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Monthly Archives from September 2017

When Not to Register a Trademark

Trademarks are a fantastic way to secure your brand. But how do you know if you really need to invest the time and expense in registering a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? There are at least four reasons a trademark registration may not be necessary. Use is limited. Is your product use limited to a certain location? Is the trademark needed only for a brief period? If you can answer […]

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Meeting Professionals International Magazine Interview

Giselle was recently interviewed by Meeting Professionals International magazine about tips to facilitate travel abroad for meetings due to recent changes to US immigration law. You can read her thoughts and advice on page 9. Download the Article.

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Success Story: Consulate Officer Goes Rogue

Last week, we received the following email from a client: “Unfortunately, my visa wasn’t approved. It’s been placed under special administrative processing. “The lady who interviewed me was not very nice, nor did she seem to understand how my role was specialized and satisfied the H-1B standard. I explained and provided the supporting paperwork. But she would not read it and sent me away. I left her with everything you gave me plus my passport. […]

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Alert: Requests for Additional Evidence for H-1B Petitions

Imagine winning a coveted lottery. You are over the moon… and then someone threatens to take your deserved, well-documented, and legally required win away. This is what is happening to many employers and foreign nationals that were fortunate to be selected under the H-1B lottery petitions – now, USCIS has been widely using Requests for Additional Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny on thousands of those petitions. These types of policies don’t just […]

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New Green Card Requirement for Applicants Will Lead to Massive Backlogs

On October 1, 2017, USCIS will start in-person interviews for employment-based green card applicants, which is something that has not been done in over a decade. Due to the change, there will be much longer wait times to finalize the employment-based green card process. But the consequences go much further than that. The policy change is expected to impact all people applying for permanent residence status, leading to massive green card processing backlogs, and possibly […]

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