Relevant Legal Developments in U.S. Law for Global Entrepreneurs and their Non-U.S. Lawyers_8 February 2019

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Intellectual Property – Copyright Laws The U.S.  Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the “first sale” doctrine of the CopyRight Act does not apply to the reproduction of digital file for the purposes of resale. https://www.natlawreview.com/article/second-circuit-no-first-sale-doctrine-reproduced-digital-files U.S. Intellectual… Read More

LEGAL STRATEGY FOR NON-U.S. DISRUPTIVE STARTUPS

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis PROCESS MAP OF A LEGAL STRATEGY FOR   NON-U.S. DISRUPTIVE STARTUPS EXPANDING (OR SEEKING) TO THE U.S. MARKET   To learn more or find out how to develop a legal strategy for your business visit http://www.lawjmlewis.com or email jm@lawjmlewis.com.   The views expressed in… Read More

Linking Your Company to the U.S. – Overview of the L-visas

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis For foreign companies that either have or are seeking to establish a parent company, a branch, a subsidiary, or an affiliate in the U.S.; and want to send a foreign employee who is either an executive, a manager, or an employee with specialized… Read More

U.S. Immigration Law Update: USCIS Cannot Approve Employment-Based Visa Petitions that Do Not Meet Minimum Wage Standards.

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis In Matter of I- Corp., Adopted Decision 2017-02 (AAO Apr. 12, 2017), the Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a binding policy guidance to USCIS personnel as it relates to Employment-Based Visa Petitions. According to it’s… Read More