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Can I claim Copyright Infringement? First Considerations for Authors

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Feb 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you consider that another has used or misappropriated your work, it is imperative to understand the copyright infringement claim elements. It is then essential to consider whether the author of the work has a viable claim, and finally, determine the best strategy to approach the allegedly infringing conduct. When an author hires an attorney, the attorney's first task is to make a preliminary assessment of the matter.

Decoding the Trademark Application Legal Fee

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Jan 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the registration of a trademark, being careful is the best strategy. No one wants to pay a nonrefundable fee to the USPTO to realize later that the trademark is not registrable. Additionally, suppose the registration has errors, clerical or not. In that case, the client does not want to go through correcting them before getting a real chance of registering the trademark. This analysis and the additional consideration made below are the factors that explain the legal fee you pay your attorney to file your trademark application.

Casarse en Nueva York

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Si ha decidido casarse en los EE. UU. Es muy importante que considere los requisitos específicos del estado donde se llevará a cabo la ceremonia de matrimonio. Para casarse legalmente, deben realizar una ceremonia de matrimonio civil o religiosa tras obtener la Licencia de matrimonio. En general, la ley estatal requiere que esperen 24 horas tras recibir su licencia antes de realizar su ceremonia de matrimonio.

House marks and its hidden importance.

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Dec 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Giselle Ayala Mateus and Daniela Iguaran. A "house mark" can become an essential part of your business Intellectual Property portfolio if you have the vision of getting into several markets or quickly growing your overall presence. Accordingly, when considering the registration of a trademark, think not only about the goods or services' marks you currently trade. It is also important to take into consideration whether the trademark will be identical to your company's name, whether the trademark can be registered for different classes of goods or services, whether the use of the trademark in fact reflects the idea of that symbol as a "house mark."

End-of-the-Year Business Legal Checklist (For start-ups and well established businesses)

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Dec 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

2020 was tough, we all know. However, the end of this year is getting closer, and making a good checklist will definitely impact how we start in 2021. Many businesses may feel that there are a lot of topics they could include in their End-of-the-Year Business Legal Checklist. This note will help them to narrow those topics or to come up with additionals!

What is a Partnership?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Dec 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is and what is not a partnership? A partnership is a form of business organization where two or more people carry on a business as co-owners. A partnership is not and does not create a legal entity different from the partnership members. When it comes to partnerships, it is important to u...

What is an LLC?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Dec 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

An LLC or Limited Liability Company is a form of business organization that provides more flexibility than a corporation. Regardless of the multiple reasons that can make a person choose a corporation over an LLC, an LLC offers business owners the possibility of organizing their enterprise with...

What is the best entity for my business?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Dec 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the first decisions a business owner faces is choosing the best business entity for their organization. This is a crucial decision because it has far-reaching legal and tax consequences. At the starting point, you may be wondering, how do I choose between an LLC and a Corporation?

What is a Corporation?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Dec 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Delete Edit A corporation is a legal entity separate and distinct from its owners. Corporations are granted most of the rights and responsibilities that individuals possess. Corporations can enter into agreements, loan and borrow money, sue and be sued, hire employees or independent contractors...

How Does the Priority Date Look?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Nov 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The priority date is the date that USCIS uses as a reference to inform the public whether visas are available. Visas are available considering the country of nationality of the applicant and the priority date. For instance, a U.S. citizen requests a green card for his sister. Said application was...

What is a Visa?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Nov 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is a Visa? To enter the United State a person must be granted permission based on an immigration petition or status. A visa is a conditional authorization granted to a person who files a petition with the appropriate embassy, consulate, or with the United States Citizenship and Immigratio...

What is a Marriage-Based Green Card Petition? Why to Hire An Attorney?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Nov 15, 2020 | 2 Comments

A U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident may file an immigration petition on behalf of his/her spouse if they entered into a real marriage. This means, that the marriage must be recognized as a legal marriage in the state where the couple married. Accordingly, if the couple marries in a country that does not recognize legal effect to their union, that may have to remarry in another country or state to file a marriage-based petition in the United States.

You are not partners anymore. What happens with your IP now?

Posted by Giselle Ayala Mateus | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the of a business relationship, everyone wants to take his part of the deal and walkway. From the start to the end of a business relationship it is important to put things in writing so that each party knows its rights and responsibilities. The document describing such a business relationship should be drafted to address, among others, what will happen with the assets and liabilities of the business. If the document was complete enough the possibility of a conflict is less.

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