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Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute: Developments under Nestlé v. Doe and Cargill v. Doe

The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) allows federal courts to hear lawsuits filed by foreign nationals for torts committed in violation of international law. The 2021 U.S. Supreme Court cases of Nestlé v. Doe and Cargill v. Doe consider whether suits under the ATS are permissible against these U.S. corporations that allegedly aided and abetted in perpetration of child slavery on…

Waiving Intellectual Property Protections under TRIPS for COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to adversely affect the world’s population, particularly in less developed countries where access to COVID-19 vaccines remains a challenge. In response, last fall, India and South Africa proposed a wide-ranging waiver of intellectual property protections relating to COVID-19 innovations under the multilateral Agreement for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)….

Overview of 2021 Amendments to China’s Patent Law

China overhauled its Patent Law in October 2020. The new rules, which took effect on June 1, 2021, cover designs, inventions made for hire, abuse of patent rights, patentability, term adjustment, licensing, enforcement, and pharmaceutical patent linkage.  Please join us for a presentation regarding these changes by Mr. Kenny Ko, who is a Patent Attorney…

New Developments in Advertising Law and Consumer Protection in Chile (Webinar)

Please join the International Practice Section for a presentation for an update on the new developments in Advertising law and Consumer Protection in Chile. We will discuss the challenges that companies and legal practitioners need to overcome in the current global economy, as well as recent Chilean class actions which involve Apple MacOnline, among others. …

Navigating the U.S./China Trade War into the Biden Administration (Webinar)

Over the last four years, tensions between the United States and China escalated rapidly with the battle squarely focused on trade between the two countries. With strong bipartisan support, many of the recent U.S. efforts to sanction Chinese companies are expected to continue – and perhaps grow – during the Biden Administration, but the focus…

CLE: An Informative Session on Vietnamese Legal System

With one of the fastest growing economies of any country in the world, the legal practice in Vietnam is dynamic and challenging. Join the discussion as two Vietnam-based attorneys share their perspectives on practicing law in Vietnam’s heavily international and rapidly evolving legal environment. Seminar participants will learn about the education and licensing of attorneys,…

New Huneke Fellow

Rachel Platin was elected to serve as the Huneke Fellow of the WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) for 2020 – 2021. Rachel is a 3L at Gonzaga University School of Law. You can learn more about her on the “Current Huneke Fellow” page on the site. The Huneke Fellowship is an annual program administered by…