International Business Litigation
With a team of attorneys who are fluent in many foreign languages and an in-depth understanding of the respective foreign cultures, Bowles & Verna counsels a multitude of foreign businesses, ranging from multinational companies that are global leaders in their industries to start-up enterprises wanting to enter into the U.S. market.
Presently, Bowles & Verna represents foreign manufacturers across all industries, including:
- Propane Gas Cylinder Valve/Grill
- Bicycle Forks
- Herbal Supplements/Food
- Computer Peripherals
- Baby Products
- Medical Products
For many of these foreign clients, Bowles & Verna serves as their general counsel in the U.S. In that capacity, Bowles & Verna handles a variety of U.S. legal issues, ranging from domestic and international corporate transactions, IP protection, patent litigation, employment law, insurance coverage, pursuit and defense of litigation, and compliance with federal and state regulations, such as adherence to the reporting requirements of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and handling product recall issues.
As a part of its mission to educate foreign businesses regarding U.S. law, Bowles & Verna attorneys frequently speak at conferences overseas to advise how to minimize U.S. legal liability. Some examples of past international speaking engagements include:
- Moderating and presenting at the first annual International Consumer Product Safety Symposium at Beijing, China, which was co-sponsored by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of the Peoples’ Republic of China and the International Consumer Product Safety and Health Organization (ICPHSO);
- Presenting a seminar on U.S. Product Liability Law and Reporting Requirements of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Taiwan at the TaiSPO trade show, which was sponsored by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (“TAITRA”); and
- Presenting seminars on U.S. Contract Law, Product Liability Law, and Patent Law in Taiwan, which were sponsored by the Neihu Business Park and Taichung Industrial Park.