Was Your H1B Visa Approved in 2017? It's Time to File an Extension!

June 29, 2020
Individuals in the United States on nonimmigrant H1B visa are limited to a three year stay with the ability to extend for three additional years. If ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

Trump’s Order Targets Those Outside the U.S. Again, H1B 2021 Unscathed

June 24, 2020
The H1B FY2021 Cap Season is Minimally Affected.   On Monday, April 22nd President Trump announced a short-term pause on the issuing of new green ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, News

Supreme Court Upholds Safeguards for Over 700,000 Young Immigrants

June 18, 2020
On Thursday, June 18, the United States Supreme Court upheld a crucial program safeguarding more than 700,000 young immigrants. The Deferred Action ...
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Topics: News

The Immigrant Visa and Staying in the United States Permanently

June 18, 2020
Obtaining an immigrant visa in the United States requires careful consideration before beginning the application process. Under the right visa ...
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How to Obtain a Green Card in the USA on the First Try

June 16, 2020
Permanent residency in the United States is given to those wishing to live and work here legally. Also known as a “green card,” the steps you must ...
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Topics: Green Card

Tour the United States on A Visitor Visa: Here’s How

June 15, 2020
Whether you're looking to enter the United States for business or pleasure, the B visitor visa category is an option that you and your travel ...
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3 Facts You and Your Loved One Need to Know About the USA’s “Fiancé Visa”

June 12, 2020
The K-1 visa allows the engaged partner of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States legally. Also known as the “fiancé visa,” this option is perfect ...
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Topics: K-1

Interested in Citizenship in the USA? Here’s What You Need to Know

June 8, 2020
Less than one million immigrants become United States citizens each year. The process is complex and time-consuming. The naturalization process is ...
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Topics: Naturalization, US Citizenship

Accomplished Something Extraordinary? Consider the USA’s O Visa

May 28, 2020
Read Time: 4 minutes   You can seek short term employment in the United States if you have made incredible contributions to the arts, sciences, ...
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Topics: O Visa

What Are The Differences Between the L-1A and L-1B Visa Options?

May 26, 2020
Read Time: 3 minutes Skilled foreign workers who wish to work in the United States on a temporary visa should consider the L-1A and L-1B visa ...
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Topics: L1B Visa

Why the USA's P Visa is Ideal for Foreign Athletes and Entertainers

May 21, 2020
Read Time: 4 minutes The P visa is an excellent immigration entry choice to the US if you are a foreign athlete or entertainer. In this article, ...
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Topics: P Visa

3 Reasons Traders & Investors Should Apply for the USA E Visa

May 18, 2020
Read Time: 4 minutes If you are a foreign trader or investor who wants to enter the United States, you should explore the possibilities of an E visa. ...
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Topics: E Visa

Why the H Visa Options Are Perfect for Foreign Specialty Workers

May 14, 2020
Read Time: 4 minutes   H visa options are an excellent solution for foreign specialty workers who want to work in the United States temporarily. It ...
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Topics: H Visas

Employers Must Know These 3 Immigration Changes from COVID-19

May 12, 2020
Read Time: 2 minutes New changes have occurred in the United States immigration system due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Homeland ...
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Topics: coronavirus

Studying in the United States: A Guide to the Right Student Visa

May 8, 2020
Read Time: 3 minutes   If you want to study in the USA, the F or M student visa options are the right considerations to make. The process may feel ...
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Topics: Student Visa

Exactly Who is Affected By Trump’s Recent Green Card Suspension? Those Outside.

April 23, 2020
  (Photo Credit: Getty Images)   On Monday, April 22 President Trump announced a short-term pause on the issuing of new green cards. Initial ...
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Topics: Green Card

There is Hope For Your Green Card: Here’s Why

April 22, 2020
  (Photo Credit: Getty Images)  President Trump announced a short-term pause on the issuing of new green cards. Those seeking permanent residency in ...
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Topics: Green Card

Understanding the H1B Visa Renewal Process

April 16, 2020
Obtaining and renewing your H-1B visa is a complex, multi-step process. If the time to renew is approaching, be sure to read this comprehensive ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

A Timeline of the Typical H1B Visa Process

April 13, 2020
The demand for H1B visas is very high. It is for this reason that they are limited to a maximum issuance of 85,000 permits each year.  Depending upon ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

How Do I File An H1B Visa Extension?

April 10, 2020
  The amount of time you have to stay in the United States on an H1B visa is three years. Once the three years are over, you have the opportunity to ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

H1B Visa Requirements Should Be Accurate. What Happens if They're Not?

April 9, 2020
  If someone submits an H1B visa petition that contains inaccurate or false information, the U.S. government considers it to be a form of fraud, ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

Your Simple Guide to the H1B Transfer Process

April 7, 2020
Determining how to transfer your H1B visa to another company is a common question echoed among working nationals in the United States.  Several ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

What You'll Need BEFORE Starting An H1B Visa Application

April 6, 2020
  The immigration process is arduous, no matter for which visa type you apply for. Due to the competitive aspects of the H1B visa application, ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

H1B Selected? Here's the documents you'll need to file your Petition

April 3, 2020
Congratulations! You are one of the lucky persons who have been selected through the H1B Registration Lottery this year. This step means that among a ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

Navigating the H-1B Application Process

April 3, 2020
Applying for the H-1B Visa for temporary workers has never been harder. As the U.S. economy improves and businesses seek more skilled foreign labor ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

Can I maintain lawful status while on H1B If I am furloughed or put on a leave of absence?

April 3, 2020
The H1B visa is a non-immigrant U.S. work visa that enables foreigners to work in the U.S. with a specific job position. (USCIS)
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Topics: H1B Visa, coronavirus

Help! I’m a U.S. Permanent Resident Stuck Internationally Due to Coronavirus

April 3, 2020
If you've found yourself stuck outside the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, and currently hold a green card, you may be concerned about ...
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Topics: coronavirus

How to Claim Unemployment While on OPT or CPT

April 3, 2020
COVID-19 has spread quickly across the United States, and employers are making the difficult decision to lay-off workers. Employees, in turn, have ...
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Topics: coronavirus

COVID-19 y Actualizaciones de la Ley de Inmigración

April 2, 2020
  Del equipo de Loigica: Incluso con los rápidos cambios que ocurren debido al coronavirus, el equipo de Loigica permanece abierto y se compromete a ...
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Topics: Immigration, News, Espanol, coronavirus

Las Negaciones de H1B Están en Su Punto Más Alto: 5 Alternativas a Considerar

April 2, 2020
Las negaciones de H-1B por parte de los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) tienen una tasa históricamente alta. Esta ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration, Espanol

A Quién Contactar Cuando Solicite una Salida Satisfactoria (Por Aeropuerto)

April 2, 2020
Más de un millón de personas visitan los Estados Unidos cada año. A partir de hoy, miles de ciudadanos extranjeros se ven significativamente ...
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Topics: Espanol, coronavirus

Atascado debido a coronavirus? Los titulares de ESTA y B1 / B2 pueden solicitar extensiones

April 2, 2020
    Introducción El Servicio de Aduanas e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS)  suspendió los servicios de visas de rutina temporalmente ...
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Topics: ESTA, Espanol, coronavirus, B1 Visa, B2 Visa

H1B Denials Are at an All-Time High: 5 Alternatives to Consider

March 25, 2020
H-1B denials by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at a historically high rate. This visa category is one of the most popular since ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

COVID-19 & Immigration Law Updates

March 23, 2020
  From the Loigica Team: Even with the rapid changes occurring due to coronavirus, the Loigica team remains open and is committed to serving you.
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Topics: Immigration, News, coronavirus

Who to Contact When Applying for Satisfactory Departure (By Airport)

March 23, 2020
More than one million people visit the U.S. every year. As of today, thousands of foreign nationals are significantly impacted by travel restrictions ...
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Topics: coronavirus

Stuck Due to Coronavirus? ESTA & B1/B2 Holders Can Apply for Extensions

March 23, 2020
    Introduction U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended routine visa services temporarily as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This move ...
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Topics: ESTA, coronavirus, B1 Visa, B2 Visa

How to Monitor Your H-1B Visa Status

March 23, 2020
Monitoring your H1B visa status is a process that gives rise too many concerns and questions to hopeful foreign nationals apply to work in the United ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

AVISO DE VIRUS DE CORONA

March 16, 2020
Considerando la gravedad de la actual situación sanitaria mundial en la que nos encontramos, LOIGICA ABOGADOS, en su compormiso constante para con ...
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Topics: News

Which U.S. Companies Are Hiring? 10 H1B Visa Sponsors to Pursue

March 16, 2020
H-1B visa sponsors find themselves in a precarious place concerning immigration in the United States. While media tends to shift its attention to ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

Petición/Visa L-1

March 13, 2020
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Topics: L1Visa, Espanol

How Much Does The H1B Visa Cost? See A Full Breakdown.

March 9, 2020
An essential aspect of planning to work in the United States involves anticipating the cost of an H-1B visa. Petitioners need to consider how much ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration Law

Working in the United States: Understanding the H-1B Visa System

February 17, 2020
More than 1.2 million people across the globe come to the US for the abundant work opportunities our country provides. In fact, it is the most common ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration Law

Your 2020-2021 Comprehensive Guide to the H1B Visa Lottery System

February 3, 2020
Companies seeking to fill specialized positions with overseas candidates will need to continue updating their approaches. The road to US employment ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration Law

H1B 2020/21 Cap Advisory: March 1-20 Registration Requirement

January 28, 2020
This year each candidate must register with USCIS H1B lottery registration tool.  Unlike past seasons where petitions needed to be filed between ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration Law

Absolute Must-Haves for Staffing Agency H1Bs

January 27, 2020
Beginning in 2017, USCIS imposed tighter restrictions and more scrutiny on consulting and staffing agencies, especially if they deal with IT or other ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

What are the H1b visa renewal requirements

October 15, 2018
Renewing an H1B visa can seem like a daunting task for the uninitiated but it need not be so. The first step is understanding the renewal ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

H1B to EB5-Visa Alternative for Indian Nationals is a fast track to permanent residence and the December 7th, 2018 Deadline

October 12, 2018
News Update: Apply before the December 7th, 2018 Deadline President Trump’s executive order “Buy American and Hire American” has made it more ...
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Topics: visa, eb5 visa

How Long is an H1-B Visa Good For?

October 8, 2018
An H1-B visa allows U.S.-based employers to fill positions that demand specialized expertise or talent that they find challenging to fill with the ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

How Long Does It Take to Get the H-1B Visa?

October 1, 2018
The H1-B visa is a program designed to allow employers to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. If you're someone who's working in a field ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

How Does the H-1B Visa Work?

September 24, 2018
The H-1B visa program is designed to meet the needs of employers seeking foreign workers for hard-to-fill jobs in specialized fields like medicine, ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

PROPOSED H-1B VISA CHANGES THAT HAPPENED UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IN 2017

February 15, 2018
The H1-B visa program is part of the Immigration and Nationality Act. An H1-B visa allows local employers to hire foreign workers in specialty ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration Law

Proposed Changes for H-1B Visa Process Could Take Effect in February

February 13, 2018
The process of obtaining an H-1B visa could become significantly tougher as the Department of Homeland Security considers policy changes. The changes ...
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Topics: Immigration Law, H2B Visa

What are the E2 Visa Requirements?

January 26, 2018
According to the most recently enacted government regulations, an E-2 Investor Visa allows a foreign-born individual to enter the United States and ...
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Topics: Immigration Visas, E2 Visa

What are the L1 Visa Requirements?

January 25, 2018
When a non-US executive, manager, or highly skilled employee is seeking to transfer to a United States office run by his or her employer, the L1 visa ...
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Topics: Immigration Visas, L1Visa

Deportation Defenses You Need to Know

January 24, 2018
The most common legal defenses against deportation that an immigration attorney can make on your behalf fall under the category of relief from ...
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Topics: Immigration Law, Deportation Defense

What are the requirements for EB5 Visa?

January 23, 2018
The EB-5 program was created in 1990 by Congress to spur job creation and economic growth. Through this program, immigrant entrepreneurs are allowed ...
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Topics: Eb-5, Immigration Visas

How is the Trump administration affecting the H1B Visa Lottery? Updated November 28, 2017

December 1, 2017
The H1B Visa Lottery process is a system of selection which is used to reach an imposed annual quota on the number of foreign nationals which will be ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

What documents do I need for an h1b renewal?

November 29, 2017
A foreign worker holding an H1B visa can stay within the United States and work under that employment-based visa for up to six years. The H1B visa is ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

What are the H1B Transfer Documents That I Need?

November 9, 2017
Your H1B visa is still transferrable from your original sponsoring employer to another H1B employer. This is called “portability.” Portability occurs ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

What is the H1B Visa Extension Process?

November 8, 2017
Before talking about the H1B visa extension process itself it's important to understand what the H1B visa is and is not. The H1B visa - contrary to ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

What is the H1B Transfer Process?

November 7, 2017
An H1B transfer allows holders of H1B visas to change employers without losing their H1B status. As with most immigration-related procedures, the H1B ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

What documents are needed for an h1b visa extension?

October 31, 2017
The H1B status extension process typically occurs when an American employer chooses to employ a current H1B beneficiary beyond the first three-year ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

Countries Who Are Eligible for the H-2B Visas in 2017

September 1, 2017
Did you know that depending on where you live, your visa options may vary? The H-2B visa is a perfect example of this. H-2B petitions are only ...
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Topics: Immigration, H2B Visa

The Differences Between Residency (Green Card) and Citizenship

August 25, 2017
For any person to legally reside in the U.S. that person needs to maintain a legal status. A legal status can be through citizenship, permanent ...
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Topics: Green Card, US Citizenship

What Is An H2-B Visa?

August 21, 2017
The H-2B is a temporary work visa that allows foreign workers to come to the United States to work in seasonal, non-agricultural jobs. This petition ...
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Topics: Immigration Law, H2B Visa

How To Obtain a Green Card through a job offer in the USA

July 27, 2017
A permanent residence can be obtained if the person applying has a permanent employment opportunity in the U.S., or if an employer wants to sponsor ...
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Topics: Green Card, Immigration

Frequently asked questions about the H-1B visa period of stay

July 25, 2017
Receiving your H-1B visa can be the start of an amazing career in the United States but often doubts arise regarding the period of stay with an H-1B ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

What is a specialty occupation?

July 20, 2017
In order for a US company to employ a graduate level worker from a foreign country and for US immigration to allow them to apply for an H1B Visa, one ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

H1B Visa: What it is & the requirements and process

July 18, 2017
The H-1B is a visa category that applies to foreigners who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation within the United States. A position ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration

H1B Visa Lawyer with Experience | Visa Requirements

August 31, 2016
H1B Visa Lawyer Welcome to LOIGICA's blog about H-1B matters. In today’s blog I am going to explain the purpose of the H-1B visa and how to qualify.  ...
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Topics: H1B Visa

PICK AND CHOOSE: NOT EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN CAN BE TRADEMARKED

August 29, 2016
While most business and individuals understand the value of trademark protection, there are many who assume that trademark protection is ...
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Topics: #ClassificationSystem, #IC, Intellectual Property Law, #IntellectualProperty, Trademarks, #USPTO

TATTOO LICENSING COMPANY FILES SUIT IN FEDERAL COURT FOR ALLEGED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IN NBA2K16 VIDEO GAME

April 29, 2016
A tattoo licensing company Solid Oak Sketches LLC (“SOS LLC”) has filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York Federal Court against Visual ...
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Topics: CopyrightInfringement, #CopyrightLaw, Intellectual Property Law, #IntellectualProperty, #NBA, #Tattoos

Aliens holding H-1B and L-1 visas do not need to file for Advance Parole.

February 4, 2016
 
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Topics: Advance Parole, H-1B Visas, Immigration Law, Other

LOIGICA HELPS NATURALIZE US MARINE, DEPORTED VETS BATTLE TO RETURN HOME DESPITE RISKING LIVES

February 1, 2016
 
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Topics: Immigration Law, Other, #usmarines #rizen #newuscitizen #uscis #loigica #N

Obtain your H-1B visa with LOIGICA

January 27, 2016
As you know H1-B season is on.  It’s that time of the year again!   Please contact us to discuss your case and prepare the process immediately to ...
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Topics: H1B Visa, Immigration Law

Gotham Garage Seeks Dawn of Justice in Supreme Court for Copyright Infringement Over Batmobile

January 25, 2016
A furious dispute set out when California native and owner of Gotham Garage, Mark Towle was sued by DC Comics’ parent company Warner Bros. ...
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Topics: Batmobile, copyright act, copyright infringement, Intellectual Property Law, Intellecual property

GOT TALENT? WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

January 22, 2016
Obtaining a US business visa usually requires overcoming difficult hurdles such as having hundreds of thousands of dollars ready to invest in the US ...
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Topics: E2, EB1, H1B Visa, Immigration Law

Spotify Spotted for Alleged Copyright Infringement with a $150M Lawsuit

January 18, 2016
Spotify is a digital music service that provides users access to millions of songs via its expansive music streaming service. Recently, Spotify was ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, copyright infringement, copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, IP Licensing, Mechanical License, Statutory damages

Becoming a US Citizen with the Help of Immigration Attorneys

January 14, 2016
 
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Topics: Citizenship, Immigration Law, Naturalization

No Love for Louis in Trademark Parody

January 11, 2016
Louis Vuitton Malletier SA, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton or LV is a renowned fashion powerhouse. It is in the business of selling ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, Intellectual Property Law, Parody, Trademark Infringement, Trademarks

Loigica Launches New Interactive Website

January 8, 2016
As a leading Miami Law firm, Loigica helps ensure small-to-medium-sized businesses have the strong legal support they need to function securely, ...
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Topics: lawyer websites, Other, website redesign

Monumental Appellate Court Decision on Disparaging Trademarks: Refusing them is Unconstitutional

December 22, 2015
The Federal Government bans trademarks that contain disparaging or offensive language. However, and astonishingly, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, Business, Federal Circuit, Intellectual Property Law, Trademarks

BILL SEEKS TO REVIEW VISA SEEKERS’ SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER SAN BERNADINO TERRORIST ATTACK

December 18, 2015
BILL SEEKS TO SIFT VISA SEEKERS’ SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER SAN BERNADINO TERRORIST ATTACK
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Topics: Coming to America, ESTA, Fiance visa, Immigration Law, John McCain, K-1, SAN BERNADINO, TERRORIST ATTACK, Visa Waiver Program

OBTAIN YOUR L-1 VISA TODAY

December 16, 2015
The L-1 visa is a temporary non-immigrant visa which allows companies to relocate foreign qualified employees to its U.S. subsidiary or parent ...
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Topics: E-2 Visas, Immigration Law, Immigration Visas, L-1 Visa, L-1A

Supreme Court Justices advocated to give District Court Judges Authority to Increase Patent Awards

December 14, 2015
In the opening briefs filed last week, Petitioners Halo Electronics Inc. and Striker Corp. plead Supreme Court Justices to authorize District Court ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Infringement, Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Supreme Court of the United States, Willful Infringement

Another Trademark Registered for our client PWRStation

December 14, 2015
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Topics: Intellectual Property Law, #IntellectualProperty; #Trademarks #PWRStation #Lo

PETA PLEADS CALIFORNIA COURT TO STOP MONKEYING AROUND

December 7, 2015
An entertaining case emerged at the United States Copyright Office back in September in regards to a "selfie" taken by a male crested black macaque ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, CopyrightInfringement, CopyrightOffice, copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, MacaqueSelfies

EASE OF ESTA VISA WAIVER PROGRAM QUESTIONED AFTER WAKE OF PARIS ATTACKS

December 4, 2015
The November 13th, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris have spurred the U.S. Government to re-examine the ease of access into the United States through ...
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Topics: Business Law, E-2, ESTA, executive visa, Immigration, Immigration Law, Investor Visa, L-1, Paris Attacks, Waiver Visa Program, White House

Trademark Oppositions and How Big Corporations Can Use Opposition Tactics to Flex their Muscle on Smaller Business Owners

November 30, 2015
Major corporations employ vigorous defense by devoting millions of dollars to trademark policing. As a primarily results-driven group, these ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, Intellectual Property Law, Lanham Act, Opposition, Trademarks

BIG 3 CONCERNS ON PROPOSED EB-5 OVERHAUL DRAFT

November 27, 2015
The bipartisan proposed EB-5 reform draft aimed at addressing fraud and national security concerns has trade groups and investors alike concerned ...
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Topics: Business Visa, Eb-5, Green Card, Immigration, Immigration Law, Investor Visa

Obtain your Green Card Today – Another successful story at LOIGICA!

November 25, 2015
LOIGICA will help you obtain your green card or U.S. permanent residency.  On November 17, 2015, another green card petition was approved for one of ...
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Topics: EB%, Eb-5, Green Card, Immediate Relative, Immigration Law

Push Pause Before You Play: The Reality of Copyrights and Music Licensing

November 23, 2015
 Music is omnipresent in our daily lives. We wake up to music, study to music, workout to music, even fall asleep to music. We all love music. From ...
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Topics: copyright act, copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, licensing, music, music licensing, music royalties, musical works, sound recordings

MORE GREEN FOR GREENCARD IN EB-5 RENEWAL DRAFT

November 20, 2015
The Popular EB-5 program faces upheaval if recently proposed legislation takes affect in 2016. The draft language would increase the TEA investment ...
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Topics: Eb-5, Immigration Law, Investor Visa, Targeted Employment Areas, TEA

PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR 11 MILLION PEOPLE

November 18, 2015
A comprehensive immigration reform is necessary in the United States.  Of course, there are some issues, which need to be resolved before ...
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Topics: Intellectual Property Law

The Hidden Power of Design Patents and How Patentees are Enforcing Them to Make it Rain

November 16, 2015
Design patents can be potent asset in your intellectual property portfolio. They protect virtually everything with an ornamental aspect – from the ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, Design Patent Damages, Design Patent Infringement, Design Patents, Infringement, Intellectual Property Law

L-1 Visa – L-1 Visa Stamped at the U.S. Consulate in Rome, Italy

November 14, 2015
 
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Topics: Immigration, Immigration Law, Investor Visa, L-1 Visa

FUTURE OF H1-B VISA, SUPPLY, DEMAND AND REFORM

November 13, 2015
THE GREAT H1-B DEMAND
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Topics: Immigration Law

World Trade Organization’s 17-Year Patent Waiver Impact’s Least Developed Countries and Pharmaceuticals

November 9, 2015
World Trade Organization (“WTO”) extended a waiver that will allow the world’s poorest economies to have a pharmaceutical patent-free regime for the ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, Intellectual Property Law, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, World Trade Organization

HOW L-IA MAKES MIA BUZZ WITH NEWLY ESTABLISHED FOREIGN BUSINESSES

November 6, 2015
On October 15th, an Executive for European commodities trading company successfully obtained an approved L-1A Visa after engaging LOIGICA Immigration ...
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Topics: Business Visa, Immigration Law, L1Visa, Miami Immigration lawyers

IMMIGRATION LAW: PROVISIONAL WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY

November 4, 2015
 
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Topics: Immigration Law, Provision Unlawful Presence Waiver

Appeal Court Affirms No Copyright Protection for Bikram Yoga Poses

November 3, 2015
The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit concluded recently that the twenty-six (26) moves of Bikram Yoga cannot be copyrighted. ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, copyright infringement, copyright law, copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, yoga poses

WINNING BIG ON INVESTOR E2 VISA WAIVER APPROVAL AGAINST CANNABIS ARREST: THE LOIGICA WAY

October 30, 2015
A Spanish executive with substantial South Florida real estate holdings came to #LOIGICA after being refused an #E2 Visa for Treaty Investors. As a ...
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Topics: E2Visa, Immigration Law, InvestorVisa

Is AirBnB a Hotel, Rental Company, or What? : A Brief Analysis on the Possible Legal Issues AirBnB Faces in the Future

October 30, 2015
As technology progresses and businesses innovate, current laws sometimes struggle to match the technology and innovation. It is not always a bad ...
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Topics: Intellectual Property Law

Protect your business and form a Florida Limited Liability Company

October 30, 2015
If you want to open a new business or your business is functioning without any business structure, you must organize or incorporate your business.   ...
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Topics: Business Law, Florida Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Company, Operating Agreement

Patent is the Most Searched Word for the United States

October 28, 2015
In a world where people use copious amount of time searching for things online via search engines, curiosity begs to know what are people really ...
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Topics: Intellectual property, Intellectual Property Law, Patents, Searches, US Patents

Trumping with Trademarks: How the Donald Uses the Power of His Name

October 11, 2015
Unless you have been living on a planet in a galaxy far, far away, the name Donald Trump is ubiquitous. The real estate mogul and 2016 presidential ...
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Topics: Intellectual Property Law

What to do if you Need to Leave the U.S. Before Getting Your Green Card

October 10, 2015
One of the first things that they tell you once you have applied for a Green Card is that you should not leave the United States until the card is in ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Application for H-2B Visa Reopened for Temporary Nonimmigrant Workers

September 20, 2015
The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on June 5th, 2015 that it will reopen applications for the H-2B visa due to the 2015 ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

What Type of Entity Should Your New Company Be

September 1, 2015
One of the main issues that startups encounter when forming their business is determining what type of entity would best suit their company. There ...
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Topics: Business Law

Key to a Successful Start-Up

August 18, 2015
Starting a business is not an easy thing to do. It’s actually quite frightening to take a leap into the unknown while hoping that you land on your ...
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Topics: Business Law

Apply for an EB-3 Immigrant Visa

July 22, 2014
In order to apply for an EB-3 immigrant visa preference category you must fall into one of three categories: a skilled worker, a professional, or an ...
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Topics: EB3, Immigration, Immigration Law

Asylum - You may be able to obtain your green card

July 18, 2014
You may be eligible to obtain a green card if you are suffering persecution in your home country or fear that you will suffer persecution in your ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

What is Deferred Action Status and am I Eligible for Deferred Action Status?

May 29, 2014
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applies to certain individuals that arrived in the United States as children and consider this country their ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Can I Get My Green Card Through a Family Member?

May 27, 2014
Relatives of US citizens or permanent US residents may apply for green cards based upon their familial relationship. Relatives of US ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Should I renew my Green Card or apply for citizenship?

March 19, 2014
The majority of Green Cards contain are valid for ten years. However, a conditional Green Card is valid only for two years.
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Topics: Immigration Law

Cuban Adjustment Act – Your Immigration Dream

January 16, 2014
Cuban citizens may be able to apply levitra coupon for adjustment of status if they have been present in the United States for at least 1 year since ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Should You Have a Revocable Living Trust? It Depends!

January 8, 2014
A revocable trust allows you to transfer all or part of your assets during your lifetime. One of the advantages of a revocable living trust is that ...
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Topics: Other

What type of investment visa is good for you? The answer is “It depends”!

December 17, 2013
Last week, my cousin asked me about the possibilities for an investor’s visa for her father. As I began to explain the different types of investors ...
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Topics: E-2 Visas, Immigration Law, L-1 Visas, Miami Immigration Attorney

INTRO TO TRADEMARKS FOR NEW BUSINESSES

December 1, 2013
 
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Topics: Accenture, Apple, Arbitrary, Car2Go, Distinctive marks, Fanciful, Generic, Intellectual Property Law, Lanham Act, Loigica, marks, Suggestive, The Lab Miami, Tide

You cannot extend your stay in the United States on a Visa Waiver

November 29, 2013
If you came to the United States on a road trip and you are on a Visa Waiver Program, you may not request an extension of your visa. Once you are ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

FTA & Non FTA Country Export: Dominican Republic, Bahamas

October 25, 2013
Recently our firm spoke with US Embassy officials in the Dominican Republic and in the Bahamas about trade opportunities for one of our clients. The ...
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Topics: Dominican Republic, duties 30%, Export to the Bahamas, Free Trade Agreement, Immigration Law, US, US-CAFTA-FTA

Obtaining an E-2 Visa: Investment Must Be Substantial. How Much to Invest?

October 25, 2013
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Topics: E-2 visas usually ask “how much” must be invested, Immigration Law, non-immigrant visas for commercial traders and inv, proportionality test, substantial investment

Immigration Law: Aliens who are suspected to have trafficked a controlled substance cannot obtain a green card

October 23, 2013
Inadmissible aliens are regulated according to federal statute 8 U.S.C. §1182.
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Topics: Immigration Law

Help your Spouse, Child, Brother, Sister, Father or Mother become a U.S. Permanent Resident

October 16, 2013
If you are a U.S. citizen, you may help your relative (spouse, child, father or mother) to become a permanent resident of the United States, which ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Humanitarian Parole may be a remedial measure from a visa denial

October 9, 2013
Humanitarian Parole finds its legal basis in Section 212(d)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The current law may allow a foreign ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Become a U.S. Citizen through Naturalization

September 26, 2013
Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen after he or she fulfills certain requirements imposed by the ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Spain Argues to Eliminate Visa Requirement for Colombians

August 26, 2013
The government of Spain will request the European Commission and the other Schengen States to remove Colombia from the list of countries whose ...
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Topics: Colombia, European Commission, Immigration Law, Juan Manuel Santos, Mariano Rajoy, Schengen States, Spain, Spain’s Prime Minister, visa

US Maintains Free Trade Agreements with 19 Partner Countries

August 12, 2013
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Topics: 19 US Free Trade Partners Countries, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Immigration Law, Korea, Panama, Singapore, US-Colombian free trade agreement, Zero duties

Elective Share: A possibility for the surviving spouse when dissatisfied with the provisions of the decedents estate plan

August 10, 2013
Let's say you have been married with your spouse for many years and you feel it is safe to assume that your spouse will leave you as the beneficiary ...
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Topics: Business Law

A L-1 VISA COULD BE A GOOD WAY FOR YOUR OVERSEAS COMPANY TO EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS AND SERVICES TO THE UNITED STATES

August 7, 2013
The L-1 visa is a temporary non-immigrant visa, which allows usually small and start up overseas companies to relocate qualified employees to its ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

A K-3 visa is Another Marriage Based Immigration Option for Non-US Citizen Spouses Living Overseas

August 6, 2013
Every year hundreds of visas are issued to a spouse of an America Citizen so that he/she can move to the U.S. to be with their loved ones.  One of ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

You need to know the difference between an E-2 Visa and E-2 Status

July 29, 2013
There is difference between having a non-immigrant visa and non-immigrant visa status. Briefly, a non-immigrant visa gets placed in your passport. ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

How certain investors can get an E – 2 visa

July 16, 2013
The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the U.S. when investing a substantial amount of capital ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

LOIGICA P.A. Joins The Lab Miami. At Heart of Miami's Int'l Tech Community

July 15, 2013
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Topics: Other

E-Visas for US Treaty Country Investors

June 20, 2013
E-Visas are generally used by foreign entrepreneurs and businesses of treaty countries who want to establish their business in the United States. ...
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Topics: E-visas, Immigration Law, Investors, non-immigrant visas, Treaty Country Investor, Unites States

Spanish companies move to South Florida to alleviate the effects of the economic crisis

June 17, 2013
Spanish secretary of State for Commerce, Jaime García-Legaz, has indicated recently that the rate in which Spanish companies establish branches in ...
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Topics: Business, Business Law, Carlos A. Giménez, economic crisis, investment, Jaime García-Legaz, Miami, Spain

Spain Approves New Law to Spur Entrepreneurial Activity and Investment

June 12, 2013
The objective of the recently approved law is to stimulate the creation of jobs in new companies, or those which are growing, and offer even more ...
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Topics: Business Law, Entrepreneur’s law, Espana, Ley de Emprendedores, Spain

Do you want to obtain a green card through investment? We can help you make your dream come true!

June 7, 2013
In our previous blogs, we explained how you could get a green card through your family and/or through an offer of employment.  In this blog, we will ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Obtaining a Green Card through Employment

June 5, 2013
In a previous blog, we shared how you can get a green card (or become a permanent resident) through your family. However, what if you do not qualify ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

There are different ways to get your green card

May 31, 2013
There are different steps
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Topics: Immigration Law

Asylum and Dual Citizenship Issues

May 29, 2013
We know that Section 208 of the Immigration and Nationality Act forbids people from receiving U.S. asylum protection if they have already firmly ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Colombian Consumers Demand Genuine Products; US-Colombia FTA Penalizes Piracy

May 23, 2013
We recently spoke to an online-based video game distributor in Medellin Colombia who explained his fight against pirated versions of games he sells. ...
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Topics: Business Law, Colombia Free Trade Agreement, copyrights, miami international trade law attorneys, movies, Patents, Piracy, removed in US-Colombia FTA, Trademarks, video games

Colombian Energy Export Prospects

May 22, 2013
Colombia’s growing economy will demand more energy and electricity solutions for powering rural parts of the country.  According to a US Department ...
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Topics: Business Law, Colombia, Colombia Free Trade Agreement, Energy, Equipment, Hyrdoeletric dam

Spanish Investment in Colombia

May 19, 2013
Colombia is playing an important role in the internationalization of Spanish companies. Colombia is an ideal platform for companies interested on ...
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Topics: Business Law, Colombia, export, Free Trade Agreement, import, legal stability, Spain, Spanish Investment

More than 750 Colombian companies have debuted in the United States because of the Free Trade Agreement

May 13, 2013
The Free Trade Agreement (“FTA”) between Colombia and the United States has proven to be an amazing tool for U.S./Colombian importers and exporters. ...
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Topics: Business Law

EU-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Ratification Process

May 9, 2013
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Topics: Business Law, Colombia, Europe, European Union, Free Trade Agreement, TLC

Miami Immigration Attorneys Can Represent Clients in All 50 U.S. States

May 8, 2013
There's little dispute that "location, location, location" is a good rule of thumb when you are looking to buy a house. However, it is less relevant ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Customs Ordered to Verify International Student Visas

May 6, 2013
The Homeland Security Department (“HSD”) ordered border
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Topics: Immigration Law

Colombia Top Export: Transport and Infrastructure

May 3, 2013
A few months ago speaking by phone with my father who lives in Medellin, Colombia, he explained that rain had just caused a mudslide which wiped away ...
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Topics: Bogota, Business Law, Colombia, Free Trade Agreement, Infrastructure, Medellin, Transportation, US

Establishing hardship for provisional waivers may be complicated for your family

May 2, 2013
Take cheap cialis note that immigrant visa applicants who are spouses, children, and parents of US citizens (“known as the immediate relatives”) may ...
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Topics: Other

Are you currently working on an H-1B visa for one employer and want to change your job?

May 1, 2013
The United States immigration system is complicated. Even though you may be able to file the forms, you would likely ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Colombia's trade with the U.S. grew 10% after the Free Trade Agreement

May 1, 2013
After a year of having signed the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U.S., the Department of Commerce of the United States announced a ten percent ...
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Topics: Business Law

Colombian Car Parts Top Export, 34 Million Vehicles, $2.5 Billion Market

April 29, 2013
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Topics: Other

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act bill was introduced in the Senate.

April 24, 2013
Finally, the buy cialis new immigration bill was introduced in the Senate. The name of this bill is Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Colombia: 1 million barrels of oil per day, No. 4 LATAM Oil Producer, FARC a threat.

April 23, 2013
In February 2013, Colombia announced that it produced an average of 1.01 million barrels of oil per day in January, as reported by MercoPress news ...
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Topics: 1Million, Barrels, Business Law, Colombia, Colombia Free Trade Agreement Medical Equipment, Drilling Equipment, FARC, FTA, Oil, Wellhead equipment

Implementing a successful international trade strategy takes research, thorough planning, and coordination.

April 18, 2013
The time is perfect for you to begin exporting your goods to South America. The United States has continued its decades-long effort to increase ...
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Topics: Business Law

Immigration Reform – Path to Citizenship for 11 million people

April 15, 2013
As an immigration attorney, I am excited that a vibrant movement to support comprehensive immigration reform is building in the United States.  Of ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Colombian Mining & Heavy Equipment Big Biz for US

April 11, 2013
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Topics: coal, Colombia, Colombia Free Trade Agreement, emeralds, gold, Heavy machinery, minerals, Mining, nickel, Other, US

Take advantage of the new Immigration Extension for Nicaraguans

April 10, 2013
A new immigration law provides a Temporary Protected Status extension for eligible nationals of Nicaragua. This immigration extension is for an ...
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Topics: Immigration Law

Continued… Do Not Get Frustrated When Creating Your Estate Plan

April 9, 2013
As previously
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Topics: Other

Making the US-Colombian Free Trade Agreement Relevant to US Boutique Designers

April 7, 2013
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Topics: Boutique American fashion designers, Business Law, export duty-free, textile, US-Colombian free trade agreement, US workshops

Do Not Get Frustrated When Creating Your Estate Plan

April 4, 2013
Even though there are some myths or general beliefs that may frustrate estate planners, these are not necessarily true and these myths can be ...
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Topics: Other

Ecommerce trade barriers removed in US-Colombia FTA: Opportunities for app developers, and other services

April 3, 2013
Ecommerce trade barriers removed in US-Colombia FTA: Opportunities for American app developers and other services
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Topics: American app developers, Business Law, Ecommerce, information technology, removed in US-Colombia FTA, trade barriers

The Importance of the Immigration Reform

April 1, 2013
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Topics: Other

US-Colombia FTA intellectual property protection

March 26, 2013
US intellectual property protection under the Colombian Free Trade Agreement
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Topics: Intellectual property, Agreement, CFTA, Colombia, Colombian, Copyright, Discrimination, Free, intellectual, Miami Immigration lawyers, Nation Treatment, Patents, property, protection, the, Trade, Trademarks, Other, under, US

Submit Your Petition for an H-1B Visa by April 1, 2013

March 25, 2013
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Topics: Immigration Law

Immigration: Keeping Your Family Close

March 14, 2013
Today certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (spouses, parents of adult U.S. citizens and minor children) may take advantage of a change what ...
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Topics: Family, Florida, immigrants, Immigration, Immigration Law, Miami, Miami Immigration Attorney, Miami Immigration lawyers, Provision Unlawful Presence Waiver

US Medical Equipment, Big Business in Colombia

March 12, 2013
US Medical Equipment, Big Business in Colombia According to a Colombia Embassy report, approximately 98% of
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Topics: Agreement, Business Law, CFTA, Colombia, Equipment, Free, Medical, Trade, Other

Two Cost Effective Opportunities for US-to-Colombia Exporters

March 11, 2013
48 hour Custom Clearance, & 6 hour clearance for $200 and less shipments.
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Topics: 48 hour clearance, Business Law, CFTA, clearance, Colombia, customs, Etsy, Free Trade Agreement, FTA, six hour