Mexico intellectual property IP

An Intellectual Property Lesson from Mexico for Manufacturers

A conversation with a client this week reminded me that there many different flavors of intellectual property (IP), and that many companies should look carefully at integrating intellectual property rights (IPR) protection processes into all of their interactions with clients and especially prospective clients. Imagine a company that is well-regarded in its field, contacted by

Chile Election

Chile’s Presidential Elections: We’re Paying Attention

On December 16, Chile will hold the second round of its presidential elections. Facing off will be José Antonio Kast, who obtained 27.91% of the first round vote, and Gabriel Boric, who came in second with 25.83%. Kast is commonly described as “far-right,” with “leftist” the preferred adjective for Boric. For Latin America watchers, these

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What Are NFTs and How Can I get Involved?

NFTs (non fungible tokens) are the newest buzzword. They’re everywhere, and everyone who is someone is getting involved. Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, Tom Brady. The most important questions about them: what are they and how can I make money off of them? The answer is simpler than you think. NFT stands for non-fungible tokens, which

gender-neutral passports

With U.S. Issuing Gender-Neutral Passports, Travelers Should Beware of Potential Risks

Non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming Americans can now obtain gender-neutral passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) with an X gender marker. Previously, the State Department had announced that applicants would be able to self-select their gender “as ‘M’ or ‘F,'” irrespective of the gender specified in other identity documents, and without a need

The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program

The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program: How to Make it Work for You

1. We’re The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program and We’re Here to Help In this time of fragmented production strategies and far-flung supply chains, importing can be fraught with uncertainty, inefficiency, and risk. Add to this the disruptive effects of an exponential increase in trade volume, a multi-year pandemic, an overheated enforcement environment,

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President López Obrador Tells It Like It Is at North American Leaders’ Summit

On November 18, U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico and Prime Justin Minister Trudeau of Canada to the White House for the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016. The summit followed a U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue in September, and virtual and real-world meetings earlier this year with Canadian

DAOs and the Paradox of Corporate Form

The Paradox of the DAO and the Corporate Form

Are you considering forming or investing in a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (known in the cryptocurrency world as a “DAO”)? The purpose of this post is to consider DAOs in the broader context of cryptocurrency investment and the paradox around corporate form created by their very existence. I will also propose some domestic and international entity

FREE Webinar – The U.S. Legal Landscape for Foreign Investors

FREE Webinar – The U.S. Legal Landscape for Foreign Investors

REGISTER HERE No other country in the world attracts more foreign direct investment (FDI) than the United States. Over the last two decades, FDI in the United States has nearly quadrupled, from $1.2 trillion in 2000 to $4.6 trillion in 2020. This undisputed leadership is fueled by belief in the power of the American economy

Spain's real estate market

Spain Real Estate: Now is the Time

As we move into what some are calling the late pandemic phase, now is the time to invest in Spain real estate. Earlier this year I wrote about buying property in Spain, concluding that although it’s a great time to acquire vacation property (or a primary residence) in Spain, purchasers should be certain they thoroughly