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Intellectual Property Frequently Asked Questions – Volume 3: Trade Secrets

FAQ Series Continues… Intellectual Property Law can be a very confusing topic of conversation with clients, businesses, and friends. Today we are covering our third topic in our recurring Frequently Asked Questions series. Trade Secrets. What is a trade secret? The term “trade secret” means all forms and types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information, including patterns, plans, compilations, program devices, formulas, designs, prototypes, methods, techniques, processes, procedures, programs, or codes, whether tangible […]

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Intellectual Property Frequently Asked Questions: Volume 1 – Trademarks

Intellectual Property Law can be a very confusing topic of conversation with clients, businesses, and friends. Today we are covering our first topic in our recurring Frequently Asked Questions series. Our first topic will cover Trademarks. What is a trademark? Trademarks can be any word, slogan, symbol, design or any combination of these. Some non-traditional trademarks can be a sound, color or smell. A trademark is a brand associated with goods or services to distinguish […]

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What should I do before the immigration interview?

What should I do before the interview? Obtain one (1) 2×2 passport-style photograph. Complete the online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, Form DS-160, which can be accessed at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/ and print the confirmation page with barcode. pay the visa application fee and print the payment receipt. Schedule your interview and print the interview appointment confirmation. What should I do to prepare for the interview? Review all paperwork for accuracy and to ensure that you have all […]

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What is the National Visa Center (NVC)?

The NVC is a Department of State (DOS) facility that handles immigrant visa-processing. They act as a liaison between USCIS, the green card applicant(s) and the consular post abroad. What is the National Visa Center (NVC)? The NVC is a Department of State (DOS) facility that handles immigrant visa-processing. They act as a liaison between USCIS, the green card applicant(s) and the consular post abroad. After USCIS approves your immigrant petition (I-130 or I-140), USCIS […]

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How do I prepare for my H-1B filing?

The demand for cap-subject H-1Bs is again expected to be high in 2017. Therefore, it is imperative that employers, employees, and their immigration counsel start petition preparations early. Establishing job descriptions, salary, O*Net codes, DOL registration, posting required notices, and credential verification are only a few of the details that must be considered during preparation. What is the H-1B visa? The H-1B visa classification is designed for foreign workers who will be employed in a […]

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What is an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)?

eTA is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. It became mandatory on March 2016 and allows Canada to screen travellers before they arrive. What is an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)? eTA is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. It will become mandatory on March 15, 2016 and allows Canada to screen travellers before they arrive. The authorization is electronically linked to […]

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