CLE = “Doing Business Between Washington State/U.S. and Japan: Advice for U.S. Companies Looking to Transact or Invest in Japan”

Join John Shanahan and Naoko Inoue Shatz, who will be discussing legal issues U.S. companies need to be aware of when they establish businesses in Japan.  Key topics that will be discussed include: 1) an introduction to entity selection and business formation in Japan, including timing, immigration issues, cost, tax considerations, and management implications of…

Event Report: WSBA International Practice Section 2015 Kickoff

The WSBA International Practice Section 2015 Kickoff was held on January 22, 2015 at K&L Gates in Seattle, Washington.  Law students who participated in the IPS mentor-mentee program through the IPS’s Foreign Lawyers/Law Students Reception held in fall 2014 were invited and many of them attended to meet their mentors, enhancing networking among IPS members, guest-attorneys,…

CLE = “Core Issues in the Nagoya Protocol – A Masterpiece in Creative Ambiguity or a Worst Piece in Ambiguous Creativity”

Just after midnight on October 29, 2010, the tenth Conference of Parties of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Nagoya Protocol is designed to create greater legal certainty…

IPS Membership Renewal

It’s time to renew your International Practice Section membership!  Click HERE for quick renewal.  Learn more about IPS membership benefits on the Global Gavel.  Thank you to those who already renewed their IPS membership for 2014-2015!  

CLE Summary = Ethics in International Dual-Jurisdictional Practice

The summary of the following WSBA IPS CLE on December 16, 2014 is now available on the “CLE Summaries” page of the Global Gavel: “Ethics in International Dual-Jurisdictional Practice” Presented by John Strait, Seattle University School of Law. Please click HERE for the original announcement of this CLE.

WSBA International Practice Section 2015 Kickoff

The International Practice Section of the WSBA focuses on international practice, international law, immigration law, and any cross border transactions.   As a result, it includes members who have a wide variety of backgrounds, from those simply intellectually interested to part-time practitioners, to full-time practitioners, to government, to business, to foreign lawyers, to academia. The…

CLE = “Online Copyright and Trademark Enforcement in the U.S. and Abroad”

Join IP attorney Lucas Michels as he discusses various issues you may encounter in seeking to protect copyright and trademark rights online throughout the world, including obtaining legal protections for copyrighted works and trademarks online and abroad, and measures to enforce rights in such works and marks online, both in the U.S. and abroad.  Specific…

IPS 2015 Kickoff / Post-Holiday Party

SAVE THE DATE!   The INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE SECTION of the Washington State Bar Association cordially invites you to attend its 2015 Kickoff / Post-Holiday Party on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at K&L Gates in downtown Seattle.  Further information to follow via the IPS listserv, the IPS LinkedIn page, and the “Upcoming Events” page of our website.