Monthly Archives: April 2016

Matter of Z-A, Inc. decision adopted: USCIS

This USCIS policy memorandum (PM) designates the decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Z-A-, Inc. as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies to and binds all USCIS employees. USCIS personnel … Continue reading

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Panel report in dispute with US over solar cells & solar modules appealed: Govt

India filed a notice of appeal in the dispute (DS456) with the United States concerning “certain measures relating to solar cells and solar modules”. India appeals certain issues of law covered by the panel report and certain legal interpretations developed … Continue reading

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Abandonment orders passed by Trademark Office kept in abeyance: TM Registrar

Indian Trade Marks Registry has treated many applications as abandoned under Rule 38 (5) of the Trade Marks Rules 2002, in cases where no response to examination reports containing office objections, (issued under rule 38 (4) and section 18 (4) … Continue reading

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New Edition of Form N-400 published: USCIS

On April 13, 2016, USCIS revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The revised version is available at uscis.gov/n-400. You may continue to use the 9/13/13 edition of the form until August 9, 2016. We will reject and return previous versions … Continue reading

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Measures to curb ‘Inversions’ announced: US Treasury

United States Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service has announced measures to curb ‘Inversions’ by US corporations. https://goo.gl/hsGD0P

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Corp guarantees have no bearing on profits: ITAT

In a recent ruling, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) held that when corporate guarantees are in the nature of shareholder activities, they have no bearing on profits and in such cases no arms length price adjustments need to be made. … Continue reading

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Same or a Similar Occupational Classification: USCIS

USCIS has published a Policy Memorandum for ‘Determining Whether a New Job is in “the Same or a Similar Occupational Classification” for Purposes of Section 204(j) Job Portability’ https://goo.gl/30xaFZ

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