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Theft of Trade Secret Prosecution

Suppose a person is a citizen of country A, and he/she traveled to the US for a business trip visiting say, a mining plant. That person, whether or not he/she was told it was forbidden or not, takes 5 ...
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Will I be let into the US if I request a passport from a country in the Trump travel ban?

I currently hold a permanent resident status in the US and planned on traveling internationally in next couple of months. Since I need a visa to enter to the country I am traveling to, I would have to ...
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Which country's law applies when scraping / crawling web pages?

I'm interested in the legal aspects of gathering (scraping) data from web pages with web robots / scrapers / crawlers. I am not sure which country's law applies in the case that a website is hosted in ...
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Can I lable a product, “product of” the country where it was bottled

Can I lable a product, "product of" the country where it was bottled? For example if I buy barrels of oil from Spain, and bottle them in Italy , can I lable it "product of Italy"?
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Does it make sense to suing a foreign company who fired you with no fair cause?

Premise: in my experience when you are a solo-freelancer working for a corporation who does have their own lawyers and resources to fight against you, a win is very unlikely (I have even been told ...
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How can one register a trademark for a mobile app name without a lawyer?

I want to get a trademark for my mobile app. It is available also in App Store and Google Play. Do I need international protection? Do I need register on USPTO or WIPO? I have a low budget. Do I ...
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Do Singapore authorities have any leverage on a Canadian who is currently residing in South Africa?

Suppose a Canadian citizen is accused of committing various acts in Singapore which are punished with a fine (littering, selling gum and hacking into wifi). The Canadian is currently residing in Cape ...
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What are some laws about limiting the number of foreigners in a country?

What are some laws about limiting the number of foreigners in a country? Which country has the strictest such laws? For example, the number of foreigners shouldn't exceed 50,000 or 1% of the number of ...
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Ex wife moving out the country with my daughters

My ex-wife is planning to move out of the country (to France) next year with my daughters (12 and 10 years old respectively). We have shared custody. I pay alimony (been paying for 7 years, 3 more to ...
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How would you know if the court should apply foreign or local law?

I have a question about laws in general. If someone were to get arrested in the United States for charges on misappropriation of trade secrets committed in Canada, would the court apply international (...
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How do you go about conducting business internationally?

I have a few questions on this topic. Let's assume the following: Company A is based in China and Company B is based in Mexico. Company A has no presence in Mexico. Company B has no presence in China....
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Can a person outside the US, who is affected by a product in a US class action, join the class case?

This question is motivated by a class action suit in the US, against a US manufacturer who sells their products worldwide. The product is alleged faulty, and a class action suit has been filed in the ...
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What happens when a president is part of a mafia that violates the law in other countries?

So one of the persons arrested by the FIFA gate (corruption, bribes that were paid throw United States financial institutions) mentioned in his confession a former argentine president (Cristina ...
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Are there international treaties preventing states from taxing property transfers out of it?

With the goal of discouraging companies and high net worth individuals from leaving the country to save taxes by taxing wealth leaving the country by a multiple of the taxes due per year if they ...
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Is there reliable intellectual property protection in overtly international markets?

Say I have a device I wish to sell to airlines. This device provides incredible value for commercial flights, and I'd like to start a business selling it. I have a problem. Where do I patent my device,...
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What happens when court orders issued by different countries contradict each other?

Two recent examples have prompted me to wonder about this: In the Equustek case a Canadian company has gained an injunction in the Canadian courts ordering Google to remove certain material worldwide....
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How do we claim the estate of someone who died under a different name in a different country?

The father of my wife (from Germany) died in London 10 years ago, with a different name, but with the same family name (for example was born in Germany with the name Johannes Doe, and in London died ...
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Stolen passport and loan is taken or company opened who is liable for fraud?

One of my relatives got his wallet with EU passport, drivers license and his credit cards stolen in Kiev... He immediately told about this to his bank, police and embassy, so at this point everything ...
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Can I be sued for warning of a potential crowdfunding scam?

Note: I don't seem to find any pertinent tags (such as "crowdfunding" so bear with me if the tabs are not correct) I recently got of (potential) scam from a (successfully funded) campaign on Indieogo ...
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Would it be illegal to sell a drone defense system to a nation under an arms embargo?

Will it be illegal to sell anti-drone systems to any nation like Gaza? Because it's not a weapon system, it's more like a defensive technology. Would it still violate an arms embargo?
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Is it possible to declare a large underground area as a sovereign principality or any form of independent state? [duplicate]

If one were to happen upon a large cavern deep underground, are there any laws that dictate how deep underground a country's claim to land can be? Would it be possible to declare the area an ...
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Which country's employment law is applied in 100% remote work

The work done is 100% remote in all cases, and the employee does not care at all where the employee does his/her work. For examples sake we can assume that the work in question is programming, ...
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Can persons holding dual/multiple citizenship obtain multiple social security incomes?

Say a person is citizen of Country A. Person applies for citizenship of other countries B,C,D where Country A's citizens are eligible to apply for dual citizenship. Person A reaches the age or ...
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Do I have the right to protect my personal property ? [closed]

In most part of US, people have the right to protect their own personal property with an appropriate amount of force.With this concept of personal property and a persons right to protect as background,...
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Choosing Domain Name and Avoiding Lawsuit?

So say I wanted to create the blog "TheSportLad" that is about sport news and "Lad" as in (young man). Say there is a small blog called "TheSportLand" also doing some news about sports. Would I be ...
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Government compensation

I am contemplating going to the courts over an issue that has persistent for decades in my area. Cattle rustling has really affected the livelihoods of the people of Samburu North Constituency (...
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What is a “rock” under UNCLOS?

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea contains the clause: Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or ...
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International sexting: how often is sexting overseas prosecuted? (Please read details)

I am asking for someone dear to me. This will be a hypothetical example. Hypothetically, if a 19 year old male (living overseas, say in Turkey) sexts/exchanges nudes with a female who says she is 18 ...
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Can arrival/departure stamps on an expired passport be used in court to prove someone wasn't in the country?

Can arrival/departure stamps on an expired passport be used in court to prove someone wasn't in the country and is therefore innocent? Hypothetical question: For example, if someone commits an ...
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Exposing to the public video streaming content

Here's my question: Is it legal to expose tv series from web sites on a mobile platform? Would the developer(s) be sued for creating such a software ? Or since the data is already exposed online(i.e ...
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How is parental authority, as opposed to physical custody or visitation, enforced under the Hague Convention (28)?

Under the Hague Convention (28), can parents request assistance securing Rights of Custody under Article 21's provision for assistance securing Rights of Access? It seems "non-sequitor" that parents ...
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Why are mercenaries illegal but military servicemen serving voluntarily are not?

It looks like mercenaries are outlawed and are considered "unlawful combatants". Mercenaries are people who engage in combat for compensation. Many states have armies where at least some of the ...
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Move money from Germany to Spain

I want to move money I earn working in Germany to Spain, where I am from. What should I take in account or be carefull to do during this transaction? I dont kow the minimum amount of money which I ...
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Diplomatic immunity and criminal acts

As in the case of the 23rd July 2017 incident in which an Israeli security guard killed 2 Jordanians outside of Israel's embassy to Jordan, if the guard has diplomatic immunity, does that mean he can "...
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Can I use facebook,twitter,linkedin,github icons in my app?

There are a lot of websites on which I login. Many websites offer sign up through fb, twitter, Github etc. I find it difficult to remember through which social account I signed up on a particular ...
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Does showing an image as part of a presentation fall within the domain of copyright?

I am interested on the following situation due to its importance in an academic setting (which makes question about it common on Academia SE): Suppose I legally obtain some digital image created by ...
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Married to someone who's not american for 7 years without registration. Will I get charged of bigamy if I married somebody else later?

I am a u.s citizen. I got married(We had a wedding with witness) and lived with my ex-wife who's non-u.s citizen for 7 years without registering our marriage in any country. We've never lived in the U....
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Do courts have jurisdiction over online service providers from overseas?

Consider this pretty common scenario: company (or person) A, incorporated/residing in country X, provides online services all over the world. Technically, the services do not require any physical ...
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Dispute with overseas logistics company (USA) - how to sue an international company?

I live in the UK and sell stuff on Amazon. Last year I used a logistics company in the US to help me deliver my products from China to the US. They gave me a quote for $1850 which I paid. 8 weeks ...
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Social Services - Legal Jurisdiction of Child Abroad

Does the child care department of social services have the legal right to interviene with a child that has a legal domicile (and juristiction) from another country? For the sake of argument: Child A ...
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Can this contract be valid without any signed agreements and who owns the product?

I'm trying to figure out this scenario - Company X (US based company) agreed to do a Joint Venture with an individual (let's call him B, he's non US citizen) to create a software product. X were to ...
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Can a non US resident find out if there are outstanding warrants against him?

While discussing with some friends the case of a German VW-manager who was recently arrested in the USA , the following question came up: Is there a way for a non-US resident to find out if there are ...
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It is legal for Grammarly to read, share and store forever all my emails?

I have just noticed the following paragraph in Grammarly Terms and Conditions. By uploading or entering any User Content, you give Grammarly (and those it works with) a nonexclusive, worldwide, ...
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Is it legal to bypass location restrictions on web sites?

Some web sites refuse to offer content to connections which appear to them to be coming from certain countries (or all countries but one, or offer different content based on the apparent location of ...
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Can a state regulate international money transfers?

A state representative from Texas next week will introdce HB 1760. The bill as presented will require persons here illegally who wire money outside the country to pay a 3% fee plus $5 per transaction. ...
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Does the SEC apply to overseas investments?

Would a US company issuing private stock outside of the USA have to comply with SEC regulations?
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What Constitutes a Chemical Weapon?

Sean Spicer is currently under fire for a claim of his that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. According to politifact this is not just false, but "Pants on Fire". Politifact quotes part of the ...
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Legality of agreement between countries

How can a contract be established and enforced if the parties are countries? There is nothing in perpetuity, how can contract negotiated by fathers bear upon children. Can not children defy contract ...
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What consequences are there for use of chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapons Convention and related treaties?

What consequences are there for use of chemical weapons under the CWC and related treaties?
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Were the American strikes on Syria legal?

On the recent American strike on Syria, Leeds University, UK writes: Demonstrates Trump is willing to go it alone and conduct illegal air strikes if needed by appealing to the moral necessity to do ...

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