While these guides provide high-level guidance, they are not a substitute for legal advice, and we encourage you to seek advice regarding the specific matters that concern you. If you wish to speak to any of our contributors, you will find contact details under the "key contacts" topic for each guide. Please note that the laws and regulations applicable to these areas of law are constantly changing, and such changes may not yet be incorporated into the guides.
For Global Equity, we have made several assumptions about the stock awards that may or may not be applicable to your company. The assumptions include: (i) the local entity is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the issuing company; and (ii) the participants are employees of the local entity or the issuing company.
For Intellectual Property and Technology, please note the guide's use of the term "trademarks" also refers to service marks, unless specifically addressed separately. The summary of intellectual property covers only the most commonly used categories worldwide (for example, we have not addressed plant patents). We have also referred to international treaties and conventions with their most commonly used names and not their formal titles (such as the TRIPS Agreement, the Berne Convention, the Paris Convention and the Patent Cooperation Treaty).
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