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Renewing or registering a trademark in Venezuela is now sanctionable in the US

4th April 2019

MSI member firms represent clients with interests around the world. Some may currently have or may be interested in obtaining intellectual property rights in Venezuela. By a twist of political international gamesmanship, registering a trademark or patent in Venezuela could violate US law and expose your client to sanctions. Jorge Espinosa attorney at MSI's law firm member Espinosa Martinez PL provides an update.

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Dissolution of marriage in Fiji

25th February 2019

The Family Law Act governs dissolution of marriages in Fiji. Fiji has adopted a “no fault basis” of dissolution of marriages. This means that a party seeking to dissolve a marriage is not required to establish the “fault” of the other party. There however 2 key grounds that must be met before the Courts will grant the dissolution of marriage. MSI's legal member firm AP legal in Fiji explains further.

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Application for Portuguese nationality by Portuguese grandchildren born outside Portugal

5th February 2019

One of the recent amendments to the Portuguese Nationality Act is the possibility of Portuguese Nationality be granted to grandchildren of Portuguese nationals born outside Portugal, when the Parents did not request this nationality previously. MSI's Portuguese law member Azeredo Perdigão & Associados provides further information.

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Germany: Real estate tax compliance for real estate assets with foreign investor participation

5th February 2019

This article by Rudolf Kettel from MSI's Nuremberg based member firm Fuerst und Partner GmbH provides insight into the so-called inbound structures for real estate located in Germany. This means foreign or domestic property companies where both domestic and foreign natural persons participate in. These companies usually have revenues subject to domestic tax from the real estate leased in Germany.

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