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Legal Essentials for Export Toolkit

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
April 27, 2016

This one-day educational program has three components designed to help businesses identify legal and compliance issues that are relevant as businesses pursue exporting opportunities. Trademark/service mark readiness:

  • Importance of protecting intellectual property, specifically name and trademark, in international markets
  • Process and time frame for protecting intellectual property internationally
  • Resources available to help conduct due diligence
  • Tips on avoiding costly litigation and disputes related to U.S. and international trademark infringement

2. Export control overview compliance training

  • Export control regulations and how they might affect doing business internationally. Processes and procedures that can help ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Trade embargoes, sanctions and restricted party screening
  • Resources available to help comply with export regulations

3. Foreign agent/distributor Contract checklist

  • Top 12 most important issues to address in a foreign agent/distributor agreement
  • How U.S. laws and regulations will impact the conduct of an agent/distributor for foreign sales
  • Resources available to help with due diligence regarding agent/distributor relationships
  • A foreign agent/distributor contract checklist