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International Law Questions & Answers

Q: I want to file an international patent; what are specific procedures and requirements?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Patents for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

There is not really an international patent. There is a process to file a patent application which serves as the front end for the patent application systems for 152 countries or regions http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/pct_contracting_states.html. This is a Patent Cooperation Treaty Application (PCT). People sometimes call this an international patent but that is not accurate.

You can file a utility application here in the US and then file your PCT application within 12 months of that...
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Q: I want my shoe manufactured in China. What paperwork should I submit to prevent my shoe being produced to another comp ?

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, International Law, Patents and Trademark on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

You have asked a number of good questions. Let me fill in a few pieces of the mosaic, but you really need to get connected to a law firm familiar with working in China as there are many issues to address.

1st -- There can be utility patents on shoe designs. I worked on soft spike cleats for golf shoes many years ago. But utility patents for a shoe are relatively rare. There are certainly options for new features. Michael Jackson has a patent that allowed him to engage his shoes...
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Q: I'm a victim of a scam online. I know the identity of the scammer, he is from Canada, but I live in France. What to do?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Answered on Nov 9, 2017

Hire a lawyer from Canada to sue him or report to the police
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Q: What is the law of international notarization?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, International Law, Contracts and Appeals / Appellate Law on
Answered on Nov 9, 2017

Generally, all notary offices require personal assistance.

I'm a lawyer from China. If you need any help, contact me and I'll see if it's possible
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Q: How can person with dual citizenship enter the US without American passport?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

She can travel on her Japanese passport, yes. We can’t imagine that an ESTA application would be rejected for the reasons you describe, especially given the circumstances.
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Q: Hoa raising fee 4th time for special assessment letter Saying I owe half of $600/by 11/20. That's 13 days!! Help PLEASE!

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and International Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

Sorry for your situation but it is most likely perfectly Legal assuming the HOA is following the governing documents correctly. No way to say for certain without first reading the HOA governing documents which can’t be done here on Line.

Good luck.
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Q: I am an American citizen and want to trademark and artist's name in Canada - can I do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, International Law and Trademark for District of Columbia on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

Yes, a US citizen can register a trademark in both the United States and Canada. There are international treaties that allow US trademark owners to extend their trademark rights to other countries and vice versa. You should speak with a trademark attorney on how to register your mark.
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Q: refugees family here bc there's a war going on in Cameroon and the UN refuses to register them in Cameroon what to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

From your details, it is evident that you and your family have already been registered with UNHCR as refugees. Did they give you registration card. This card carry information of your registration as refugee, that will help you as reference in future. Case will be moved to USA where you did opt for settlement and on green signal will be contacted by UNHCR.
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Q: If a family member who's lived in the US for 3 years (originally from Mexico)got sent back, could he come back at 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Child Custody and International Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

There are some options, yes, but none are straightforward. Probably the best fit is a student visa, but those applicants have to show financial viability because international students are very limited in the type of work they can do.
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Q: I transferred $10K from my Saudi bank to my US bank so that I have money to spend in the US during my summer vacation.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Tax Law on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Money you transfer from you to yourself isn’t income from any source. There is no US tax, though it never hurts to consult with an accountant. If you transfer more than US $10,000 in cash or equivalents, such as gold, make sure to report it on the appropriate customs or banking forms. There is no tax, but failure to report is a crime subject to seizure.
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Q: used to be illegal from Mexico twice, returned on my own 11 years ago. Can I marry a us citizen and move to the us?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and International Law for California on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

Yep! Your case is not a simple case. I recommend having an attorney review your options before you file anything with USCIS.
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Q: A foreign bank says I owe them inheritance tax for the French government can they force me to pay

2 Answers | Asked in International Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 23, 2017

Elaborate your question for quick and specific advice. Did you receive inheritance amount through that bank? Is that still in that account or transferred to your account in Pennsylvania?
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Q: Good Afternoon How do i can sue a website if they hold my money and they not give it out?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Internet Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 22, 2017

Retain a lawyer in the state and county where the company has its principal place of business, is incorporated, or does business. Choosing which of those is often a complex problem unless you already know where the company’s assets are located. Have that lawyer issue a demand so the defendant knows you are coming after them in a manner that is realistic, and then pay the filing fee and sue. If the amount involved is too small to do this, take a lesson to prevent getting ripped off in the...
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Q: My husbands daughter is a us permanent resident who was sent to Dominican Republic for the holidays and never returned.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

You should schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney, and possibly also with a family law attorney. Also, is your husband a U.S. Citizen, naturalized or by birth? If so, then your step-child may, but not necessarily, have a claim to U.S. Citizenship, in which case "abandonment" of lawful permanent residence would be a non-issue. Again, you should schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney.
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Q: Who makes international laws? Do all countries need to agree to a law before it becomes official?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017

In short, International conventions, protocols, agreements signed between state or states so ratified by them make an international law, so are binding on one another.
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Q: hi. can the us legal system intervene if the laws in another country inhumane and someone is dying and in need of help

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Personal Injury and International Law on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

Not if they are over there. Even over here it's a stretch.
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Q: I am a student at an institute and teacher says I cannot listen to my Christian music in my earphones, is this true?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Education Law and International Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 25, 2017

In the class, the instructor is in charge. outside of class you are free to listen to what you want. It sounds like there is more to this story. ie: sounds like the instructor knows what type of music you are listening too and apparently does not like your choice of music.

Hope this helps.
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Q: Hello, may i know if it lawful for a shipping company to send/ship products to me before we agree on the price?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Products Liability and International Law on
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

Sounds like a gift to me, but you might want to review the actual facts with a lawyer. And, if the gift is an international check or financial instrument, and they agree that you only have to return some of it as long as you do it right away, do nothing until the bank assures you the funds are collected, not just cleared. That one is a popular scam hitting lawyers for a few years now. The check is a forgery.
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Q: Hi, my Aunt passed 5 years ago. The money was supposed to go to Syria, my family there couldn't accept it.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, International Law and Probate for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

It sounds like a tough situation and the options really depend on a lot of facts about the case that cannot be efficiently conveyed here. In general if there was an Executor, I would assume there was an estate administration in the probate court. That court has/had jurisdiction over the assets and the Executor. The record of that court would be a great starting point. If the estate was not officially closed, the beneficiaries could request an accounting from the Executor. As you can see, there...
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Q: UK citizen received speeding ticket with COURT DATE in US, but I'll already have returned home. What should I do?!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and International Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

It sounds very much like you want to break our laws and scoot back to the UK without consequence. If so, you likely can as it is highly unlikely the State of North Carolina will bother to hunt you down for a speeding ticket.but doing so would demonstrate incredibly poor character on your part.
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