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

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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

Legal Issues with Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Legal Issues

If your clients, neighbors, and friends are not yet talking to you about Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (“DAOs”), they soon will. Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench and Robert Lamb sat down to discuss Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and the legal issues that come with them. A transcription of this talk can be found below. A DAO is an

trademarking foreign words with USPTO

Trademarking Foreign Words: Be Careful

For some brands, trademarking foreign words or phrases might hit just the right note in terms of image. The word “bakery” might make consumers in Seattle think of their local Safeway, while boulangerie evokes flaky, buttery croissants in Paris. Yet the use of foreign words raises certain issues when it comes to registering trademarks in

Alternative DIspute Resolution ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation, Arbitration, and Appraisal

Over the years, “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) has become more and more prevelant in both contract drafting as well as litigation. Far from being an “alternative,” most disputes at some point will involve some degree of ADR, whether required by contract, by the courts, or driven by the costs of litigation. Despite the name “alternative,”

U.S. Employment Law for Foreign Companies

U.S. Employment Law for Foreign Companies

With a GDP of $20 trillion and a population of 325 million people, the United States is the world’s largest consumer market. Household spending is the highest in the world, accounting for more than a quarter of global household consumption, and free trade agreements with 20 countries provide enhanced access to hundreds of millions of

Does My International Business Need to Pay U.S. Federal and State Taxes?

Does My International Business Need to Pay U.S. Federal and State Taxes?

Our foreign direct investment team regularly fields inquiries from international companies and existing international clients regarding establishing U.S. business operations. (See Does My International Company Need to Register in the U.S. and How Does My International Company Do Banking in the U.S.?) This post will answer questions for foreign companies regarding when they must pay

Keeping an Eye on the Changing Landscape of U.S. Real Estate Investment

U.S. Real Estate Investment

In 1624, the Dutch West India Company established the settlement of New Amsterdam at the southern tip of the island known as Manhattan. Pretty much since then, investors from all over the world have flocked to The City That Never Sleeps, singing: Start spreading the news I’m leaving today I want to be a part

What to do When United States Customs is Coming After You

What to do When United States Customs is Coming After You

Years ago, in Importing Goods From China: The Risks Are Rising, we wrote how companies can recognize impending antidumping (AD) or countervailing duty (CVD) petitions. In this post I address what you as an importer, exporter or foreign producer should do if you see an AD/CVD storm looming. The first thing you should do is determine whether