ICE Begins Conducting STEM OPT Site Visits

Published on 8/23/2019 The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reportedly started to conduct on-site inspections of companies that employ foreign students in F-1 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Optional Practical Training (OPT). According to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) page on employer site visits, the… Read More

New U.S. Trademark Rule Requires U.S.-Licensed Counsel for Foreign Applicants

Published 7/12/2019  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that commencing August 3, 2019, all foreign–domiciled applicants, registrants, and parties to trademark proceedings will need to be represented by U.S.-licensed legal counsel. This new rule was said to be needed to safeguard the accuracy and integrity of the… Read More