Barnes Green Book - The Gateway to Mastering Legal English

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Why BGB?

If you are a law student in China, almost 20 percent of the content is in English. Further, you need to take English proficiency exams to be admitted to graduate programs.

Whether you are applying for a job in law, business, government, or the non-profit world—or applying for a graduate program—you need to master legal English.

That's why legal English is important—and why the Barnes Green Book was developed.

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Contract Law

In this lesson, you'll learn how sellers and buyers of goods use contract law in international sales transactions. You'll get a list of key terms, read a Swiss case about soybeans, sit-in on interviews with a distinguished contracts professor and a Beijing-based lawyer, and will read about an auction sale of bronze rat and rabbit heads. You'll also listen to a song about contracts.

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TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects to International Property)
《与贸易有关的知识产权协定》

the agreement from the Uruguay Round binding all WTO members to protect intellectual property rights, including: copyrights, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, patents, integrated circuit layout-designs, and protection of undisclosed information.

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Single quotation marks

Use single quotation marks when quoted material happens within other quoted material.

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