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Protecting Trade Secrets Abroad

Protecting Trade Secrets Abroad

When a company decides to expand internationally, not only must it take with it resources such as materials, capital and personnel, but also the trade secrets which it hopes will give it a competitive advantage in its new market.  Protecting…

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UK Terms & Conditions Not Fit for US Market

UK Terms & Conditions Not Fit for US Market

A common but serious mistake of UK companies selling goods in the United States is the assumption that the terms and conditions they use in the UK will be effective under US law.  Terms and conditions in both the UK…

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Beware the Dangers of Lawyers at Christmas

Some clients of mine have been so fond of this Christmas story, told in legalese, that I’ve decided to post it here.   While the author is unknown , the meaning couldn’t be more clear;  We must keep Christmas free…

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Dangers of Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors

Dangers of Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors

Businesses quite naturally seek to reduce expenses, streamline operations and reinvest returns. This is especially true for a UK company establishing itself in America, where expenses involved with a foreign presence must be vigilantly monitored.  One tempting way of reducing…

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Visas for Doing Business in the USA

Visas for Doing Business in the USA

Getting advice regarding visa requirements when you need can be priceless in avoiding a bureaucratic nightmare.  I am grateful to Janice Flynn  of US Visa Solutions for providing the following: Avoid US Visa Pitfalls When Doing Business in the US…

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