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There are few, if any, major corporations that do not engage in some level of partnership, joint venture and strategic alliance activity. Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances will help you dissect any proposed transaction, spot the issues that need to be addressed and achieve a successful outcome. Discussions include: building a successful partnership, joint venture or strategic alliance; choice of entity considerations; fiduciary duties; tax and regulatory issues; exit mechanisms; and the role of lawyers. Leading experts offer their best strategies for negotiating joint ventures and alliances.
Written for anyone with hands-on involvement in negotiating and drafting joint ventures and strategic alliances, this complete reference provides extensive guidance on drafting limited partnership, limited liability company, and nonentity strategic alliance agreements. Detailed chapters examine special issues in: financial services and real estate joint ventures; minority strategic investments; integrating, retaining and providing benefits and incentives to joint venture employees; and intellectual property law considerations. Throughout, you will find time saving checklists, clauses and forms (also provided on CD-ROM) that you can tailor to your own deals.
Book #00616; looseleaf, two volumes, 2,236 pages; published in 1992, revised edition published in 2003, updated as needed. ISBN: 978-1-58852-127-9
This four-volume treatise covers all major fields of intellectual property: patents, process patents, trade secrets, copyright, technological protection of copyrighted works under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, online copyright and trademark liability, semiconductor chip protection, import exclusion, database protection, software protection, Web publishing, trademarks, trade dress, Internet domain names, parallel imports and “gray goods,” and unfair competition. Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property also discusses the TRIPs Agreement, the Madrid Protocol and other international conventions, and compares the basic principles of U.S. law with those of Asian and European law.
An introductory chapter outlines and compares the various fields of intellectual property law, analyzing their purposes, underlying policies and important differences, as well as their treatment by the courts. Separate sections for each type of intellectual property examine what can be protected, the requirements for protection, the intellectual property owner's rights, limitations on those rights and the standards for establishing infringement.
Concluding chapters provide detailed comparisons of the remedies available under the various intellectual property statutes and at common law, including monetary relief, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, augmented and punitive damages, import exclusion, attorneys' fees and criminal sanctions. Extensive treatment of legislative and regulatory, judicial and international developments is incorporated throughout.
Book #00615; looseleaf, four volumes, 3,346 pages; published in 1991, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-054-8
Learn the “shop secrets” that can help you negotiate the labyrinths of mergers and acquisitions. This masterful resource analyzes the relevant law and provides a strong dose of practice. It includes advice on structuring deals, negotiating agreements, identifying issues and solving the real problems that are likely to arise during the acquisition. The authors, skilled veterans of numerous corporate transactions, provide expert practical guidance, from the planning stages to post-closing.
Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions is divided into several parts: planning transactions and advising boards; general and special provisions of the acquisitions agreement; and special topics, such as LBOs and troubled companies. You'll find everything from basic corporate, tax and accounting considerations to detailed analysis of representations, warranties, covenants and closing conditions. Novices as well as experienced practitioners will benefit from discussions of: mergers of equals; cash election mergers; fairness opinions; Sarbanes-Oxley; special committees of disinterested directors; intellectual property concerns; due diligence; and much more. You'll also learn about the latest developments, including techniques for handling economic uncertainty and stock market instability.
Book #00617; looseleaf, two volumes, 1,656 pages; published in 1992, updated as needed.
This valuable deskbook presents a complete overview of the due diligence process and gives attorneys, legal assistants and allied professionals the tools they need to conduct more thorough and efficient due diligence investigations.
Due Diligence in Business Transactions book provides detailed guidance on: who makes up the due diligence team and what roles these various experts play; how to limit your risk of liability for inadequate or incomplete due diligence; what the courts say about “adequate due diligence” under the federal securities laws; creating a “data trail” to document the investigation; techniques that can help you uncover more and better information; the special requirements of international and intellectual property due diligence; and how the due diligence investigation process varies for different types of companies. Chapters analyze due diligence on environmental issues, real property and personal property, debt instruments, employee benefits, insurance and liability coverage, international issues, and intellectual property, as well as due diligence considerations in light of heightened national security. The book features over 100 forms and checklists.
Due Diligence in Business Transactions includes in-depth coverage of the case law and statutes governing due diligence and shows you what to do—and what to watch out for—every step of the way.
Book #00629; looseleaf, two volumes, 1,388 pages; published in 1994, updated as need; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-066-1
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