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Client Alert – USTR Unveils Second List of Chinese Goods to Be Hit With Steep Tariffs and Turns Focus to Proposed Third List; Entities Seeking Relief Must Act Soon

Recently, in connection with the quickly and significantly escalating trade war between the United States and China relating to Chinese technology transfer and intellectual property practices found by the Trump Administration in a Section 301 investigation to be unfair to U.S. companies (the “China 301 Investigation”), the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has:  (1) promulgated the [...]

Partner R. Mark Halligan selected on behalf of the United States for the award of Innovation Asset Management by Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2018

In his quest to make the protection of trade secrets more effective, Mark co-invented the new Trade Secret Examiner® software platform that was commercially deployed in August 2017 by The Trade Secret Office Inc. This easy to use software automates and blockchains trade secret asset management to validate the existence of trade secrets; inventory and [...]

Client Alert – Caught in the Crossfire: Helping Companies Survive the Trade War

The Trump Administration’s imposition of additional tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum has been met with retaliation on a global scale, with hapless companies caught in the crossfire.  The Administration’s tariffs were based on a little-used statute dating back to the Cold War, Section 232 of the Trade [...]

FisherBroyles’ Partner Philip Gallas Speaking on Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on June 21 in Washington, DC

Philip Gallas, a Partner in FisherBroyles' International Trade group, will be speaking as a panelist on the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs that will be held in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2018. This program, which is being co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar, the ABA Section of International Law, the Customs and International Trade [...]

Partner Geoffrey Goodale to Speak at Key Sanctions Developments Conference with Senior OFAC Official and In-House Sanctions Counsel

Geoffrey Goodale, a Partner in the Washington, DC office of FisherBroyles and Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 11th Annual Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance thatis being held from April 24-26 in Washington, DC.  Speaking with him at this high-level program [...]

Client Alert – Trump Administration Imposes Harsh Russian Sanctions – More May Follow

On April 6, 2018, the Trump Administration announced its most extensive Russia-related sanctions to date (the “April 6 Sanctions”).  Specifically, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, placed numerous Russian individuals and entities on the List of Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN List”), [...]

Client Alert – U.S. Unveils Huge List of Chinese Products That Could Be Hit with Steep Tariffs; Entities Seeking Changes to List, Which May Be Greatly Expanded, Must Act Quickly

In response to Section 301 investigation findings that certain Chinese intellectual property and technology transfer laws and practices are unfair and harmful to U.S. companies, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has recently proposed that a 25 percent tariff be imposed on a long list of Chinese products that are imported into the United States (the [...]

Client Alert – U.S. Responds to Discriminatory Chinese IP Policies: Up to $60 Billion in Tariffs on Chinese Goods and Investment Restrictions

On March 22, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that it plans to take several drastic actions to respond to certain Chinese laws, policies, practices, and actions relating to intellectual property rights, innovation, and technology development that the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) concluded may be unfair and harmful to U.S. companies based on the findings of [...]

Trade Secret Partner, R. Mark Halligan, Will Speak at the 41st Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar

Trade Secret Partner, R. Mark Halligan, will speak at the 41st Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Loews Chicago Hotel May 17, 2018 For more information, click here.

R Mark Halligan, Trade Secret Attorney with FisherBroyles, Discusses the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and His New Book

R Mark Halligan, noted author and trade secret attorney with FisherBroyles, LLP discusses the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and his new book, Trade Secret Asset Management 2018: A Guide to Information Asset Management Including RICO and Blockchain.  War stories involving success in using computer forensics to help his clients obtain great results are [...]