ForeignCompaniesDoingBusinessintheUnited States

Doing Business in the United States: State Laws Matter

Foreign companies doing business in the United States need to realize that state laws can matter every bit as much as U.S. federal laws. Many foreign companies know the U.S. is complex, but many do not know the extreme differences among U.S. states. The United States has been mired in a partisan struggle for several

What IP Rights Are Present in NFTs

What IP Rights are Present in NFTs?

Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench and Fred Rocafort sat down again to discuss Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the legal issues common to their creation and transfer. Check out the last conversations HERE and HERE. A transcription of this talk can be found below. NFTs inherently contain some copyright rights in digital information, but they do not automatically confer

Dao Entities

Key Considerations for a DAO Legal Entity Type

We have been writing and making videos discussing some of the legal basics around DAOs, such as the various DAO legal entity types and governance. DAOs seeking to register a legal entity encounter challenges. These challenges are present because many of the current options for legal entity structures were designed for centralized operations — which

NFT Legal Do's and Don'ts

NFT Legal Do’s and Don’ts

Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench and Fred Rocafort sat down again to discuss Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the legal issues common to their creation and transfer. Check out the last conversation HERE. A transcription of this talk can be found below. When dealing with NFTs, pay attention to the relevant contracts, whether they are smart contracts or traditional

Lawyer's Perspective: What is an NFT

A Lawyer’s Perspective: What is an NFT?

Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench and Fred Rocafort sat down to discuss Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the legal issues common to their creation and transfer. A transcription of this talk can be found below. NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are digital assets, defined by Merriam-Webster as “a unique digital identifier that cannot be copied, substituted, or subdivided, that is recorded in a blockchain,

U.S. Estate Planning and Law for International Families

U.S. Estate Planning and Law for International Families

Thanks to globalization, many of us have family all over the world. If you live outside the U.S., but have relatives in the U.S., you may someday find that you have been named a beneficiary of a will governed by U.S. law. You might also find that even though your recently departed relative lived outside

Federal Legislation Gets the Attention, but State Laws Matter Also

Federal Legislation Gets the Attention, but State Laws Also Matter

If you’re not American, U.S. politics can be confusing. And believe us, even if you are American, they’re confusing. The United States has been mired in a partisan struggle for several decades (some would say, for the past 245 years), and during the past 10 years it has been particularly difficult to pass legislation through

Webtrademarks

Web3 Trademarks: Be Basic

With the rapid growth of the Web3 economy shaking up things across legal fields, it is not surprising that the registration of Web3 trademarks is raising novel issues. Web3 businesses should, of course, keep these issues on their radar when crafting brand strategies, but at the same time they must not neglect trademark basics. Similarity

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Harris Bricken Welcomes Jack Scrantom to Its Immigration Practice

Harris Bricken welcomes immigration lawyer Jack Scrantom to its immigration practice, which provides immigration strategy and planning for businesses, investors, individuals, and families. Jack advises clients on a wide range of matters at the intersection of business and immigration, including workforce and mobility planning, cross-border employment, and permanent residency and specialty visa issues. He also