U.S. customs wants you to maximize compliance and demonstrate "reasonable care."

ACE Non-participation Raises “a Red Flag” for U.S. Customs

The current customs and trade landscape is, for considerations relating to national security, economic competitiveness, unfair/illicit trade, supply chain dynamics, human rights, climate change, and consumer protection, more complex and fraught with risk than ever. This characterization is manifest in the terms and/or requirements of recently introduced legislative initiatives (TFTEA, EAPA, UFLPA, etc.), regional agreements

Mainland Chinese courts do not enforce U.S. judgments. Therefore, it is usually (but not always) a waste of time to bring a lawsuit in a U.S. court against a Chinese company that does not have assets in either the United States or in a country that enforces U.S. judgments.

Disputes with Chinese Companies

Disputes with Chinese companies are becoming increasingly common, yet they are not becoming any easier to resolve. Mainland Chinese courts do not enforce U.S. judgments. Therefore, it is usually (but not always) a waste of time to bring a lawsuit in a U.S. court against a Chinese company that does not have assets in either

NFT Contracts

NFT Contracts

Recently we have been drafting and reviewing NFT (non-fungible token)-related contracts for our clients. Some of our projects involved operating agreements for NFT companies and their owners. Others involved contracts for NFT companies with their investors or consultants. And because NFTs are intellectual property, we have also been involved in registering trademarks and preparing agreements

Harris Bricken Welcomes Attorney Matthew Schwartz

Harris Bricken welcomes real estate attorney Matthew Schwartz. Matthew represents developers, property owners, architects, engineers and contractors in both litigation and transactional matters. In litigation, he has a great deal of experience representing clients in contractual disputes arising from lease agreements and contracts of sale, as well as a variety of construction-related matters. Matthew has

Harris Bricken Welcomes Paralegal Emily Chen

Harris Bricken welcomes paralegal Emily Chen. Emily is a junior international business and legal advisor serving in the Seattle office. She works with the immigration, corporate, and China law practice groups and assists on a wide range of non-immigrant and immigrant matters, including advising clients applying for their visas as students, investors, and specialty occupation

Harris Bricken Thanks USPTO

Harris Bricken would like to thank the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for inviting our lead intellectual property attorney, Fred Rocafort, to participate in the Southeast Asia IP Roadshow. Held on July 18, the event brought together IP specialists from the corporate, legal, and government sectors. Unfortunately, the event was not recorded, but

Continuing to put pressure on Russia-origin goods

Russia: Tightening the Screws, One Turn of the Screwdriver at a Time

As the war in Ukraine enters its sixth month, the U.S. and its allies continue to look for opportunities to undermine Russia’s ambitions using economic means. While this dynamic has played out primarily in the export realm, import policy is also proving to be a pressure point. A prime example of this involves the Biden

Crypto regulation

Who Will Regulate Your Crypto and How

The past two weeks have seen a flurry of proposed regulatory activity in cryptocurrency. Governments around the world are making a sustained push for regulation similar in form and scope to regulations in more traditional financial markets. Many are now wondering who will regulate my crypto, and how do they plan to regulate it? Who

Free Webinar: Southeast Asia Intellectual Property Roadshow featuring Fred Rocafort

Register HERE! Tune in as Harris Bricken attorney Fred Rocafort and other experts discuss IP enforcement and protection for companies doing business in Southeast Asia. Join policy makers, thought leaders, and experienced practitioners in the field of intellectual property (IP)—including speakers from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the U.S. Association of Southeast

arbitration versus litigation

Arbitrations – Worth the Supposed Savings?

When I was starting my career as a lawyer in the early 2000s, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) became very popular. ADR includes mediation and arbitration. During that time in my career, I was working mostly on transactional matters and some of the senior lawyers told me it could be legal malpractice not to at least