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By Andrew Pratt Partner, Venable LLP Innovative businesses compete in crowded marketplaces where unprotected inventions are quickly copied and sold in direct competition with the innovator’s products. While many factors can affect a company’s success in the marketplace, patents—or the absence of them— can sometimes be the difference between thriving or merely surviving, or worse. The need to patent may be clear, but less obvious is how any particular company can strategically leverage patents to enhance its competitive position. This article focuses on what patents are, how they are used, and a few basic strategies to build from. The concepts […]
THE WORLD’S LARGEST VIKING SHIP TO SAIL INTO THE WHARF THIS OCTOBER Draken HH Charts Course to Visit 14 Coastal Harbors During Expedition America: U.S. East Coast Tour 2018 Including a 10-Day Stop in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2018– Norwegian Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre(Draken), along with The Wharf’s development partnership, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), and The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commercetoday announced Washington, DC, as the final stop on its Expedition America: East Coast Tour 2018 presented by Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The tour will bring the world’s largest operating Viking ship to Southwest DC for a […]
We welcome Venable LLP as a new member of our Mid-Atlantic chapter Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With more than 700 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients’ business objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, international trade, and the full […]
Friday February 2nd, NACCMA and NADIC co-hosted an event with Export Credit Norway, represented by Lars B. Hasle. Mr. Hasle discussed the company’s mission: ‘To provide financing to buyers of Norwegian Exports’. Export Credit Norway, in cooperation with GIEK – The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency, offer competitive financing to buyers of Norwegian capital goods and services worldwide. Their portfolio involves a range of industries, from ships and subsea technology, to solar parks, hydropower turbines and design services. View Mr. Hasle’s presentation here. Learn more about Export Credit Norway
The reception included speakers from different sectors, all discussing the relationship between Norway and The United States. Assistant Defense and Naval Attaché in the Royal Norwegian Navy, Captain Erik Bøe, discussed Norway as a Maritime nation focusing on the Royal Norwegian Navy. Mrs. Katharina Brekke Powers represented NACC-MA and discussed the chamber, and it’s growing membership base. Representing the Royal Norwegian Embassy was Minister Counselor of Economic Affairs Leif Trana, who presented the Embassy’s recently published report Norway Creates Jobs. Captain Jens Joachim Hiorth spoke about the ship and it’s plans for the future. Read more about HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl here Following the speaker […]
On January 25th, NACC-MA held its biggest Young Associate event yet, in collaboration with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and the American-Danish Business Council. 60 young professionals from Scandinavia as well as the U.S attended the event, hosted by the Embassy of Denmark. Attendees listened to speakers from Statoil, Terma and Skanska speak about being Scandinavian companies competing in the U.S market, and enjoyed drinks and food at a networking reception in the Ambassadors residence after. Thank you to the Danish Embassy and Ambassador Lars Gert Lose for hosting. We are looking forward to future YA events and further collaboration […]
NACC-MA had the honor of hosting a reception event at the magnificent Norwegian tallship Statsraad Lemkhul in Norfolk. The ship had sailed all the way from Bergen, Norway. Members and guests of NACC-MA got the honor of listening to inspiring speeches by our own Katharina Brekke-Powers as well as co-host Col. Gerhard Larsen from the Norwegian Airforce, while enjoying a full meal of traditional Norwegian food
Together with our Dansih colleagues from the American-Danish Business Council, NACC-MA hosted a happy hour for Young Nordic Associates. With a great turnout from all of the Nordic countries, Young Associates had the opportunity to Network and Socialize with their Nordic colleagues. NACC-MA is looking forward to strengthen the Nordic Young Associate community further with exciting events in the future. Stay tuned!
On November 3rd NACC New York Chapter hosted its annual NACC Trade awards at the Metropolitan Club in New York. KONGSBERG has been nominated for this year’s Trade Award as well as Mr Are Traasdahl receiving this year’s Achievement award for his outstanding entrepreneurial successes.
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