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The "Treaty on the Law of Trademarks" and "Regulation" of 1994 is returned to Congress by the Constitutional Court for Errors in Processing

by Rosa Margarita Santacruz The Colombian government, through the 1343 Act, 2009 approved the "Treaty on the Law of Trademarks" and "Regulation"- TLT-, adopted on October 27, 1994 (Geneva, Switzerland). Once approved, the law passed to constitutional control by the Colombian...

Border Measures: Another Mechanism for Protection of Trademarks

By Germán Marín and Rosa Margarita Santacruz Decision 486 of 2000 of the Commission of the Andean Community of Nations -norm that rules trademarks in Colombia- in its Article 250 provides that "the owner of a trademark who has valid grounds for suspecting that an operation of...

California Church Documents Show Sex Abuse Allegations

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for nearly 150 people who claim sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests made nearly 10,000 pages of previously sealed internal church documents public Sunday, revealing at least one previously unknown decades-old case in which a priest under police investigation was allowed...

Simplified Stock Corporations in Colombia

by Luisa Fernanda Mantilla Verdooren Excerpt: Every day there are more reasons for foreign investors to pay attention to Latin America. Colombia illustrates the present trend toward modern corporate models, demonstrated by its recent regulations for simplified stock corporations. During...

Recommendations for a Better Protection of Three-Dimensional Trademarks in Colombia

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Commercial Agency Contract and Trademark Licensing Agreement in Colombia

By Germn Marin The commercial agency contract in Colombia is one of the most controversial contracts in Colombia, for the obligations that the entrepreneur is forced to pay to the agent at the time of its termination. The novelty of some new approaches leads us to look at the license agreement...

Chiquita Sued Over Colombian Paramilitary Payments

MIAMI - (AP) Each name is next to a number, in black type on a thick legal document. They are the mothers and fathers, spouses, sisters and brothers of thousands of Colombians who were killed or vanished during a bloody civil conflict between leftist guerrillas and right-wing paramilitary groups whose...

District Court in Eleventh Circuit Deepens the Circuit Conflict By Upholding Alien Tort Statute Claims Against Corporate Defendant

By Louis M. Solomon In re Chiquita Brands Int'l, Inc. Alient Tort Statute and Shareholder Derivative Litigation , Case No. 08-01916 (S.D.Fla June 2011), [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ] is multidistrict litigation of seven cases consolidated in...

Marin Santacruz & Asociados: Colombia Adopts "The Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks" By Law 1455 of June 29, 2011

By: Rosa Margarita Santacruz and Germán Marín The Colombian government has approved the adhesion of Colombia to the mentioned Madrid Protocol, by means of law 1455 of June 29, 2011, which shall enter into force upon the exhaustion of constitutional control procedure that will make...

Third Circuit on CAT, acquiescence, Colombia: Pieschacon-Villegas

"The BIA decision does not show that the Board considered 'all evidence relevant to the possibility of future torture.' ... The BIA did not explicitly deem clearly erroneous the IJ's finding of credibility regarding Pieschacon-Villegas's testimony that his cooperation with the FBI...

Cascade of failures by U.S., Colombian officials led to deportation of American teen

If you are Black, female and a minor, it's easy for government officials to give you short shrift. SELWYN CRAWFORD, DIANNE SOLÍS and JASON TRAHAN have the story in the Dallas Morning News .

American teen, wrongly deported to Colombia, returns to U.S., family

"A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an [unauthorized] immigrant was reunited with her family in the United States on Friday. The 15-year-old girl is at the center of an international mystery over how a minor could be sent to a country where she is not a citizen...

Deportation of U.S. Teen to Colombia Latest Failure of Immigration System

"The family of a Dallas teenager Jakadrien Turner is demanding answers after she was deported to Colombia, despite the fact that she is a U.S. citizen and speaks no Spanish. Turner, a 15-year-old African-American runaway, was living in Houston when she was arrested for shoplifting and gave...

Deported teen returns to US. How many Americans are mistakenly banished?

"Jakadrien Turner's deportation has shined a light on an immigration system in which mistakes can and do happen. Experts worry that the rate of mistaken deportations is on the uptick." - CSM, Jan. 7, 2012 .

Colombia drops disputed 'military exclusion' plan

BOGOTA Colombia (AP) - Colombia's government is dropping a proposed judicial change that would have let military judges decide whether soldiers should be tried for alleged rights abuses. Human rights groups have opposed the measure. Justice Minister Carlos Esguerra said Full version (available...

Mom of Deported Teen Runaway Files Federal Lawsuit

"The mother of a teenage Dallas runaway who immigration authorities shipped to South America after she provided a false name has filed a civil rights suit against top federal officials claiming her daughter was illegally detained and deported. Johnisa Turner seeks unspecified damages in the...

AAO Hardship Waiver Victories: Colombia; Mexico

Hats off to attorney B. John Ovink ! Matter of Mayorga Cespedes , Jan. 3, 2012 (Colombia) Matter of Contreras , Feb. 3, 2012 (Mexico)

Andrew Abela-Maldonado on Recent Changes in Colombian Procedural Law

Opening its markets, Colombia has become an attractive alternative to foreign investors. Recent procedural regulatory changes that will affect national and cross border transactions. The country is busy promoting investment frameworks and revamping the efficiency of its procedural regulations. Four...

CA7 on Derivative Asylum, Social Group, Internal Relocation: N.L.A. v. Holder

"The immigration judge concluded that N.L.A. failed to meet her burden of proof that she has suffered from past persecution or that she would suffer from future persecution on the basis of her membership in a social group of land owners (or some permutation of that category) or because of her political...