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- Process of Acquiring an International Trademark
After acquiring the United States trademark, it may be possible to obtain the same protections globally through an international trademark for the brand of a company.
- US Passport can be Revoked Because of Tax Debt
There are certain regulations and stipulations to the Internal Revenue Service with laws in the United States that may restrict travel or the ability to obtain a passport when taxes have not been paid. This usually involves tax debt that has been accruing or that has not been completely paid off for past taxes due.
- Exceptions to United States Anti-Boycott Provisions of the Export Administration Act
There are some exceptions available with anti-boycott provisions in place for exported materials. Many of these depend on the country, the product and other factors of the shipping such as the container, the vehicle and the manner of care given to the items.
- Effect of Equitable Price Adjustments in International Contracts
International contracts may be full of various stipulations based on the countries included in the arrangements. This means that those involved must fully understand all the processes that affect the outcome of the dealings. Adjustments must be effective and efficient.
- Is Legal Status Possible If I Used a False Name on My Asylum Application?
Asylum is a special immigration status that allows someone to potentially stay in a country even though he or she did not qualify for immigration on other grounds. Asylum may be granted to individuals who are being persecuted for religious or political beliefs.
- Can Customs Seize My Money When I Enter the Country and Is There a Limit?
When visiting other countries, it is important to know what customs and laws may affect the guests. This is vital in a number of ways, but necessary if any of these concerns will affect the individual negatively. If certain items are not permitted to leave the country, enter the country or be in excess of a certain weight, the visitor should know this before attempting to do so.
- Both Me and My Spouse Are in the U.S. on Visas, Can We Get a Divorce Here?
Many people travel to the United States on visas every year. These are individuals who may plan to stay in the United States for a certain amount of time, such as when they are finished traveling or attending school, or they may be individuals who eventually have a plan to immigrate permanently to the United States. While they are in the country, they may decide to change their marital status.
- Is a Surrogacy Contract Valid in the U.S. or Abroad?
Surrogacy contracts are often complicated to enforce. There are many terms that protect the mother until she gives her rights away.
- IRS Assesses Another 150% Civil FBAR Penalty
by Brown, PC
The IRS has asserted multiple maximum civil FBAR penalties against Ashvin Desai, who failed to disclose the existence of offshore accounts or report interest income from the accounts on his tax returns. Desai, a sixty-four year old born in Mumbai, India, was sentenced last week to six months of imprisonment in his criminal trial.
- Offshore Web Hosting for an Online Business
Privacy, security, and freedom of speech and expression are reasons many businesses give for choosing offshore website hosting. The physical location of the actual servers that the web hosting company uses to run a website determines the laws under which the website operates. So a website that is hosted by a company with servers in Iceland must comply with the laws of Iceland. There are both excellent and questionable offshore website hosting companies in countries around the world.