Akshat Divatia
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Canada’s cannabis legalization creates yet another wrinkle in the relations between the U.S. and its northern neighbor. U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions harbors a well known hatred towards anything cannabis and he clearly has no love for Canada’s Cannabis Act either. What will this mean though for Canadians who are 100% legally involved in Canada’s cannabis industry when … read more

Akshat Divatia
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Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) arrested and charged Pradyumna Kumar Samal, CEO of two Washington State information technology companies, Divensi, Inc. and Azimetry, Inc., with visa-fraud. The DOJ alleges Mr. Samal initiated and oversaw a multi-year scheme involving the submission of forged documents to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). The … read more

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  Harris Bricken attorneys spoke to reporters about a wide range of topics in August, on issues ranging from CBD to hair products to cannabis packaging to taxes to Chinese arbitration to the US-China trade war. Akshat Divatia spoke to Matt Lamers of Marijuana Business Daily about concerns Canadian citizens in the cannabis industry there … read more

Dan Harris
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Mainland Chinese courts do not enforce U.S. judgments. Therefore, it will probably be a waste of time for you to bring a lawsuit in a U.S. court against a Chinese company that does not have assets in either the United States or in a country that enforces U.S. judgments. However, it is important that you research where the “Chinese” company is actually … read more

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On May 25, Harris Bricken will co-sponsor an event with CECOT, one of Spain’s leading multi-sector business confederations, on doing business in and with the United States. If you are considering doing business with the United States or investing in the United States, this event is for you. The conference, entitled “The New Era of Doing Business in the … read more

Akshat Divatia
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On Friday, April 6, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it had received a sufficient number of petitions between April 2-5, 2018 for the Fiscal Year (“FY”) to meet its 2019 H-1B Cap. The announcement confirms the overwhelming demand from U.S. employers for qualified professionals to fill specialty occupation positions. Assuming … read more

Nadja Vietz
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You’ve taken the first steps in expanding your business into Spain, perhaps by forming distributorship relations. Now, you’re ready to put down deeper roots by renting office space and hiring staff. With these pieces in place you will be considered a “permanent establishment,” and it’s time to go beyond simply registering your foreign business. Foreign … read more

Harris Bricken
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By: Gisella Zuñiga Galván* Though there are similarities in the European Union and the United States trademark systems (for example, registered trademarks under both systems are valid for ten years), there also are major differences. This post highlights some of the major differences in the trademark laws between the U.S. and the EU because it is these differences that … read more

Akshat Divatia
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In his first State of the Union address on January 30, 2018, President Trump articulated his four-pillar plan for immigration reform: path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children; securing America’s southern border with a wall; ending the diversity visa lottery and instituting a merit-based immigration system; and, limiting family immigration … read more