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Does secret or semi-secret prior art invalidate granted patents when presented?

An example would be inventions from the former Soviet Union that were officially secret, then some became semi-secret as they leaked into the public realm but so obscure that only very narrow circles ...
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What are "a state's natural persons"?

I'm not asking about the definition of "natural person." I'm asking about the definition of the relationship between the state and the person that justifies the use of the grammatical ...
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Is there a tax treaty between US and Egypt?

I'm a non-US citizen and I was asked to fill a Form W-8BEN. I googled and I know that there is a tax treaty between US and Egypt but I still don't know the percentage (default tax is 30%). It is also ...
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Belgium's historical Charter for indefinite access to UK waters

In 1666 King Charles II issued the Fisheries Privilege Charter granting 50 fishermen from the city of Bruges ‘eternal access’ to British waters, and the EU are now trying to 'grandfather' this treaty. ...
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Did the UK Prime Minister just accidentally claim to have committed treason?

Section 3 of the Treason Felony Act 1848 says: If any person whatsoever shall, within the United Kingdom or without, compass, imagine, invent, devise, or intend to deprive or depose our Most Gracious ...
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Being convicted in one jurisdiction and serving the sentence in another

After William Boychuk, a Canadian, was convicted of murder in North Carolina, he was allowed to serve his life sentence in Canada. Now the New Zealand mosque terrorist has been sentenced to life ...
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Can a citizen be denied access to their own country?

With decades of international treaties covering refugees, asylum, diplomats, espionage, and countless other interesting and relevant topics to international politics, is there any international treaty ...
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Does violating an international treaty have any legal consequence in United States?

I'm asking in general and also specifically in the example I'm going to show. In my country, international treaties have constitutional level since 1994, which means a violation of an international ...
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International law vs Treaty vs International agreement

What is the difference between International law, treaty and international agreement? What are the consequences if one country fails to obey international law or fails to meet obligations?are they ...
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Is the Belfast Agreement a treaty?

How does the Belfast Agreement take legal effect? Is it a treaty?
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Which supersedes the other, laws or treaties?

The Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution states that the Constitution, laws and treaties are the supreme law of the land. Obviously, the Constitution supersedes both laws and treaties, but which ...
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Which countries grant extraterritoriality to US citizens?

Some countries have ceded, to the United States, some control in the application of their own laws within their own borders. A historical example would be the Treaty of Wanghia, signed with China in ...
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Does anything in international law that limits a countries ability to recognize secession governments?

In 1903, Panama separated from Colombia. Colombia tried to forcefully retake Panama, but Panama quickly allied with the U.S. which easily prevented the reunification. Some view this as the U.S. ...
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Vienna Convention on Road Traffic(1968) Letters Only Vehicle Registration Plate

There is a large media scandal in Romania about a car that had a preferential number from another country. According to police, the number was illegal because was having letters only and no digits so ...
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What are the implications of the Good Friday Agreement for customs controls?

After the Good Friday Agreement was concluded, customs and security controls between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom were removed (From Wikipedia). The Irish border is one of the major ...
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Who is to enforce the UDHR and the Charter of the UN?

Who is to enforce the Charter of the United Nations and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ? The governments or the citizens of the member countries?
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Does the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic prohibit driverless cars?

The 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, which the United States and several other countries have ratified, states the following (emphasis added): Chapter II, Article 8, Section 1 (reprinted in ...
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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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Canada–United States Boundary Commission – Treaty of 1925

The International Boundary Commission, which maintains the three-meter-(almost 20-foot)-wide "boundary vista" along the border, claims authority to grant or deny permission to build anything within ...
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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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The use of "otherwise" in law or treaty context

The word "otherwise" is often seen in some law or treaty provisions. I am not sure about the use of otherwise and how it is actually used in these contexts. I am not a native speaker of English, and ...
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What's the difference between signing and ratifying a treaty?

Am I right in believing that ratification refers to local enforcement of a treaty, upon signing it?
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State testing unarmed ballistic weapons off some waters abroad?

The Sunday Times reported an unarmed missile had been set off from the submarine off the coast of Florida but, rather than head towards Africa, had veered towards the US. [ BBC News, Trident: ...
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Do Colombia and Norway have an extradition treaty?

I had no success googling this and thought it would be better to try here before contacting embassies.
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Does the "natural born Citizen" requirement for presidency violate the ICERD?

Article two, clause five of the United States Constitution states: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, ...
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Nature of the Preliminary Articles of Peace of 1782

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/prel1782.asp The Preliminary Articles of Peace at the URL above appear to be identical to the peace treaty usually said to be dated 1783 and ratified in 1784. ...
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Can the US government be compelled to honor the NATO treaty?

The North Atlantic Treaty (which establishes NATO) commits each member to mutual defence in case any member is attacked. The treaty has been ratified by the US, so it is legally binding. My question ...
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What would be involved in breaking or renegotiating NAFTA?

A couple weeks ago, a Republican candidate for president suggested that if elected, he'd renegotiate NAFTA or break it. What would be involved in either of those processes? Or specifically: Repeal/...
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How might this use of the Star Wars logo and universe be legal?

A French book about Star Wars recently came out, giving a psychological approach on the films and characters. The book doesn't contain images, but on the cover, the Star Wars logo is visible, and ...
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Have "objection to" vs. "acceptance of" a treaty reservation ever had different effects?

The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties has provisions with regards to action a state may take in response to a reservation to a treaty. Assume that Article 20 (1-3) do not apply. Article 21: ...
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Will the Iran nuclear agreement become a treaty if passed?

United States. Question Will the agreement between the United States and Iran regarding their nuclear program become a U.S. treaty if passed by a simple majority of Congress? My understanding is ...