Copyright litigation in the United States: overview

By Maria Luisa Palmese In the US, there are two types of statutory laws, federal laws enacted by the US Congress and state laws enacted by individual states. US copyright law stems from Article 1, section 8, clause 8, of the US Constitution, which is often referred to as the...

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U.S. Tax Reform – Significant Changes for Foreign Investors

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the comprehensive tax reform bill (the “Act”) that had been passed by Congress on December 20. The Act represents the most significant reform of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code in over 30 years. The following is a high-level summary of key...

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FY-2019 H-1B “CAP” APPROACHING FAST

EARLY PLANNING AND PROCESSING IS RECOMMENDED January 17, 2018 The filing period for “new” H-1B visa petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota (the “H-1B cap”) for FY (“Fiscal Year”) 2019 begins on Monday, April 2, 2018. To ensure timely receipt, and to have the best chance of...

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Harry Bertschmann Featured in New York Times

Harry Bertschmann, whose work Wuersch & Gering exhibited as part of its art program in 2006/2007, was featured in an article in the January 7, 2018 Sunday Edition of the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/nyregion/the-struggling-artist-at-86.html  

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Hilde Holland is interviewed on President Trump’s travel ban

Hilde Holland was interviewed on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow the enforcement of President Trump’s “travel ban.” “Donald Trump’s entry ban for people from several Muslim countries, the so-called “travel ban”, is provisionally allowed to enter into force, as the Supreme Court ruled this week. In addition, the president...

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Daniel Wuersch interviewed on acquittal of Swiss banker

Daniel A. Wuersch was interviewed by Swiss financial news site, finews, on the impact of the acquittal of Swiss Banker, Stefan Buck, in a landmark tax conspiracy case. On November 21, 2017, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found Stefan Buck, former head...

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Wuersch & Gering Represents Schneider + Co in its Acquisition of Prime Transport Group

Wuersch & Gering represented Schneider + Co in its acquisition of the Prime Transport Group from its former owners. Schneider + Co is an international transport and logistics company based in Basel, Switzerland. Prime Transport Group is an asset-based international logistics service provider, freight forwarder and customs broker operating out of...

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U.S. Immigration Alert – Changes to U.S. Employment-Based Immigration

U.S. IMMIGRATION ALERT Changes to U.S. Employment-Based Immigration New Travel Ban Effective October 18, 2017 Changes to H-1B Program Postponement of International Entrepreneur Rule Denials of I-131 Applications Subject to International Travel In-Person Interviews for All Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Applications  Increased Administrative Processing  In carrying out the Hire American Policy formulated in...

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Wuersch & Gering Admits New Partner

The partners of Wuersch & Gering are pleased to announce the admission of Maureen R. Monaghan to our partnership. Maureen Monaghan joined our firm as a Senior Counsel in 2014.  Her practice focuses on counseling clients on federal and state individual, business and corporate taxation issues with a particular focus...

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Important Changes in U.S. Immigration

U.S. IMMIGRATION UPDATE AND HELPFUL TIPS Increased Border Scrutiny Longer Visa Processing Times Frequent Site Visits Increased Visa Scrutiny and Denial On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, which seeks to create higher wages and employment rates for U.S. workers and protect...

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Wuersch & Gering Represents Hanse Orga Group in its Acquisition of e5 Solutions Group

Wuersch & Gering represented Hanse Orga Group in its acquisition of e5 Solutions Group from its former owners. Hanse Orga Group is the global market leader in financial automation software. e5 Solutions Group deliver best-in-class services and software add-ons that enable and augment SAP standard treasury functionality to enterprise customers...

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Wuersch & Gering Represents Hanse Orga Group in its Acquisition of Dolphin Enterprise Solutions Corporation

Wuersch & Gering represented Hanse Orga Group in its acquisition of Dolphin Enterprise Solutions Corporation from its former owners. Hanse Orga Group is the global market leader in financial automation software. Dolphin Enterprise Solutions is a leading provider of process automation and data management solutions for SAP customers.  This acquisition...

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V. David Rivkin Joins Wuersch & Gering

May 1, 2017 V. David Rivkin Joins Wuersch & Gering New York, N.Y. — Wuersch & Gering is pleased to welcome our new partner, V. David Rivkin, who joined the leadership of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practice. Mr. Rivkin brings with him nearly two decades of cross-border litigation, arbitration...

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USCIS FEE INCREASES AS OF 12/23/2016

Effective December 23, 2016, fees for most applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase. The increases in fees range from as little as $15 to as much as hundreds of dollars for some common categories. What will change under the new Fee Rule: USCIS...

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Wuersch & Gering Represents Scheuch Group in its Acquisition of Schust Development

Wuersch & Gering represented Scheuch Group in its acquisition of Schust Development Inc., a leading full service air pollution control company designing, building and service large scale projects. Scheuch Group is a leading worldwide air and environmental technology company.  This acquisition marks Scheuch Group’s second acquisition in North America. Wuersch & Gering’s...

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Supreme Court IP Activity Update July 2016

Enhanced Damages and Attorneys’ fees easier to obtain. PTO decisions on whether to institute IPR proceedings are final and unappealable PTO use of “broadest reasonable claim construction” in determining invalidity in IPRs upheld. Enhanced Damages/Attorneys’ Fees:  Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., 136 S. Ct. 1923 (June 13, 2016):...

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Wuersch & Gering Wins Appeal Dismissing RICO and Fraud Case Against German Company

Wuersch & Gering won an appeal denying US jurisdiction over claims against LFoundry GmbH, a German technology company,  by our client’s bankrupt French subsidiary, LFoundry Rousset, SAS, and a class of individual French plaintiffs.  LFoundry GmbH, Atmel Corporation of California and its French subsidiary, Atmel Rousset, SAS, were sued in...

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U.S. DOL: Final Rule Significantly Increases Salary Required to Meet Several Overtime Exemptions

After receiving the directive from President Obama in 2014, last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its Final Rule to update and modernize regulations governing exemption of executive, professional and administrative employees from minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Last updated in 2004, the new...

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Wuersch & Gering Represents the NSI Group in its Acquisition of MI Technologies

Wuersch & Gering represented NSI-MI Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of Quadrant Management, Inc.) in its acquisition of MI Technologies, LLC, a leading global supplier of radio frequency and microwave products, systems and services, and the related acquisition financing transaction. In February 2015, the NSI Group acquired Nearfield Systems, Inc.,...

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New Law Permits Denial or Revocation of US Passports Due to Significant Federal Tax Delinquencies

Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which President Obama signed on December 4, 2015, an individual’s US passport can, for the first time, be denied or revoked because the individual has a significant US tax liability.  This provision became effective on January 1, 2016. The liability does not have...

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Wuersch & Gering Represents Scheuch Group in its Acquisition of the Camcorp Group

Wuersch & Gering represented Scheuch Group in its acquisition of the Camcorp Group (Camcorp Holdings, Inc., Camcorp, Inc., and Camcorp Manufacturing, Inc.), who focus on the creation of cutting-edge design and engineering approaches for industrial applications. Scheuch Group is a leading worldwide air and environmental technology company.  This acquisition marks Scheuch Group’s...

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“Regulation Crowdfunding” Update

On November 16, 2015, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission “Regulation Crowdfunding” Rule was published in the Federal Register.  The Rule becomes effective 180 days after the date of publication, which will be May 16, 2016, except that Form “Funding Portal” and amendments to “Form ID” will become effective January...

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OCIE Publishes Results of Examinations of Investment Advisers and Funds That Outsource Their Chief Compliance Officer

On November 9, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (the “OCIE”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) published the results of its examinations of investment advisers and funds that outsource their chief compliance officer (“CCO”) and the risks related to doing so (the “Risk Alert”).  Not...

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Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Final Rules to Permit Crowdfunding

On October 30, 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) adopted its long-awaited final crowdfunding rules under “Regulation Crowdfunding.” All transactions relying on Regulation Crowdfunding must take place through a registered intermediary, either a broker­dealer registered with the Commission or a funding portal registered with the Commission.  Companies are...

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