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...
By Germán Marín and Rosa Margarita
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...
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...
by Luisa Fernanda Mantilla Verdooren
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.
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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...
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...
By Louis M. Solomon
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...
By: Rosa Margarita
Santacruz and Germán Marín
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...
"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...
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 .
"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
"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
"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 (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
"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...
Hats off to attorney B. John Ovink !
Matter of Mayorga Cespedes , Jan. 3, 2012 (Colombia)
Matter of Contreras , Feb. 3, 2012 (Mexico)
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...
"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...