Stop Infringing Imports at the United States Border

Trademark and copyright piracy (i.e., the production and sale of counterfeit merchandise) is a multi-billion dollar global industry. According to US government reports, pirated and counterfeit products cost US companies up to $250 billion annually and are directly responsible for the loss of 750,000 US jobs.  US law provides a number of remedies to owners […]

Intellectual Property ( “IP” ) – Due Diligence in Transactions

Intellectual property due diligence investigations should be conducted by a party any time a merger, acquisition (“M&A”) or investment is being considered.  Intellectual property due diligence involves the gathering of information on the target party’s assets and liabilities, in order to assess the merits and risks of the transaction   Intellectual property due diligence m&a […]

International Business Transactions – Contracts / Agreements

Conducting business in the modern global economy offers great rewards, but involves risks, as well. Although companies can take a number of precautions to limit their risks in international business transactions, the primary legal tool for such purposes is the international business transaction agreement or contract.  Examples of international business transaction agreements include:  international sales […]

About Web Site “Terms of Use”

A Terms of Use agreement or Terms and Conditions, as it is sometimes called, is an important part of an e-commerce website. A Terms of Use agreement is important for limiting the potential liability of website owners and operators, protecting intellectual property rights, and establishing other contractual terms or policies relating to the use of […]

E-Commerce & Internet Business Law Overview

Today’s online companies face a multitude of legal issues related to their online presence.  These unique and novel issues have given rise to the emerging legal field of eCommerce and Internet Business law. Ecommerce white paper View more documents from Jim Chester.

Australian Man and His Firm Indicted in Plot to Export Restricted Military and Other U.S. Technology to Iran

An Australian man and his company have been indicted today by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for conspiring to export sensitive military and other technology from the United States to Iran, including components with applications in missiles, drones, torpedoes, and helicopters. The five-count indictment charges David Levick, 50, an Australian national, […]

U.S. Exports Top $180 Billion in January

The United States exported $180.8 billion in goods and services in January 2012, an increase of more than $1 billion over December 2011, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department. Exports of goods and services over the last twelve months totaled $2.118 trillion, which is […]