IP Counsel's 'Cheat Sheet' To FCPA And Travel Act

Law360, New York (January 19, 2012, 1:45 PM EST) -- Few topics create as many headaches in the world's boardroom and among intellectual property counsel as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and its emerging "private bribery" twin, the U.S. Travel Act.[1] In part to lift the mystery still surrounding these increasingly topical enactments — and, particularly, the interaction between them — we have created a purpose-built IP FCPA/Travel Act decision tree.

By way of brief background, despite its 1970s Watergate-era origins, enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act continues at a relentlessly steady record-high pace, with...
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