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Monthly Archives from November 2020

Do Not Ignore Cease and Desist Letters

Imagine this scenario: You receive a cease and desist letter from a law firm. It says you are committing trademark infringement and/or copyright infringement. What do you do? Let’s take this step by step: 1. Do. Not. Ignore. It. The circular file is not the appropriate place for the letter. If you ignore it, the attorney who sent the letter will eventually file a lawsuit in federal court against you for trademark infringement and/or copyright […]

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Take a Peek at What a National Interest Exemption (NIE) Visa Looks Like

Curious what a National Interest Exemption (NIE) Visa looks like?  These are so unique that a CBP officer at JFK told our client during his admission last week – “I had not seen one of these yet!” Check it out.  

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eBay’s Bid to Crack Down on Counterfeits Could Impact IP Protection

There are a lot of counterfeit products on digital marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. The most common category of “knockoff” products? Apparel. The second most common category? Footwear. Amazon does not require third-party sellers to verify the authenticity of sneakers. Largely because of the failure to verify authenticity, both Birkenstock (in 2016) and Nike (in 2019) have stopped offering their products on the marketplace giant. Perhaps looking to avoid a similar fate, eBay recently announced […]

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Video Immigration Tips: An Overview of the Adjustment of Status Process

  See More Videos and Resources: What You Should Know about the October 2020 Visa Bulletin  30-Minute Adjustment of Status Webinar FAQ PDF: What you should know about the Visa Bulletin

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