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112th Congress

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Terry Richards

With the election of 104 new Representatives and Senators, the 112th Congress will be marked with changes in both the House of Representatives and Senate following the November elections.

Please Comment on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Agency Implementation Plans

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Kiran Ahuja

On behalf of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Initiative), I would like to invite you to submit comments to agency plans posted online at www.aapi.gov under “Agency Implementation Plans” in the right-hand column.  In order for the federal government to take meaningful steps, it is critically important that the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community provide feedback to help guide the final review. 

President Obama Issues Executive Order On Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

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The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration

Advocacy Strongly Supports Focus on Small Business

Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant praised President Obama’s efforts on behalf of small business following the President’s signing Executive Order, “On Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” The executive order requires federal agencies to review and remove outdated regulations and, where consistent with law, consider the costs and benefits of a regulation and choose the least burdensome path.  

Request for Comments: Trademark Litigation Tactics

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MBDA

A trademark "bully" may be described as a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond what the law might be reasonably interpreted to allow.  The Department of Commerce is requesting feedback from U.S. trademark owners, practitioners, and others regarding their experiences with litigation tactics, especially those involving an attempt to enforce trademark rights beyond a reasonable interpretation of the scope of the rights granted to the trademark owner. 

The deadline for remarks is February 7th. Please visit The United States Patent and Trademark Office website for more information.

Chinese Trade and Investment Mission to the United States

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MBDA

There is a tremendous opportunity to interact with over 500 Chinese government leaders and business representatives from a wide spectrum of industries.  These Chinese firms will meet with U.S. exporters and explore investment opportunities in several U.S. cities, including Chicago, Houston, Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C.

Many firms are intensifying their efforts to market their products and services to countries such as China.  Today, American companies are selling more merchandise and services to China than ever before. Exports to China totaled $85 billion in 2009, a 72 percent increase from 2005. In the first 11 months of 2010, total U.S. exports grew 17 percent compared to the same period in 2009.

MBDA encourages you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to expand your growth and profit potential with one of this country’s largest trading partners. China is a key export market for U.S. goods and services, and a focus of President Obama’s National Export Initiative that calls for doubling U.S. exports in five years to support millions of American jobs. Read the Report to the President on the National Export Initiative: The Export Promotion Cabinet’s Plan for Doubling U.S. Exports in Five Years

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