Cargo Shipping Business

A Guide to Starting a Maritime Cargo Shipping Business

The financial barriers to starting a cargo shipping business are significant and every level of operation requires a significant amount of capital investment. Even assuming you can afford to purchase a seaworthy vessel, entry into the industry is complex due in large part to the varying stakeholders whose functions are essential to operations. For those

Israeli companies moving to the United States

Israel: Business Exodus Coming?

Israel is in the throes of a polarizing debate over the future of its judicial system. If reforms being pursued by the current Israeli government are adopted, critics argue, the country’s very “democracy and system of checks and balances” may be at risk. In the eyes of some opponents of the proposed overhaul, its consequences

FREE Webinar: The Legal Fundamentals for Blockchain Companies

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 12 p.m. PST, Harris Bricken attorneys Paul Coble and Jonathan Bench will host a free, hour-long webinar on the intellectual property and international business fundamentals for blockchain entrepreneurs. This blockchain webinar will focus on the following: How does the use of intellectual property in web3 differ from web2? How

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Insurance Agents … But With Better Suits and Shoes*

Every disaster – and at this point I think we can number the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-202X among them – produces “winners”, people and companies who benefit. Just over 10 years ago I was living in Japan when a devastating earthquake and resultant tsunami killed nearly 20,000 people, with another 2,500 missing and presumed dead.

Security and Data Protection on Blockchain featuring Jonathan Bench

Harris Bricken attorney Jonathan Bench will be attending the Web3 Toronto Summit from March 1-2, 2023, at the Toronto Congress Centre. On Thursday, March 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. EST, Jonathan will be presenting on “Security and Data Protection on Blockchain.” He will be joined by blockchain experts Vandana Taxali (Artcryption) and Harrison Jordan (Harrison Jordan

Spain for digital nomads and entrepreneurs

Spain for Digital Nomads and Entrepreneurs

Spain has enacted various laws to bring in talented people who want to start a business or invest in Spain. Spain now allows foreign investors and skilled individuals to apply for extended visas. Most importantly for our firm’s clients, Spain now has loosened up its visa and tax policies for foreign entrepreneurs and digital nomads.

CLE Trends and Topics in International Law

WSBA Webinar: Harris Bricken Attorney Presents on Protecting IP Overseas

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 it is

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

March 9, 2023, CLE Webinar: International Patent Assignments and Priority

Jonathan Bench (Harris Bricken) and Austen Zuege (Westman Champlin & Koehler) will be presenting “Patent Assignments and Priority in an International Context: U.S., Europe, and Asia” in a CLE webinar on March 9, 2023 hosted by Strafford. This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel and technology entrepreneurs on patent assignments and priority in the international

February 28, 2023 Webinar: Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

Harris Bricken attorney Ngosong Fonkem will be presenting “Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview of Legal Considerations” in an upcoming webinar on February 28th, 2023, hosted by the International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC). “The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the resulting disruptions of international supply chains, energy supplies and businesses have led to