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Prohibiting registration of marks as ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ against free speech: USSC

The United States Supreme Court recently struck down provisions in federal law prohibiting registration of trademarks on the grounds of being ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ as violation of free speech rights. “The statute, on its face, dis­tinguishes between two opposed sets … Continue reading

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Guidance clarifying Federal controlled substances law issued: USCIS

USCIS has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violations of federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, are generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization, even where that conduct would not … Continue reading

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Final rule amending regulations governing H-1B petitions posted: DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today for public inspection, a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption. The final rule reverses the order by which U.S. … Continue reading

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Guilty plea doesn’t bar challenge to constitutionality of statute: USSC

The Supreme Court of United States recently held that a guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of his statute of conviction on direct appeal. In this case, Defendant pleaded guilty to … Continue reading

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DHC restrains Indian Co from using trademark GROUPON

Accepting the trans-border reputation of the trademark GROUPON, the Delhi High restrained an Indian company from using the trademark in relation to their business of offering discount coupons for products and services and any deceptive variation thereof. Plaintiff Groupon, a … Continue reading

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Whistleblower protections apply to law firms: SCOTUS

Can whistleblower protections apply to law firms? SCOTUS says yes in case involving mutual fund http://goo.gl/gB0ZME

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Cyprus Notified as a notified Jurisdictional Area by Indian Govt

Cyprus Notified as a notified Jurisdictional Area Under Section 94a of the Income-Tax Act, 1961 Section 94A was introduced in the Income-tax Act, 1961, through the Finance Act, 2011, in respect of transactions with persons located in notified jurisdictional area … Continue reading

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