Matthew Dresden
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Trademarks are among the most important assets of any company. Indeed, if it weren’t for trademarks, customers would be unlikely to even find a company’s products. Naturally, then, most U.S. companies want to protect these essential and valuable assets to the greatest extent possible and therefore make sure that they are registered with the United … read more

Matthew Dresden
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As more U.S. companies and individuals seek to sell their goods and services in foreign markets, it is important that they obtain protection for their trademarks in these markets. One way to minimize the cost of obtaining trademark protection abroad is to make use of the Madrid Protocol (Protocol). 121 countries have signed the Protocol … read more

Nadja Vietz
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As the country with the world’s largest economy, the United States offers some of the best business opportunities in the world.  To assist businesses in taking advantage of those opportunities, this guide provides an overview of the US legal system and some of the laws relevant to doing business in the US United States Legal … read more

Nadja Vietz
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You’ve taken the first steps in expanding your business into Spain, perhaps by forming distributorship relations. Now, you’re ready to put down deeper roots by renting office space and hiring staff. With these pieces in place you will be considered a “permanent establishment,” and it’s time to go beyond simply registering your foreign business. Foreign … read more

Nadja Vietz
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In September 2013, the Spanish parliament approved a new law allowing non-EU investors to apply for a Spanish residence permit and by extension for a Schengen visa. The objective of the law is to attract entrepreneurs to Spain and to stimulate foreign investment in Spanish real estate, public debt, and job creation.  What this all … read more

Nadja Vietz
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Earlier this year, trade secrets became explicitly protected under Spanish national law when EU Directive (2016/943/EU) became part of Spain law. Before Spain incorporated this EU Directive on trade secrets, it did not have a consistent definition of the term “trade secrets.” In addition to this new Spain law providing a consistent definition for trade … read more

William Perry
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The United States Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in China last week issued a 143 page report setting forth their recommendations for US-China trade negotiations. Though both of these organizations have a long-standing history of calling for engagement with China so as to further US business interests, this report recommends anything … read more

Nadja Vietz
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Als das Land mit der größten Volkswirtschaft der Welt bieten die Vereinigten Staaten einige der weltweit besten Geschäftsmöglichkeiten. Der folgende Abriss über das US-Rechtssystem und einige der für den Handel mit und in den USA relevanten Gesetze soll Unternehmen dabei unterstützen, diese Chancen zu ihrem Vorteil zu nutzen.  I. Rechtssystem der Vereinigten Staaten Die Vereinigten … read more