Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, 2016

How to Sidestep Saying "See Ya Real Soon" to the Public Domain: Using Droit D'auteur to Justify a Trademark-Favored Treatment of Mickey Mouse
INTRODUCTION"I only hope we never lose sight of one thing-that it was all started by a mouse."1 It is hard not to affiliate the Walt Disney Company (TWDC), a multibillion dollar corporation, with its iconic symbol, Mickey Mouse.2 Neverthe- less, we may...
Integrating Lawfare and Warfare
IntroductionBoth kinetic warfare and legal dispute are forms of contestation.1 Contestation can be physical or symbolic.2 Legal arguments or claims are one type of symbolic contestation.3 Other types of symbolic contestation may be based on historical...
International Water Law and China's Management of Its International Rivers
IntroductionChina has within its borders the most international rivers and lakes in the world,1 and it lies within a staggering nineteen international water basins.2 With approximately 110 international lakes and rivers, China benefits from a rich supply...
Law and Finance: The Case of Stock Market Development in China
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)INTRODUCTIONDespite various peculiarities and having the reputation of being "worse than a casino," the stock market of mainland China has grown to prominent stature since the opening of the Shanghai...
Too Big to Nail: How Investor-State Arbitration Lacks an Appropriate Execution Mechanism for the Largest Awards
INTRODUCTIONInternational arbitration has become a key dispute-resolution mechanism for cross-border transactions, particularly international investment.1 In fact, for most investors, an investment-arbitration provision-found in bilateral investment...
Uncertain Costs, Unclear Benefits: China's Social Insurance System and Foreign Workers
INTRODUCTIONFor companies with a global outlook, establishing a foothold in China is a necessity, not a choice.1A 2014 survey by the U.S.-China Business Council2 showed that 22% of responding American companies view China as their top priority for growth,...
Withdrawing a License to Kill: Why American Law Should Jettison "Stand Your Ground" and Adopt the English Approach to Retreat
INTRODUCTIONAmericans own more guns than their counterparts in other wealthy nations. 1 In fact, one in four Americans, 35% of American households, own at least one gun.2 The Supreme Court has held that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees...
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