EU China and US trademark law

How US, EU and China Trademark Systems Differ

Our team handles trademark work around the world for our clients, but the jurisdictions with which we work the most are the United States, European Union, and China. While there are considerable similarities among these three jurisdictions when it comes to trademark law, in this post we look at how the U.S., E.U., and China

Immigration law united states

Has the Biden-Harris Administration Enabled an Immigration Reset?

In November 2020, I published the first in a 4-part series of posts titled “Biden-Harris Offers a Chance for an Immigration Reset”. My third post in the series was published on President Biden’s Inauguration Day, and I posted again two and a half weeks later. Nine months later, what has President Biden done to reform

Spain Trade Secret Law

Spain Trade Secret Law

Trade secrets became explicitly protected under Spanish national law when EU Directive (2016/943/EU) became part of Spain law in 2019. A trade secret in Spain is now defined as secret information, unknown to those who usually handle such kinds of information and not readily accessible. This information also must have commercial value precisely because it

Recognition of Foreign Judgments in US Courts

Recognition of Foreign Judgments in United States Courts

This post is on recognition of foreign judgments in United States Courts. More particularly, it is on the law U.S. courts look to when deciding whether to enforce a foreign court judgment, the foreign judgments they will enforce, and the procedures they use to determine whether to enforce. 1. Winning a foreign lawsuit is one

Inheritance in Germany

How to Handle an Inheritance in Germany

You just learned you have an inheritance in Germany. Perhaps a German Court has notified you that you are an heir under a will or you have received notice that you may be an heir under Germany’s intestate succession laws. What should you do? Under Germany’s inheritance laws a decedent’s property passes directly to his

Propiedad Intelectual estados unidos

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

United States Litigation Guide

United States Litigation Guide

This United States litigation guide is intended to help foreign companies that do business in or with the United States to navigate U.S. litigation. Commercial lawsuits typically stem from disputes between people or businesses. These lawsuits generally proceed through distinct phases: pleadings, discovery, trial, and possibly an appeal. However, parties can halt this process by

Which State is best for foreign companies

In Which U.S. State Should We Set Up Our Company?

Every week we talk with international companies that are trying to bring their product or service to the U.S. market. The #1 question I get is: In which U.S. state should we set up our operations? I always respond like this: the answer to this question depends on your goals for your business. Then I

International tax lawyer

The Legal and Tax Effects of Doing Business Internationally

When I am speaking with international companies looking to do business in a foreign country (which sometimes means the United States), I like to start with their business plan. Most companies develop their business plans long before they decide to check with their lawyer to see where they might run into issues. They understand their

How to Form a Company in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Form a Company in Mexico

Contents of this Article: Options when forming a Mexico company Choose the right Mexican entity for your business Steps to forming a Mexican company Mexican tax ID, fiscal address, tax declarations and social security Register with Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Investment Additional issues on forming a Mexican entity An investor looking to do business in