$75 Million in Total Export Penalties for Illegally Helping China Develop Attack Helicopter

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (PWC), a Canadian subsidiary of the Connecticut-based defense contractor United Technologies Corporation (UTC),  pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act and making false statements in connection with its illegal export to China of U.S.-origin military software used in the development of China’s first modern military attack helicopter, the […]

ING Bank to Forfeit $619 Million for Role in Violating US Sanctions Laws

ING Bank N.V., a financial institution headquartered in Amsterdam, has agreed to forfeit $619 million to the Justice Department and the New York County District Attorney’s Office for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) and for violating New York state laws by illegally […]

California Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Exports to Iran, Faces up to 20 years in Prison

A California man pleaded guilty in Federal Court in Chicago to a felony charge stemming from his efforts to illegally export missile components from the United States to Iran, via the United Arab Emirates. The defendant, Andro Telemi, 42, of Sun Valley, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to export defense articles on […]

PRACTICAL TIP: Top ROI for Your Legal Dollars

Based on our experience, some of the best uses of resources on legal advice and assistance for businesses and entrepreneurs (from a “bang for your buck” perspective) are: Forming an LLC, Corporation or other limited liability entity. This can protect personal assets from business debts, judgment, and lawsuits. USPTO / Federal US Trademark Registration. This can […]

Trade & Innovation Law Blog Archive Thru March 1, 2012

T&I Blog ZONE DEFENSE: Counterfeit NBA Gear Seized By TechTradeAttorney posted in Intellectual Property on Saturday, March 3, 2012 I.C.E. Agents confiscate thousands of counterfeit goods at NBA All-Star Weekend More than 2,500 counterfeit items were confiscated as the result of a joint operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), […]