International Communiqué

July 2005
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Global Privacy – Japan  Sets its Rules for Personal Data
By Joseph J. Dehner

Global companies must comply with differing privacy rules.  The great divide between the EU and the  USA is well-known.  See Global Privacy Protection - No One Set of Rules.  The EU is an “opt-in” system, insisting generally on express agreement by individuals before a company can share or use their personal data.  By contrast, the  USA is largely an “opt-out” regime, using a mix of sector-specific rules plus public declaration.  In some areas in the US , express opt-in is required (e.g., medical records), in others privacy notices about company rules are sufficient, and in yet other areas the rules are not clear or are flexible.  Canada follows a third approach.  See  Canada and Privacy

China’s Draft Rules on Government Procurement of Software
By Haichuan Dillon Shi

As China ’s proposed rules on government procurement of software were released for comment in March, both domestic and foreign software providers raised concerns on the new rules. 

New Passport Requirements for Travelers to theU.S.
By Linda M. Keck

Overthe past several years, the Department of Homeland Security has set forth increasingly stringent rules regarding entry requirements into the  United States .  Many deadlines have been pushed back multiple times, however, several new passport requirements are to come into effect in the summer and fall of this year.  

ISG News

Frost Brown Todd Secures Landmark Anti-Dumping Case
The International Services Group at Frost Brown Todd LLC has broken new ground in the area of International Trade Law.  The group has succeeded in reinstating an antidumping order on a formerly exempt Chinese exporter. 

Frost Brown Todd Attorney Returns from Beirut, SecondU.S.  Attorney in History to Teach International Course
Frost Brown Todd LLC, one of the region’s largest full-service law firms, welcomes the return of Senior Associate Djenita Pasic from her recent trip to Beirut , Lebanon , where she taught a course on International Commercial Contracts at Notre Dame University .    Ms. Pasic is very satisfied with the outcome of her recent trip and her role as an international instructor and visiting faculty, as well as a goodwill representative of the United States , the Commonwealth of Kentucky and City of Louisville .

ISG Events

Recent Immigration Developments - Frost Brown Todd International Services Group - Free Luncheon Series
July 22, 2005

Doing Business in the Baltic States and Latvia - Frost Brown Todd International Services Group - Free Luncheon Series
August 26, 2005

Doing Business in Australia- Breakfast Seminar co-sponsored with  Kentucky World Trade Center
September 1, 2005

International Banking Update - Frost Brown Todd International Services Group - Free Luncheon Series
September 26, 2005

International Tax Update - Frost Brown Todd International Services Group - Free Luncheon Series
October 28, 2005

Doing Business in Europe in the 21st Century - Frost Brown Todd International Services Group - Free Luncheon Series
November 18, 2005

ISG People

(L-R) Joe Dehner of FBT, Jobst von Wahlert (Chairman of MULTILAW), Alfredo Rendon (Vice-Chairman of Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, IMPI, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property - equivalent of US Patent and Trademark Office) and Eduardo Gallastegui Armella (head of MULTILAW Mexico firm, Gallastegui y Lozano S.C.) at a recent Mexico City Conference of MULTILAW.

Pierre-Emmanuel Jobard  of the French MULTILAW affiliate of Jobard, Chemla & Associés and  Joe Dehner following a recent French business leaders seminar on "Doing Business in the USA " held at the Jobard law firm in Paris.

(L-R) H.E. Evangelos Denaxas, Ambassador of Greece in Kuwait; Alexandra Y. Benz-Denaxas, Professor and Consultant for University of Bordeaux, France Business School; Djenita Pasic of FBT; and Dr. Elie Yachoui, Dean of Business School at Notre Dame University (NDU) in Beirut, Lebanon during Djenita's recent visiting professorship at NDU.

Djenita Pasic  with a group of Masters in International Business students at NDU before class on International Commercial Contracts.

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