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Legal Essentials to Export: Intellectual Property & Foreign Business Partner Contract

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
September 12, 2017

A half-day education program to help businesses identify legal and compliance issues that are relevant as businesses pursue export opportunities.

  • Trademark/Service Mark Readiness
    - Discussion of types of intellectual property
    - Importance of protecting intellectual property, specifically name and trademark, in international markets
    - Process and time frame for protecting intellectual property internationally, including alternative strategies
    - Resources available to help combat infringement
    - Tips on avoiding costly litigation and disputes related to U.S. and international trademark infringement
  • Foreign Agent/Distributor Contract Checklist
    - Top 12 most important issues to address in contracts with foreign business partners
    - How U.S. laws and regulations will impact the relationship
    - Resources available to help with due diligence regarding foreign business partners
    - A foreign agent/distributor contract checklist