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International Trade Attorneys

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Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, L.L.P. provides thorough, expert counsel to meet clients' unique legal needs in the fields of international trade, intellectual property litigation and customs transactions. The firm’s attorneys are committed to providing excellence by listening to clients, offering realistic legal evaluations and rapidly developing strategies at a reasonable cost. Established thirty-five years ago in Washington, D.C., Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, L.L.P. is recognized as a leader in the field of Section 337 litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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Alternative Trade Remedies, Policy, and Legal Developments: Old Meets New (October, 2017)

 

AMS attorney Beau Jackson will participate in a panel entitled “Alternative Trade Remedies, Policy, and Legal Developments: Old Meets New” as part of the Second International Trade Law Fall Update in Cleveland on October 27, 2017. Other panelists include Neil R. Ellis (Sidley Austin LLP) and Daniel Calhoun (U.S. Dept. of Commerce). The panel will be chaired by Tino Potuto Kimble (Tata Steel).

The title of this year’s event is “Emerging Trends and Unique Approaches to the Enforcement of U.S. Customs and International Trade Laws.” Organized by Professor Jucelino F. Colares, the Second Annual Trade Law Fall Update features the Hon. Leo Gordon, U.S. Court of International Trade Judge, and a renowned cadre of customs and trade officials and leading practitioners from Washington DC, New York City, Kansas City and Los Angeles. These experts will examine the impact of recently enacted trade statutes and significant enforcement policy shifts on Customs and International Trade Law practice and what can be inferred about the future of this field under the Trump Administration.

The Second International Trade Law Fall Update will be held at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and also webcast live. CLE credit is available. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. For additional details, please click here.

US-EU Small and Medium Enterprise Trade Workshop (October, 2017)

 

AMS will join Kansas Global Trade Services in sponsoring this year’s US-European Union Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) trade workshop, which focuses on expanded European trade opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses.

The annual meeting is a collaborative effort between the United States and the European Union to bring together small and medium businesses and stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic with government officials to discuss trade issues of particular interest to SMEs.

The workshop alternates between the US and EU, and is convened by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and EU counterpart agencies. This year’s meeting in Wichita marks the first time the U.S. event has been held outside of Washington, DC.

In addition to the firm’s sponsorship of the event, AMS attorney Beau Jackson will speak on a panel entitled “Manufacturing SMEs in transatlantic trade: export strategies, regulatory issues and barriers to trade.” Other confirmed panelists include Christina Sevilla (USTR) and Pat Kirwan (Commerce). Karyn Page will moderate the panel.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 19 at the Wichita State University Innovation Campus. The event agenda can be found in the attached pdf file. For more information, including registration details, click here.

Extending US Trade Secret Law to Reach IP Theft in China (June, 2017)

 

 AMS attorney Jonathan Engler published an article in Flat Fee IP entitled "Extending US Trade Secret Law to Reach IP Theft in China: An ITC Lawyer's Reply."

The full text of the article can be accessed here.

Intellectual Property Practice Before the ITC (June, 2017)

 

AMS attorney Beau Jackson moderated the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s June 1 CLE event entitled “Intellectual Property Practice Before the ITC: Overview and Current Trends.”

 

Along with Beau, panelists included Larry Askew, General Counsel of Sizewize Rentals, LLC; Kyle Elliott of Spencer Fane; John Garretson of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; and Adam Seitz of EriseIP. Together, they provided an overview of Section 337 and the ITC. Specific topics of discussion included the prima facie elements of a Section 337 violation, the inner workings of the ITC, and current hot topics in Section 337 litigation, as well as practical insights and suggestions for litigating before the ITC.

Intellectual Property: Protect Your Rights (May, 2017)

 

AMS attorney Beau Jackson presented at the Kansas Global Trade Services’ May 25 class in Wichita entitled “Intellectual Property: Protect Your Rights.”

 

Along with Beau, FBI Special Agents Nathan Oubre and Tracey Jenkins spoke at the event. Together, they discussed how to structure foreign contracts in a way that protects IP; how to register IP with U.S. Customs to prevent the importation of competing knockoffs; how to use Section 337 as an enforcement mechanism; current IP policy issues of particular applicability to U.S. companies; and IP resources provided by the FBI.

“Adduci is literally in a class by itself…”
– International Savoir Faire, ITC Survey, IP Law & Business

 

“This well-established boutique contains the best-known team for Section 337 cases...”
– 2008 Chambers USA Guide

 

“The lawyers are receptive to working with you on a budget and talking about the expectations on both sides.”
– Client interview from 2010 Chambers USA
 
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