As many of 362,000 individuals could be affected by the implementation of a law passed by Congress in 2015 which allows the Department of State to deny or revoke US passports for those who owe $51,000 dollars or more to the Internal Revenue Service or IRS. The law went into effect in February 2019 and the U.S. Department of State is in the process of sending the names of the debtors to the IRS in
Both Brands and trademarks are important concepts in the business world, not only for big companies but for small business, entrepreneurs and start-ups. However, sometimes people do not understand the difference between them and use them interchangeably, blurring the meaning of both concepts. Let’s start setting them apart: First of all, brand or branding are marketing terms while trademarks is a legal term belonging to the field of intellectual property law. Branding is the creation
Hooray! You successfully register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and wonder if this particular job is complete. Filing seemed a lengthy and involved process and it is logical to want to take good care of this important landmark for your business, so you can reap all the benefits. Registering a trademark is just the beginning. These are four things you should do as soon as you get your certificate of registration

ICE Creates a Fake University and Detains More than 100 International Students

Posted by Carmen Cornejo on February 6, 2019

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Is this entrapment? The media has recently reported on the efforts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in creating a fake University to lure international students who depend on student visas to remain in the USA. More than a hundred students and some recruiters were detained Jan 30th by immigration authorities in connection with the enrollment in the University of Farmington, a fake university which had a website, social media and occupied a small office
The World Wide Web is almost 30 years old and businesses and regulatory bodies have changed to accommodate the challenges that it constantly beings, including the rise of social media, adding layers of complexity to intellectual property protection.   The agency that registers trademarks in the USA, The United States Patents and Trademark Office or USPTO carefully searches for existing information and many of its rulings take into consideration what is published in electronic platforms. That includes social media. This is the
A new registration requirement for highly educated foreign professionals requesting H-1B visas is on the horizon, which illustrate the roadblocks the Trump administration is putting in front of immigrants, documented and undocumented alike. MAGA really means less legal immigration. This time, the current administration is affecting some of the most valuable tech workers from top companies in the USA. Recently, USCIS (United States Citizen and Immigration Services) closed a period of comments for a proposed
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