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					The Legal Environment
       Chapter 7
Why are Laws Different?

• Bases for Legal Systems
  – Common Law
     • United States & Great Britain
  – Code Law
     • France
  – Islamic Law
     • Saudi Arabia
  – Marxist-Socialist Tenets
     • China & Russia
Three Types of International
Disagreements
• Government v. Government
  – World Court
• Company v. Foreign Government
  – A court in one of the countries
• Company v. Foreign Company
  – A court in one of the countries


• But which court is used?
International Dispute Resolution

• Conciliation

• Arbitration

• Litigation
Intellectual Property Rights

• Counterfeiting
• Piracy
• Inadequate Protection
• International Conventions
  – World Trade Property Organization
  – Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
    Rights
Other International Legal Issues

• Promotions

• Green Marketing

• Antitrust
US Laws in Host Countries

• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
• National Security Laws
• Antitrust Laws
• Antiboycott Law

• Too Much American Influence?
Cyberlaws

• Why are they so important?

• Cybersquatting
• Taxes
• Jurisdiction of Disputes and Validity of
  Contracts

				
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