Maryland International Law Questions & Answers

Q: Need some advice here regarding my father, stepmom and custody that crosses international borders

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and International Law for Maryland on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
The parties interested in custody need to consult Maryland counsel. This issue cannot be competently handled by remote control with an interested, non-custodial step-brother.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017
Kevin E. Flynn's answer
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...

Q: Say, an ex girlfriend in Ireland is refusing to return my rightfully owned property back to me in the USA, what to do?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017
Richard Sternberg's answer
I'd need much more detail to give better advice, but the easy answer is to sue her in Ireland.

Q: Can an international student with F1 VISA work for freelancers.com in US ? Law abides a student to work only on-campus.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 15, 2015
Shan Dimitris Potts' answer
You can not work without a work authorization, even if you work someone online and you are required to pay taxes for which you will need an SSN, which will only be provided to you if you have a work permit. Again, working without a legal work permit is illegal employment and you could deported for that. All the best.

15 years of successful immigration law experience. The answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known....

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