Customs Seize Counterfeit Credit Cards

A male Mexican national was arrested last month for attempting to smuggle a number of fraudulent credit cards through the Dennis DeConcini port. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting an inspection of a tourist bus selected Leonardo Daniel Robles Castro, 23, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection. During the search, officers found and […]

Mexico Joins the International Trademark System

On November 19, 2012, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, deposited Mexico’s instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol). The treaty entered into force with respect to Mexico on February 19, 2013. This brings the total number of members in the Madrid Protocol to 89. The Madrid […]

Jim Chester Speaks to Dallas Association of Young Lawyers About M&A Due Diligence

J. F. (Jim) Chester, founding partner in the Dallas-based global business & technology law firm of CHESTER pllc, recently presented on due diligence issues and strategies to an audience of young attorneys at an event sponsored by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL). Chester co-presented with Stephanie Gause of Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, […]

Jim Chester and Sophilia Hsu Publish Article in Currents: International Trade Law Journal

CHESTER pllc is pleased to announce that founding partner J. F. (Jim) Chester and associate Sophilia Hsu have authored an article that is being published in the upcoming Summer 2013 edition of Currents: International Trade Law Journal. The article is called Going Global: A Legal Primer for Innovation and Knowledge Based Companies. The article is […]

Project Honeygate: One of the Largest Anti-Dumping Cases in US History

Five individuals and two domestic honey-processing companies have been charged with federal crimes in connection with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-led investigation surrounding illegal importations of honey from China. The charges assert that the Chinese-origin honey was misdeclared as other commodities upon importation into the United States and transshipped […]

Jim Chester Speaks to Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas

J. F. (Jim) Chester, founder and managing partner in the Dallas-based global business & technology law firm of CHESTER pllc, recently presented a webinar on protecting intellectual property in international markets to the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas. Chester spoke from CHESTER pllc’s main office in Dallas to attendees in locations across […]

CHESTER pllc Hosts Art Contest for High School Students

CHESTER pllc will hold its inaugural Art of Innovation Contest, which encourages students to explore the theme of innovation. The local art contest is open to all high school students that live in the 75214 zipcode, which encompasses neighborhoods in Lakewood and East Dallas. Prizes include cash awards up to $250 in addition to donations to the […]

Jim Chester Speaks at DISD’s Career Day Event

J. F. (Jim) Chester,  founding partner in the Dallas-based business and intellectual property law firm of CHESTER pllc, recently spoke to students at Lakewood Elementary School as part of in Dallas Independent School District’s (DISD) career day event.  Chester, whose law practice involves commercial IP, technology transactions and international business/trade matters, also teaches courses on […]

Operation Red Zone: Keeping Super Bowl Merchandise Honest

Speaking at a National Football League (NFL) news conference Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton and NFL Vice President for Legal Affairs Anastasia Danias announced the record-breaking results of a nationwide enforcement operation. The initiative, dubbed ‘Operation Red Zone,’ commenced Sept. 1, 2012, and targeted international shipments of counterfeit merchandise as […]

CHESTER pllc 2012 Holiday Letter

With one year almost at an end and a new year already visible on the horizon, it’s natural to look back over the past months to reflect a bit before diving head first into 2013. As such, and in keeping with the time-honored tradition of the “Holiday Letter,” I wanted to take this opportunity to revisit […]