Debris From a Chinese Rocket Is Falling Towards Earth

May 7, 2021

Debris From a Chinese Rocket Is Falling Towards Earth Who Is Liable If It Injures Someone? Long March 5B is a Chinese rocket launched into space on April 28th. Now, debris from the rocket is expected to crash back down to earth, with the largest piece of debris being around 100 feet long (the length…

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What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?

November 17, 2020

What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? Those who follow the news and are involved in global business know the answer. It is a free trade agreement in the Asian-Pacific market. It was the first of its kind, the largest of its kind, and it was just enacted…

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Jeep Look-alike, Mahindra Roxor in Legal Trouble

July 2, 2020

What is the Mahindra Roxor and why are they in a Legal Dispute for looking like a Jeep? What is the Mahindra Roxor and why were they accused of trade dress infringement? Before we start on that, we first have to explain what a trade dress is. A trade dress is intellectual property protection for…

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American Not Allowed in Europe

June 30, 2020

American Travelers Not Allowed in Europe   Travelers from the United States will not be allowed in European Union countries when it reopens on Wednesday, July 1. The European Council released its unanimous decision establishing a list of “safe travel destinations” consisting of fifteen (15) countries on Tuesday, June 30. This list of accepted travelers…

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Immigration and Related Matters

March 25, 2020

USCIS has suspended its operations until at least April 1st – including premium processing of all I-129 and I-140 petitions. Scheduled appointments and interviews are postponed and notice from USCIS should be received confirming postponement. Similarly, the U.S. State Department (DOS) has suspended immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application appointments at all consular posts. DOS has…

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European Travel to U.S. and Recent Travel Ban

March 11, 2020

As many are aware, on March 11, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation banning travel for foreign nationals whom have traveled to many areas in Europe within 14 days of entry or attempted entry into the United States. The relevant areas in European, collectively known as the “Schengen Area”, includes Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic,…

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Do the UCC or CISG Govern your Global Contracts?

March 1, 2020

Do the UCC or CISG Govern your Global Contracts? In the US, the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) simplify laws of commercial transactions between states. But, sometimes, parties to international goods contracts improperly assume the UCC authority governs. Yes, article 2 of the UCC governs the contractual sale of goods to US domestic transactions, but not…

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Digital Privacy at the Border

January 8, 2020

Traditionally, border agents and U.S. government officials have enjoyed broad authority to conduct searches and investigations of travelers coming into the U.S., actions which are primarily couched under two goals: (1) to search for and discover contraband entering the U.S.; and (2) to prevent the admission and entrance of individuals ineligible for admission into the…

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Court Limits Right to be Forgotten Outside of European Cyberspace

October 7, 2019

On Tuesday September 24th, the European Court of Justice decided a case which substantially limited the famous European privacy law: “the right to be forgotten.” Under the 2014 legal standard, European citizens gained the right to request removal of links to websites, articles, and databases that include personal information considered old, no longer relevant, or…

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That’s One Small Step for…Space Crime?

August 26, 2019

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported that it was investigating the first ever instance of a crime committed in space. United States astronaut Anne McClain allegedly improperly accessed the bank account of her spouse, Summer Worden, from a computer registered to NASA while aboard the International Space Station (ISS). McClain denied the…

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