The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a groundbreaking report on the adjudication of intellectual property cases worldwide, providing a snapshot of the structures and practices of specialised intellectual property jurisdictions (SIPJs) in a group of geographically and economically diverse countries. The report was launched today in Moscow during a session organized by ICC and ICC Russia at Russia’s largest IP-event, the International Forum on Intellectual Property – 21 Century.
As piracy on the world’s seas continues to fall, new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlight growing violence off the coast of West Africa, where 44 seafarers have been captured so far this year.
Fighting cartels has become a priority for competition agencies worldwide leading to heavy fines and in some jurisdictions criminal sanctions, including imprisonment.
However, some jurisdictions operate leniency policies whereby companies that provide information about a cartel in which they participated might receive full or partial immunity from fines. These programmes have an important role to play in promoting competition compliance, but their application often varies significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This means, for instance, that companies which receive immunity in one country could still be subject to sanctions in another.
World leaders convene in New York today to sign the landmark Paris Climate Agreement – as part of a full week of high-level meetings focused on the implementation of the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Front centre: Etienne Clementel with the merchants of peace
Members at the 1938 World Council meeting
58th session of the ICC Council in Paris on 21 October 1938
First session of the Preparatory Committee for an international trade organization held in London at Church House, Westminster 15 October 1946
From left - ICC Chairman Peter Wallenberg, US President George H W Bush, ICC Vice-Chairman and USCIB Chairman Joseph E Connor and USCIB President Abraham Katz at the White House 21 June 1990
Participants at the 20th Congress in New Delhi, India, February 1965