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The United States Customs Service's Regulation Of Grey Market Imports: Does It Preserve The Broad Protections Afforded By Section 526 Of The Tariff Act Of 1930?, Pierrette Alyssa Newman Jan 1987

The United States Customs Service's Regulation Of Grey Market Imports: Does It Preserve The Broad Protections Afforded By Section 526 Of The Tariff Act Of 1930?, Pierrette Alyssa Newman

Penn State International Law Review

This Comment will evaluate whether the current import regulation of grey market goods is necessary in light of modern trademark theory. Section II gives an overview of the functions of a trademark, discusses registration procedures, and considers the effect of parallel imports in the international marketplace. Section III examines the relevant statutory provisions governing the importation of genuine goods, while Section IV analyzes the recent legislative attempt to codify Customs regulations and the impact this bill would have on the rights of the United States trademark owner as opposed to the consumer's interests. The Comment concludes by evaluating proposed solutions …


"It Is Better To Enter A Tiger's Mouth Than A Court Of Law" Or Dispute Resolution Alternatives In U.S.-China Trade, Steven N. Robinson, George R.A. Doumar Jan 1987

"It Is Better To Enter A Tiger's Mouth Than A Court Of Law" Or Dispute Resolution Alternatives In U.S.-China Trade, Steven N. Robinson, George R.A. Doumar

Penn State International Law Review

This article examines the influence Chinese attitudes toward law have upon the various methods of dispute resolution in United States-China trade. It concludes that, although reasonably effective mechanisms for the resolution of disputes are available, the primary emphasis of counsel should be to prevent the dispute from occurring through promoting informed negotiation of the original contract.


Coimterpurchase Contracts And Their Contractual Issues, Joseph J. Van Dort, Eliard Friese Jan 1987

Coimterpurchase Contracts And Their Contractual Issues, Joseph J. Van Dort, Eliard Friese

Penn State International Law Review

This article introduces the three main forms of countertrade, offering an overview of the legal problems attendant upon entering into a countertrade and counterpurchase agreement. Various contract provisions are examined, and an explanation is given as to the impact· of each.


Insurance In The People's Republic Of China: Laws And Practice, Henry R. Zheng Jan 1987

Insurance In The People's Republic Of China: Laws And Practice, Henry R. Zheng

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

The insurance industry in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has expanded rapidly during the past several years. Since the end of 1979 when domestic insurance was reestablished, the income generated from insurance business has been increasing at a rate of over forty-four percent annually.' By early 1987, over 500,000 enterprises and business entities utilized property insurance and about 34 million people purchased personal insurance; during the first half of 1986 the total insurance earnings from the People's Insurance Company of China alone reached a record high of over 2.33 billion yuan. In the meantime, the insurance business has become …


Validity Of Contracts Under The United Nations Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods, Christoph R. Heiz Jan 1987

Validity Of Contracts Under The United Nations Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods, Christoph R. Heiz

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

Under article 4(a) of the CISG, domestic law governs if a sales contract's validity is at issue.' One must consult the conflict of laws provisions of private international law to determine which domestic law is applicable.

In contrast to the Convention, the Swiss Code of Obligations as well as relevant Swiss literature and jurisprudence clearly address the issue of contractual validity. Swiss contract law's error provisions are characterized as contract validity rules. If, for instance, a buyer claims that he erred on a certain fact that was a necessary basis for him to enter into an international sales contract under …