.
The article provides an overview of the patent linkage systems in these Asia-Pacific countries: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Lau Kok Keng, Head of the Intellectual Property, Sports and Gaming of Rajah & Tann Singapore, and Eko Basyuni, Partner with AHP, authored the Singapore and Indonesia chapters, respectively, of the article.
To read the full article with its annexes, please click here.
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners ("AHP") has contributed the Indonesia chapter on "Enforcement of Foreign Judgments" to Lexology's Getting the Deal Through (GTDT) series.
Authored by AHP partner Simon Barrie Adiwidagdo, FCIArb (International Arbitration, Investment, and Banking & Construction), and associates Inara Chaidir and Josep Tambunan, the chapter is a quick reference guide that enables a side-by-side comparison of local insights into relevant treaties, conventions and other sources of law. Among other matters, it looks into limitation periods, defences, requirements for recognition, jurisdiction of the foreign court, and recent trends.
The chapter also considers the recognition and enforceability of foreign arbitral awards. A foreign arbitral award may be recognised if certain requirements (under Law No. 30 of 1999 on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, as well as guidelines issued by the Indonesia Supreme Court) are met. The enforcing party may then continue with the enforcement process.
To read the chapter in full, please click here.
Rajah & Tann Asia Member Firms, Members of Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network, Produce Guides to Support the Lifesciences Sector on Legal Issues
Two member firms of Rajah & Tann Asia, Rajah & Tann Singapore and Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, are members of the Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network ("LAN") which was established for the Lifesciences sector to support and guide clients on all their legal and regulatory needs in the Asia-Pacific region. LAN's members include other leading and largest law firms in the region, such as Atsumi & Sakai in Japan, Chen & Lin in Taiwan, CMS in China and Hong Kong, Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Australia, Khaitan & Co in India, Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand and Vietnam, and Yulchon LLC in Korea.
To help the Lifesciences sector navigate key legal and commercial issues while doing business in the Asia-Pacific region, LAN publishes the following three guides:
- Comparative Guide on Data Protection Across Asia-Pacific - The guide provides a comparative overview of the latest data protection developments across the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the jurisdictions which have seen significant changes in this area in the recent months, such as China, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The guide discusses, in Question-and-Answer format, how personal, health-related and other data that are collected and used in the lifesciences and healthcare sector are regulated in each of the covered jurisdictions.
- A Comparative Overview of Distribution and Marketing of Drugs Across Asia-Pacific - The guide looks into the distribution and marketing of drugs in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. It also highlights the key legal and commercial issues that companies must take into account when doing business relating to drug distribution and marketing in these jurisdictions, in order to maximise opportunity and minimise risk.
- A Comparative Overview of Intellectual Property and Lifesciences Regulation Across Asia-Pacific - The guide provides a comparative overview of the regulatory and intellectual property (IP) considerations in the following priority jurisdictions for the Lifesciences sector: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. It also covers areas such as advertising, packaging and labelling of medicinal products, clinical trials and restrictions on dealings with healthcare professionals.
Lim Wee Hann, Partner with Rajah & Tann Singapore who specialises in Lifesciences, and Eko Basyuni, Partner with Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, contributed to these Guides to share their insights on Singapore and Indonesian laws, respectively, on the issues expounded in the Guides.
Partner Zacky Zainal Husein and Associate Aditya Rahman from the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice wrote an article in the November 2018 issue of the Asia edition of Asian Legal Business titled, “Technology to Increase Transparency and Improves Public Service Delivery”. The article explains how the use of technology in carrying out government services has helped increase transparency and efficiency in the delivery of public service. The application of technology, such as on-line systems and e-signature, offers a unique solution to deter corrupt practices and streamline procedures in obtaining documents from the government. While the branches of the government have been receptive to these technological developments, there is much more to be done before their use can yield the level of effectiveness and transparency that the government can be proud of.