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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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US Rules in Favour of India in Countervailing Duty Investigation on Frozen Shrimp exports

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that the US industry is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of imports of frozen warm water shrimp from India, China, Ecuador, Malaysia, and Vietnam. USITC voted 4-2 … Continue reading

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FTC allowed to serve documents to defendants via ’email’ and ‘facebook’ under Hague Convention

A Federal District Court in New York recently allowed Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to serve (documents other than Summons and Complaint) defendants in India through alternative means namely ’email’ and ‘facebook’ in a case alleging that defendants operated a scheme … Continue reading

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“First Sale” doctrine applies to copies of copyrighted work lawfully made abroad: US SC

In a very important copyright ruling, the United States Supreme Court today ruled that the “first sale” doctrine (Section 109(a))applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad. Respondent, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley) filed the suit claiming … Continue reading

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