CLE Trends and Topics in International Law

WSBA Webinar: Harris Bricken Attorney Presents on Protecting IP Overseas

Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney Fred Rocafort and other experts in the area of international law for a live webinar hosted by the Washington State Bar Association. This event will help attendees understand crucial international issues in intellectual property and real property. Fred’s session, titled Protecting IP Overseas, will explore the reasons for which

international litigation

Anatomy of a U.S. Lawsuit – Where Do I Sue?

Filing a lawsuit in the United States can feel daunting, and one of the earliest decisions you will need to make is where to sue. While there are cases that can only be filed in state court (i.e., when all parties are domiciled in one state) and others that can only be filed in federal

A Legal Primer on Doing Business in the United States

Doing Business in the United States: The Laws You Should Know

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 United States. 1. The

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

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

Matthew Schwartz

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

Emily Chen

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

Thank you

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