IP and Compliance Guiding Materials
Protect your IP. Basically, intellectual property is any product or work that resulted from original thought. IP assets are some of the most important assets of entrepreneurs, artists and businesses. IP exists in the form of manuscripts, designs, artwork, your website...
Business Guiding Materials
Forming a business with a solid foundation is challenging. That is why we have prepared these guides, to give you the tools you need to navigate the formation of a solid business. Once you are ready call us to start!What to Consider before Doing Business with...
Immigration Law Guiding Materials
It can be very confusing when it comes to obtaining legal status, naturalization, or immigration in the US. Ensuring accuracy and taking the right steps are critical to being approved. That is why we have prepared these guides to give you the tools you need to...
Gran victoria para las pequeñas licorerías, restaurantes y tabernas de Nueva York.
El año 2022 terminó con una noticia muy importante para los pequeños negocios de Nueva York! La Autoridad de Bebidas Alcohólicas del Estado de Nueva York (SLA, por sus siglas en inglés) publicó una regulación final que limitará el monto de la llamada "split case fee"...
USCIS Updates the Adjustment of Status Form I-485
USCIS has announced that it will publish a new version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and that the new form will become effective on December 23, 2022. The Form I-485 is being revised to incorporate specific questions...
Temporary Protected Status for Ethiopia
The Department of Homeland Security announced today the TPS Ethiopia’s designation. According to the notice issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas the designation of Ethiopia for TPS is for a period of 18 months. Those who want to apply for...
Small Business Update – Cash App Transactions Must Be Reported Starting 2023
To facilitate transactions, small businesses use mobile apps like Venmo, Paypal, and Cash Apps. These payments as many others involving the exchange of goods or services, are reported to the IRS in Form 1099-K. In the past, mobile apps used to send 1099-K forms to...
The use of trademarks in social media
Nowadays, everyone uses social media to promote services or sell products. The use of social media allows trademark owners (small businesses, artists, influencers) to reach a great number of potential clients. However, the use of trademarks in social media also...
Tips for the Green Card Consular Interview
A key step in the Green Card Consular Petition is the interview. Once you have submitted all the evidence, you will be required to attend an interview at a U.S. consulate in your home country. For this purpose, you will receive a notice with the time and location of...
End of the Year Business Checklist
While the last few weeks of the year are some of the busiest, it is also a great time to quickly review some of the legal aspects of your business. An end-of-the-year review is important to ensure you are ready for the new year, and, more importantly, make sure your business is protected.
Commercial Litigation – The Use of “Efforts” Clauses
Commercial litigation involves the understanding of different concepts. In that case of breach of contract controversies, understanding the language of the contract is critical for the outcome of the case. The ideal is that a contract is crystal clear so that both...
What to Consider before Doing Business with Someone …
Starting a new business is exciting, but you shouldn’t rush into this decision. If you’re considering taking on a business partner, here are some issues to consider, especially if you start executing without putting things in writing. The risk, most of the time, is to...
Filing Adjustment of Status Online?
Form I-130 the petition of eligibility for a relative is usually the first part of the process used by a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident to start the U.S. immigration process. The I-130 is the form used to demonstrate that the beneficiary qualifies for an...
Who Owns the Copyright Interest in a Creative Work?
The creation of a piece of art, a drawing, a cartoon, a tv show, or any other creative work can be the result of an individual’s work or the product of the joint efforts of several individuals. In this context, if two or more individuals are involved in a creative process, it is necessary to determine what are the rights of each party.
Ultimate Family Green Card Petition Guide
I hope that understanding the process will make it easier for applicants to maneuver the complexities of the US immigration systems, when it comes to family green card petitions. On the hand, for those who prefer to get legal counsel, this guide will be a great refence to know what to expect throughout the process.
An immigration petition is one of the most important legal matters that a person may go through. It involves the most important aspects of a people’s lives, their stability and their dreams of a happy life in a country different from where they were born.
How to Get the Green Card if You Have a Prior Deportation or an Unlawful entry to the US?
Getting resident status in the United States can be tricky when the applicant, also known as the beneficiary, has prior deportations or entered unlawfully into the United States. However, this fact alone does not prevent a person from acquiring legal status in the...
How Endorsement Agreements Work?
Celebrity influencer agreements are a special breed of product endorsement contracts. Watch as attorney Giselle Ayala tears down Shaq’s agreement with Papa John’s, in which the famous basketball player-turned-pizza-guru agrees that the company can use his image to create unique advertising content. There’s a lot to learn about how contracts can protect influencers and make big companies happy with their endorsement deals, so let’s tear it down!
How can I protect the name of my business?
Overall, when looking to protect the business name that acts as a symbol of your company, its reputation, and the goodwill that you have built, it is crucial to take several approaches to the matter, one strategy alone may not be enough.
What is a trademark?
PDF HERE A trademark is a form of intellectual property. It is a distinctive sign that can be created or adopted in the form of any word, phrase, symbol, design, or a combination of these things that identifies your goods or services. It’s how customers recognize you...
Los Prince Series de Warhol llegan a la Corte Suprema. ¿Se trata de Fair Use o no?
Por medio de este articulo se pretende explicar a grandes razgos el litigio pendiente ante la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, entre la Fundacion Andy Warhol y la fotografa de celebridades Lynn Goldsmith, asi como abordar los parametros con base en los cuales la demandada, la Fundacion Warhol, defiende su posicion de que no hubo infraccion de copyright por haber consistido el trabajo de Andy Warhol en una forma de Fair Use.
Copyright Issues in Short Films
The career of those who are interested in the film industry may start as an assistant for a big production or by doing some filming activity. However, whatever the path a creator uses to get into the industry, it is fundamental to understand the legal issues that may come up around the development of a short film production project. In this note, we will focus our attention to the issues related to Copyright.
What is Copyright? Why is it important?
Copyright covers a wide, evolving range of original works from music to architectural designs to computer software. We help our clients protect their copyrights and keep on top of changes in copyright law to provide cutting-edge advice.
From J-1 to F-1. The two year residency requirement. All you need to know!
Under the two-year home residency requirement who come the U.S. in J-1 status cannot become permanent residents, change status or get a work or family-based status in the U.S. until they return to their country of last permanent residence for at least two years cumulatively. Find out if your are covered and whether you can get a waiver.
Trademarks & Copyright for Photographers
Whether you photograph weddings, capture senior portraits, or shoot products, understanding key concepts like intellectual property, copyright, and trademarks is an essential part of succeeding as a working photographer.
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