Author name: Letícia França

Content Analyst | Drummond Advisors

US Supreme Court Approves Trademarks with Names considered Inappropriate

By Pedro Drummond and Giulia Porto* One of the recommendations we give our clients at the beginning of the trademark registration process in the United States is to choose a name that avoids any controversy — that is, don’t use swearwords, even if that “swearing” is only in the sound aspect . However, it now …

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It is now easier to protect your company internationally: what changes with the Madrid Protocol

Registering the name, colors and images of your company is an important step to protect it, especially if you have plans to explore the international market. This measure has just gained a push from the Brazilain government: with the country’s accession to the Madrid Protocol, the trademark registration in 97 countries is facilitated, has significant reduction of costs and decreases the waiting time. Bill n. …

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Why does the American Immigration want to access your social media activities?

New rules for obtaining entry visas in the United States came into force on May 31. One of these new measures imposed by the US government is raising a lot of controversy: now, in addition to the usual documentation, you must also inform about the social networks (including Twitter and Facebook) and emails accounts you …

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Partnership Representative for Income Tax Return: What Has Changed

If you are a member of a partnership or limited liability company and you fill out Form 1065 (Partnership Income Tax Return) annually, you must designate an individual or company to answer for the company in the United States. The main condition is that this representative has a substantial presence in the country. The partnership …

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New rule for check-the-box election: find out what has changed

US Treasury now requires original signatures An important resource in tax planning for businesses in the United States may be getting a bit more difficult: it seems mandatory now to include original signatures (or signatures that are clearly not electronic signatures) on Form 8832. This is the form used by individuals and corporations to choose …

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Enrolling children in the US public school system with a tourist visa can cause problems

Enrolling your children in a public school in the United States without them having the proper visa can bring serious consequences. That’s right: attending a public school using only a tourist visa (B-1/B-2) can result in the cancellation of said visa, and it is extremely difficult to reverse this situation and get back to the …

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