Immigration Blog

Yearly Archives from 2019

Video: How to Prepare for My Consular Processing Interview

  Giselle Carson shares information about preparing for your consular processing interview. And she reminds you to relax, be yourself, and smile! Have a great interview.  Watch the video.

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New Rule for Foreign Trademark Applicants and Registrants Begins on August 3rd

Quick reminder: the new rule regarding representation for foreign trademark applications and registrations goes into effect on August 3rd, 2019. Recently, I shared the news that all applicants, registrants, and other parties residing outside of the United States are now required to retain a U.S.-licensed attorney for certain activities.  This includes both filing any application through the United States Patent Trademark Offices (USPTO) and accessing the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).  An Effort to […]

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How to Correct Your I-94

You must check your electronic I-94 admission record every time you re-enter the United States. It is evidence of your legal status and status expiration date. If your record contains incorrect information, contact a CBP Deferred Inspection office as soon as possible. Download this PDF guide.

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The Relationship between Your Business’s Trademarks and Your Website’s Domain Name

We live in a digital age. Your website helps you connect with customers and distribute products in ways that we could have never imagined just a few decades ago. Because of this, protecting your website is just as important as protecting your business’s name.  But how exactly does your website play into intellectual property laws?  Your trademarks and domain name (the address that customers use to reach your website) are two separate entities. However, you […]

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Copyright Fair Use: Distinction between Parody and Satire

Written by Guest Author, Marks Gray Associate Logan McEwen     In the United States, a copyright-protected work can be utilized without authorization of the copyright owner if it is a “fair use” of the copyright-protected work.  Fair uses of copyright-protected works generally fall into two categories: (i) commentary and criticism, or (ii) parody. The fair use exceptions balance between promoting the creation of art through copyright protection and not inhibiting freedom of speech.  Parody Parodies […]

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Upcoming Extension of the Form I-9

USCIS has proposed an extension of the Form I-9, which will otherwise expire on August 31, 2019. The public comment period ended on July 5. And the extension is expected to go ahead as planned. Read USCIS’s Announcement.

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