Linked by lucas_maximus on Thu 7th Jul 2011 17:37 UTC
In the News "A payment system devised by online retail giant Amazon is too obvious to patent, the European Patent Office (EPO) has ruled. Amazon had hoped to patent the way its customers pay for products through the click of a single webpage button. The company was previously granted patent rights to the payment system in the US."
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If someone from the USA accesses a European website of a European company that uses a 1-click process for payment, would that count as a presence in the US? Assuming the company delivered to the USA?

If it uses another company (FedEX, DHL, whatever), for sure no.
BUT: if it is a big company, US could make the import of that product illegal (this means buying from that company).

If the company has a subsidiary or a contract with a local US company, it might be considered presence, but I really don't know the law so well.

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