An author or other person in California who produces a copyrightable work understandably wants protection for his or her creative endeavor. The World Intellectual Property Organization reports that the good news is, thanks to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, copyright protection received in the United States may extend around the world.
In a previous blog, we reviewed two provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. If you are part of a company in California that is involved in international business transactions, you may have more questions about this law, particularly because violations can result in investigations, sanctions and penalties that could cost your company millions. We at the Daily Law Group have a deep understanding of all the legal aspects of the FCPA, and how companies can stay safely within its boundaries.
The United States has enacted federal laws to regulate certain international trade actions. Companies in California and elsewhere in the country may find themselves under investigation if they do not take care to become familiar with the ways these laws may intersect with their international business transactions.
We have focused on numerous issues related to conducting business on the global stage, and this is an important aspect of conducting business for many companies. In this post, we will look into some of the advantages that may come with international business partners and some of the things you might want to take into consideration before moving forward. From new opportunities to expertise that a business partner located overseas may be able to provide, there are a variety of reasons why these relationships can be crucial for companies in Newport Beach and all over the state of California.
Located between Europe, Africa and Asia, Dubai is a bustling city with markets friendly to international businesses. If your California company is ready to make inroads to the Middle East, or Dubai specifically, getting the right business advice is critical to making the move a success. Daily Law Group has helped clients participate in the Dubai World Center initiative and navigate the UAE.
Many forward-thinking California business owners, particularly those in the technology arena, may be thinking about the global market. According to the MIT Technology Review, Dubai is an increasingly entrepreneur-friendly location that could provide access to millions of new customers.
California companies involved in international trade are subject to trade policy developments around the globe. The World Trade Organization notes that trade-facilitating and trade-restricting measures are constantly being implemented. In fact, according to the data gathered by the WTO for the period between October 2016 and May 2017, there was an average of more than 10 new measures each month.
Your company has recently made the exciting decision to pursue business on an international level from your headquarters in California. The possibility of expanding globally and reaching new audiences is an incredibly exciting opportunity, but also one that you should carefully navigate to avoid costly consequences. At Daily Law Group, we have helped many international business owners to determine their legal needs as they expand at a global level.
The team at the Daily Law Group in California understands that to compete in a global market, you have to be able to maximize your employee expertise in locations around the world. For example, if you have a business location in the Middle East, you may need to send someone from your California office to learn and share the knowledge and cultures of the organization with both locations.
Our law firm recently posted a write-up on the perks associated with taking a company global. Indeed, making this decision can be an excellent way to take your business to the next level. With that said, there are times when international disputes may arise. Business disputes can arise regardless of whether you expand internationally, but international business disputes can be particularly complicated, in certain instances. However, you should not become unnecessarily stressed out if you have found yourself in this position. Instead, you should focus on handling the disagreement appropriately.