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  • How Can I Protect My Trademark Abroad?

    Protecting intellectual property rights overseas is often difficult based on country laws that could be lax or nonexistent in ensuring that a trademark or other IP is safe when moving through the nation. However, it is possible through contacting the right officials that a trademark may have safeguards in place with the Trademark and Patent Office.

  • How to Determine if International Products Are Subject to International Dumping Rules

    When determining if a product is subject to dumping rules, the international laws must be taken into account. This means that there may be actions against dumping such as unfairly low prices, certain stipulations that may offset subsidies and possible emergency measures to protect domestic entities.

  • Developing an Export Control Plan

    When businesses have products that need to be exported to other countries, it is imperative that a proper control plan is developed for exports.

  • Exceptions to United States Anti-Boycott Provisions of the Export Administration Act

    There are some exceptions available with anti-boycott provisions in place for exported materials. Many of these depend on the country, the product and other factors of the shipping such as the container, the vehicle and the manner of care given to the items.

  • United Nations Convention and its Impact on Contracts for the Sale of Goods

    The United Nations conventions and other meetings are in place to ensure uniform and reasonable regulations are in place across several countries with certain international concerns. Among these is the sale and export of goods between borders and across the United Nations.

  • Effect of Equitable Price Adjustments in International Contracts

    International contracts may be full of various stipulations based on the countries included in the arrangements. This means that those involved must fully understand all the processes that affect the outcome of the dealings. Adjustments must be effective and efficient.

  • New IRS Regulations on Reporting Obligations of Foreign Financial Assets by Domestic Entities

    Individuals are obligated to report all data about foreign financial assets and property under the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act along with regulations provided by the Internal Revenue Service. This applies to domestic entities in the United States where the residence or primary habitat is within the country.

  • Could 2017 Be the Year of Larger NAFTA Payloads?

    For Texans, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not only visible in an invigorated economy but also in the physical dynamic of increased commercial traffic.

  • The Latest Milestone in U.S. / Cuba Relations: Commercial Flights

    The United States and Cuba marked another historic milestone recently when JetBlue Flight 387 sojourned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Abel Santamaria Airport in Santa Clara, Cuba. Flight 387 was the first direct commercial flight between the two countries in more than a half-century. Six months ago, the two countries signed an agreement to re-establish scheduled air service between them, moving beyond the charter services that had been the sole direct flights for many years.

  • End-to-End Encryption and a New Understanding of Technology and Software Export Controls

    On June 3, 2016, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) both published in the Federal Register final rules updating a number of definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) (81 Fed. Reg. 35,586) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) (81 Fed. Reg. 35,611), respectively.

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