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Jim Chester, Founder of CHESTER PLLC, Featured in July 2012 Issue of Texas Bar Journal

Jim Chester, a recognized expert in international business and intellectual property law, was asked to write an article for the Texas Bar Journal discussing "Protecting Intellectual Property in International Markets."

Plano, TX, July 19, 2012 --( Jim Chester, founding member of Dallas-based global business & technology law firm CHESTER PLLC, was featured in the July 2012 issue of the Texas Bar Journal. A recognized expert in international business and intellectual property law, Chester was asked to write an article discussing, “Protecting Intellectual Property in International Markets.” In the article, he discusses the need for IP protection while suggesting actions to take when conducting business on a global scale. The article is available for download from the Texas Bar website.

Advising clients regarding trademark, copyright, trade secret protection, licensing and enforcement in the U.S. and abroad, Chester represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Library of Congress (Copyright Office). He also counsels companies on trade regulations involving customs, import and export laws which include International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Chester routinely represents clients before U.S. Customs & Border Protection U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Defense Trade Controls, the Office of Foreign Asset Controls, the U.S. International Trade Administration, and other state, Federal and foreign governing agencies. Chester is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker, and is admitted to practice law in Texas and Washington, D.C.

“For anyone conducting business outside of the U.S., the first stop in the protection process is to properly identify all IP assets,” Chester advises. “Since all businesses make use of names, brands and logos (trademarks and service marks), designs, websites and software (copyright), inventions, ideas, and processes (patent and trade secrets) in some form, IP protection is essential when doing business outside the U.S.”

“Jim has a unique legal skill set combining international law with intellectual property expertise,” said Darin M. Klemchuk, a Dallas IP attorney and senior partner of Klemchuk Kubasta LLP. “He has advised clients on business deals involving almost 100 countries, and has coordinated with foreign counsel on legal projects around the world. Jim has also served as legal advisor to foreign companies doing business in the U.S.”

To be an effective international business and technology attorney, Chester has many years of experience in handling a broad range of domestic business matters, including entity formations, ecommerce, agreements, technology transactions, acquisitions, and other legal issues commonly faced by businesses. In addition to his work in international and IP law, Chester has been an adjunct professor of law at Baylor University Law School for more than ten years, teaching courses on International Trade Law and International Business Transactions. He also served as an adjunct professor of Business Law at the University of Dallas for four years.

CHESTER PLLC is a Dallas, Texas law firm providing mission-critical legal services to innovation-based companies doing business in the US, around the world, and on the web. Its mission (and passion) is helping entrepreneurs and emerging companies solve problems and protect their interests. CHESTER pllc delivers value by providing business-savvy, cost-effective solutions to legal challenges. The firm offers a wide array of business legal solutions, such as business entity formation (LLCs, corporations, etc.), trademarks and other intellectual property, technology transactions, contracts, ecommerce and dispute resolution. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at
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