The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the May 2013 Visa Bulletin. Priority cut-off dates for the most common employment-based categories are provided below. Foreign nationals having a priority date before the established cut-off date are eligible to file immigrant visa or adjustment of status applications for permanent residence. Click here for additional information regarding applications for Permanent...Read More
New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, whose district includes Chinatown in Manhattan, is making another push on a controversial bill first introduced in 2011. Nearly two years later, Chin wants this bill passed.
While the manufacture and sale of counterfeit goods is already a crime, the proposed bill would criminalize the purchase of counterfeit goods as well. Under the proposed bill the buyer of a fake product could be slapped with a...Read More
In 2009, a war broke out over who would be the rightful owner of such iconic comic book characters as Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and The X-Men to name a few. The heirs of the late comic book artist Jack Kirby thought they could reclaim rights to Kirby’s creations, however, this battle still continues to this day with Kirby’s heirs taking the worst of the fight so far.
Generally, under copyright, the creator...
As expected, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2014. In addition, USCIS has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 set-aside for petitions filed pursuant to the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will not accept any H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2014 cap or the advanced degree exemption after Friday,...Read More
If I had six strikes when I was in little league I might actually have been able to scratch out a hit or two. However, under a new controversial agreement, copyright infringers have that many chances before they strike out.
The new “six strikes” copyright alert system was launched in late February as a result of a voluntary collaboration between the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America in...Read More