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"Legal Essentials to Export" Toolkit - Traverse City

These educational programs are designed to help businesses identify legal and compliance issues that are relevant as businesses pursue export opportunities. Join Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC and special guest speakers for an interactive workshop to learn tips and tools to ensure compliance.


•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


•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

The seminars will be held at Networks Northwest, 600 E. Front St., Suite 104, Traverse City, MI, 49686.

Seminars are free, but registration is required.

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