Submitting a Trademark Application? Five Trademark Specimen Pitfalls and Best Practices

Whether you are filing a new trademark application or looking to maintain a registration, understanding trademark specimen best practices is key. A common pitfall when filing your application is failing to provide an acceptable specimen that shows how you use your trademark in commerce. This can lead to your registration being rejected by the United  Read More

Starting a Business in the US: Top Five Issues to Consider When Obtaining a US Copyright

As a foreign entrepreneur starting or expanding your business in the U.S., even if you are not selling literary or artistic items, you may be able to take advantage of copyright protection for advertising and promotional materials, operating manuals and packaging for your product. It is important to remember that there is no universal, international  Read More

DHS Will Restart the International Entrepreneur Parole Program to Provide Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withdrawing a 2018 notice to remove the International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program from DHS regulations. The IE parole program provides a viable means for foreign entrepreneurs to establish and develop their start-up entities in the US. Under the International Entrepreneur  Read More

Entering the US Market: Corporate Tax Considerations

As a manufacturer, selling your product(s) through an independent distributor is one way to enter the U.S. market without paying U.S. tax. The U.S. will seek to tax you if you have a business presence in the U.S. Agency Relationship Under general U.S. tax rules, the creation of an agency relationship (independent or otherwise) is  Read More