Intellectual property law is a vast minefield of conflict that inhabits a variety of industries. You'll find investors, start-ups, academic institutions, multinational corporations and others from
all ends of the global economy pursuing intellectual property issues in any industry, including transportation, food and beverages, fashion, sports and recreation, colleges and universities,
chemical, electronics, medical, energy, agriculture, entertainment and media, telecommunications, and manufacturing.
In dealing with patent, design, and trademark protection, the right representation can make all the difference in defending your intellectual property. Finding the right solution based on your
specific problem is an important thing to look for in your representation. That means combining multidisciplinary expertise from legal insight, technical expertise, and business acumen in order to
create the right strategy for your specific problem.
If possible, finding representation that has experience within the world of intellectual property such as serving as researchers, engineers, and IP professionals at major corporations can provide
valuable insight into all the angles of intellectual property prosecution. Time spent at official patent offices can bring further perspective, making it easier to meld the goals and aspirations of
corporations, patentees, and the patent offices themselves.
It is similarly important to find representation that offers round-the-clock service. Given how quickly new developments crop up, it's important that assistance is ready whenever you need it.
Similarly, if you are pursuing intellectual property litigation on a global scale, offices in multiple locales can be invaluable. SUGIMURA International Patent & Trade Attorneys is an example of
one office that operates out of Japan and caters to Japanese intellectual property, but because they also function globally, retains an office in Palo Alto in order to be local for clients.
It is also reassuring to discover representation that is focused not only on protecting client assets, but also on being involved in the intellectual property community itself. Attorneys such as
those at SUGIMURA give presentations on intellectual property at in-house client presentations, patent seminars, and law school classes while also publishing articles on the subject in respected
publications around the world.
The world of intellectual property can be convoluted despite its necessity, which is why finding the right representation is key. If you pay attention to the capabilities of the firm, you can find
the people with the knowledge, skills, and expertise that will ensure your protection.
When a person is seeking her/his child's custody in case of a divorce, among all the necessary legalities, providing a character reference letter for child custody is also one of them. Who writes
such a letter? A character reference letter is written by someone who knows this individual as a parent, who has seen her/him spend time with her/his child, and knows that this individual is capable
of raising her/his child single-handedly. This writer may be a relative, a neighbor, or simply a friend. A child custody reference letter is not the only thing that vouches for an individual's
capability as a parent. However, it does gives her/him an additional push, and a well-written letter will definitely make any difference that is necessary in turning the tables in her/his
How to Write a Character Reference Letter for Child Custody
If you are the writer of such a letter, you have to follow certain guidelines in writing the letter. Such a letter is informal and straight from the heart. It speaks of the person as a parent and no
other issue pertaining to child custody is discussed. An appeal is made to provide custody of the child based on the information you have provided in the letter. A simple template for such a letter
is as follows:
Name and address of the receiver.
Salutation or 'To Whomsoever it May Concern' if you don't know whom the letter is to be addressed to.
Self-introduction in the first paragraph and relation with the person whom you are writing the letter for.
Your perception and evidence of the person's capability as a parent.
Final request to grant the person's appeal for child custody.
Your signature and name.
While the format and experience of each person may change, we have provided a sample letter here that will give you a better understanding of how such a letter is written.
Name of Addressee
I write to you on behalf of my very good friend and brother-in-law, Stewart Aldrin, in support of obtaining the custody of his only child, Jake Aldrin.
Stewart, apart from being a loving father, is also a great friend of his child. A lot of people tend to assume that fathers are unable to give their children enough quality time because of all their
other commitments, but I have seen Stewart prove this belief wrong time and again. He makes sure he gets some amount of quality time with Jake every single day. He has imparted perfect family values
to his child, and Jake is already a gentleman in the making.
I am a regular visitor at Stewart's and share a close bond with Jake as well. I have never witnessed an unhappy moment with them together; though Stewart can be adequately assertive as he can be
loving. Personally, I believe that Jake is in perfect hands and his childhood will be as smooth in the shadow of his nurturing father.
As a witness of the bond that Stewart and Jake share, I sincerely hope Stewart is awarded custody of Jake.
As mentioned earlier, as the writer of the letter, it is your job to provide a sincere letter that vouches for the person's ability as a parent. If you are not convinced, do not agree to write such a
letter. Any half-hearted appeal is evident and may not do the person any good. Instead, this person may have better benefited by getting the letter from another person who knew her/him equally well.
To eliminate the problem requires that the US State Department a the direction of the President address the individual nations that are the sources of illegal immigration.
Guatemala: Half of the population is living at or below the poverty level.
"Remittances from Guatemalans who fled to the United States during the civil war now constitute the largest single source of foreign income (two thirds of exports and one tenth of GDP)."
The problem is that U.S. immigration policy permitted immigration from Guatemala instead of working with the government to effectively keep the citizens in their home nation. Foreign aid and trade
policy need to address how to provide sufficient incentive and opportunity to keep citizens in their home country. Consideration should be given to repatriating Guatemalans who are here illegally or
without citizenship. Send them home.
Honduras: This country is horribly dangerous. Because the U.S. is experiencing illegal immigration from this place, it is imperative to address the high-crime nation on the basis of our national
"According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Honduras has the highest rate of intentional homicide in the world, with 6,239 intentional homicides, or 82.1 per 100,000 of population in
2010. This is significantly higher than the rate in El Salvador, which at 66.0 per 100,000 in 2010, has the second highest rate of intentional homicide in the world."
While the U.S. is preoccupied with the Middle East, Honduras is burning as a nearby neighbor. It needs higher priority attention at once from the State Department.
El Salvador: There is one person on point who is responsible for this country and that is the President, Mauricio Funes.
It sounds like he is doing the right things.
"Since coming to power, Funes' administration has implemented a wide range of social reforms designed to combat poverty and inequality, including the institution of various poverty alleviation
programs in the most impoverished communities, the abolition of public health care fees, the introduction of free shoes, meals and uniforms for schoolchildren, the distribution of
property titles to hundreds of families, the introduction of monthly stipends and job training for those living in extreme poverty, and pensions for the elderly. In addition, investments have
been made in improving school infrastructure, a presidential decree has been made against discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual orientation in the public services, two working groups
on indigenous affairs have been created as a means of bringing about better representation of the interests of El Salvador's indigenous communities, a community health plan has been
introduced, improvements have been made in teacher's salaries, and measures have been introduced to combat illiteracy."
If El Salvador is continuing to be a problem, it is likely because the Obama administration, State Department, and Congress are neglecting them.
Nicaragua: President Ortega is still in power and wants to remain there even though his nation is in very bad shape.
"Nicaragua is among the poorest countries in the Americas. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in purchasing power parity (PPP) in 2008 was estimated at $17.37 billion USD. Agriculture
represents 17% of GDP, the highest percentage in Central America. Remittances account for over 15% of the Nicaraguan GDP. Close to one billion dollars are sent to the country by Nicaraguans
living abroad. The economy grew at a rate of about 4% in 2011."
After reviewing these countries, the only effective way to address them is through their leaders and via aggressive foreign policy. The U.S. should consider sanctions against political leaders who
fail to get a grip on the immigration problem they are creating for America.