Since the conduct of international business is now a mixture of exporting, licensing and investment, the pamphlet represents materials collected in an effort to bring together basic information on some of the laws and practices which underlie each of these channels for trading abroad. The subjects covered include surveys of the requirements governing termination of agency agreements with foreign distributors and the present conditions with respect to resolution of trade disputes through international commercial arbitration. There is a review of the international treaties and conventions affecting industrial property rights, summaries of the patent and trademark protection available in foreign countries, and data on the licensing abroad of U.S. knowhow and foreign joint ventures. Information is also provided on the use of two important vehicles for conducting foreign operations--Webb-Pomerene (Export Trade) associations and Western Hemisphere Trade Corporations. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Materials on Practical Aspects of Exports Investing and Licensing Abroad. Supersedes report dated Jan 70, COM-70-01352.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of International Commerce

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Free, B W
    • Giberga, O M
    • Allara, M A
    • Lightman, J M
    • Travaglini, V D
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00024755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1972 12:00AM