Trademark Squatting. The Washington Redskins Confronts A Squatter

Trademark Squatting is a practice that can confront businesses with unexpected cost and hassles. Read about the Washington Redskins re-branding troubles.

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Are Racist Trademarks Legal?

This year has been one of protests and indignation for the number of deaths of black individuals by police forces across the USA.  The Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations against police brutality sparked also introspection into all forms of racism, not only the racism that hurts or kills. Some companies started to revise their hiring policies. Others were called out for their lack of black and brown representation in leadership positions. This long-overdue introspection…

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Trademarks: Trends for 2020 and the New Decade

A new year has started and we pinpoint three important trends in the trademark and intellectual protection world: Increased interest to protect intellectual property through registered trademarks. The last decade analysts saw a marked increase of trademark filings. Approximately, 7 million trademark applications were filed worldwide in 2016, which represent 16.4% more than in 2015, reaching a new high each following year. There are now almost three times as many trademark applications being filed around…

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Waiver I-212: Permission to Reapply for a Visa After Deportation

Deportation is a very painful event, especially if the individual has tenuous or no ties with his or her country of origin. It is definitely a life-altering event. Many deportees face penalties of 5 years, 10 years or 20 years away from the USA, depending on the particular circumstances of the case and the reason for removal. After the penalty time has passed, some persons may seek to ask the USA government permission to re-enter…

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