Boston Bar Association Chess Night

04/01/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Please join the Intellectual Property Law Section for a fun and social evening of chess at the BBA. Appetizers, beer, and wine will be available. This program is co-sponsored by the Boylston Chess Foundation. ...
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Massachusetts Bar Exam Rule Change for Foreign Lawyers

03/17/2014 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
In July 2010, the Supreme Judicial Court approved rule changes to allow lawyers trained in foreign countries to sit the Massachusetts Bar Exam. Our panel will discuss these rule changes and how they affect the many foreign lawyers in the Boston area. This will be an invaluable experience to hear from the actual people who had spearheaded the rule change initiative as well as the actual person who reviews all applications for the Board of Bar Examiners. Following the Panel there will be a Reception with drinks and appetizers....
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Terrorism and the Material Support Statute: A Panel Discussion on the First Circuit’s Decision in United States v. Mehanna and Related Issues

03/12/2014 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
In United States v. Mehanna the First Circuit issued one of the first notable decisions addressing the material support statute and terrorism following the Supreme Court’s decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project. In Humanitarian Law Project the Court, in a decision authored by Chief Justice Roberts, held that the First Amendment did not prohibit prosecution for speech that is coordinated with, or at the direction of, a designated foreign terrorist organization. It is this standard that was critical in the Mehanna case....
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Prospects of IP Assertion in the US International Trade Commission

03/06/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
The US International Trade Commission (USITC), in its executive role of protecting American industry, has evolved as an intellectual property enforcement forum. With American companies shifting much of their manufacturing abroad and off-shore companies establishing operations in the US, it is not unusual that a domestic industry petitioner in one proceeding is a respondent importer in another....
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An Overview of Luxembourg Taxation, Planning Opportunities and Recent Developments

01/09/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This session will provide an overview of the Luxembourg tax system, including an update on recent developments. Please join us for an informative discussion of the benefits of and current developments in the Luxembourg tax regime....
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Solutions for Refugee Children at Risk

12/09/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Join a provocative discussion with the leadership team from RefugePoint about the current field of forced migration with a focus on the serious gaps in child protection and potential solutions to their plight. RefugePoint is a leading international humanitarian organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that finds lasting solutions for the world's most vulnerable refugees....
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2013 U.S. - China Legal Exchange

12/06/2013 - 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
This December, the U.S. Department of Commerce and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) will co-host the 18th U.S.-China Legal Exchange, a unique forum that allows the U.S. business, legal, and academic communities across the country to hear directly from Chinese officials about new and important developments in China’s commercial legal and regulatory landscape....
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Protecting Against Counterfeit Goods: Practical solutions that Work Abroad

12/02/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
This program will explore how the practical difficulties of combating counterfeiting have contributed to a slowly-shifting legal landscape where intermediaries such as online marketplaces, search engines, payment processors, and advertisers are shouldering increasing responsibility to avoid trafficking in counterfeit materials. In addition to discussing the impact of some of the landmark contributory infringement cases such as Tiffany v. eBay and Viacom v. YouTube/Google, the program will look at other tools available to combat counterfeiting, such as prejudgment asset restraints and the broad remedial measures courts have been willing to impose on counterfeiters in recent years....
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Agriculture, Environment Sustainability, and Poverty Alleviation in Ghana; Saving the Earth, Saving Humanity

10/22/2013 - 04:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Osagyefuo Ofori Panin, the King of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area in Ghana, the Chancellor of the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, and the immediate former Chairman of Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, will share the area's vision and experience of efforts to save the earth and humanity in Africa....
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Introduction to the FATCA Registration Portal

10/21/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
We will provide a brief introduction to FATCA registration: Who needs to register? What categories of registration are there? In what situations might a U.S. financial institution register under FATCA? How is registration done on the IRS FATCA registration web portal? What are the relevant deadlines? Join us for a scintillating discussion of FATCA registration and the new IRS FATCA registration portal....
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A Short Course in European Patent Drafting and Prosecution for the US Practitioner

10/16/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This lunch program will address what every US patent attorney should know about the drafting of patent applications for eventual prosecution in Europe. Our speaker, an experienced EPA from one of Europe’s leading biotech hubs, the Medicon Valley (Eastern Denmark and southern Sweden) will guide you through a recommended strategy for drafting and prosecuting European applications. He will also provide an update on the future Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent to come into effect. ...
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CLE - The EB-5 Investor Visa Program: Issues that Arise in Immigration, Tax, and Business Law

10/01/2013
Issues related to job creation, foreign investment, taxation, and immigration collide under the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. Join us to learn about the current requirements to obtain a green card as well as strategies for job growth and investment stimulation....
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Art Disputes: Who Owns International Artifacts?

09/25/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of recent developments involving the ownership of cultural property, and the implications of these developments for art institutions....
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Foreign Lawyers Committee Welcome Reception

09/19/2013 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Please join the Foreign Lawyers Committee for an informal Welcome Reception to kick-start the calendar year. Enjoy food and beverages while mingling with fellow foreign lawyers practicing in Massachusetts, lawyers practicing International Law, and LL.M. students from around the world studying at law schools in and around Boston. This will be a great opportunity for local LL.M students to network with local attorneys as well as meet other students with similar legal backgrounds....
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Immigration Practice Pointers From Abroad USA/UK Consular Processing and CBP

09/17/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Please join the Immigration Law Section for this exciting program. Topics include: Special Use B Visas for prospective investors, temporary training; Direct filing of I-130s at posts where there is a USCIS office and where discretionary application must be made to the Department of State, etc....
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Meet an Eyewitness to History: An Evening with Globe-Trotting Journalist Joe Schlesinger

09/16/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
We are delighted to host Mr. Schlesinger at the Boston Bar Association and hope you will join us to hear about his remarkable life, career, and observations concerning humanitarian responses to international conflicts. An hors d'oeurves reception will follow Mr. Schlesinger's remarks....
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International Legal Practice: A Discussion & Reception

08/08/2013 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Join the International Law Section for a reception for visiting international lawyers taking a specialized legal and language program at Boston University. Some of the visiting attorneys will also go on to study law in the LLM programs at Boston University Law School, Boston College Law School and Harvard Law School as well as various other law schools outside of Massachusetts....
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Preparing US Patent Application for European Prosecution

06/06/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
A discussion of European Patent Law developments including the unitary patent court. A discussion of pitfalls of European procedure and how to prepare a U.S. Patent Application for successful European Patent Office prosecution....
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FATCA Update

06/06/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In the update, we aim to provide some highlights from the final FATCA regulations issued in January 2013, developments related to intergovernmental agreements, the more immediate deadlines and the status of IRS guidance for implementing the new FATCA regime....
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