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Yearly Archives from 2016

Crystal T. Broughan named Best Intellectual Property Attorney in Jacksonville Business Journal 2016 BizTech Innovation Awards

Shareholder and Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal T. Broughan was recently named the Best Intellectual Property Attorney in Jacksonville in the 4th Annual BizTech Innovation Awards hosted by the Jacksonville Business Journal. She will receive her award at their upcoming awards luncheon on Thursday, October 20th. We will share more information and links to the article about her practice as the event approaches.   Congratulations, Ms. Broughan!

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Did You Know? Facts About Foreign Students in America and Why You Should Hire Them

To compete in the global economy, U.S. employers need foreign talent. Download this FREE printable resource here. The average U.S. college graduate leaves his/her first job in less than 2 years following graduation. The average F-1 student remains in his first job 6 to 7 years after graduation. The total cost for an employer to sponsor two H-1B visas over the course of 6 years is roughly $10,000. These costs are minor compared to the costs […]

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FAQ: PERM Labor Certification Process – Phase 1

The First Step to an Employment-Based “Green Card” -The Labor Certification Process (PERM) Phase 1:  Case Strategy, PERM initiation, Job Requirements Determination, and Prevailing Wage Determination There are 3 steps to obtaining a green card based on employment:

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Marks Gray to lead panel discussion at Jacksonville SBRN Luncheon on September 22, 2016

I am proud to announce that I will represent Marks Gray at the upcoming Jacksonville Small Business Resource Network Meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Jacksonville Marriott. The panel discussion will include two other IP attorneys. We will discuss the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act. If you are interested in attending, please register on the SBRN website. Event is open to public. You do not need to be a member to […]

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Trademark Searches: A Cost-Saving Measure Often Ignored

Businesses often overlook a simple but critical step in establishing a new brand for a company, product or service, a trademark search.  The first step in a trademark strategy for the adoption and protection of a new word or design mark should be the search process.  Often, clients do not budget for a trademark search or ask for a scaled down search process to save money.  In today’s business environment, the value of establishing a […]

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September 2016 Immigration Bulletin is Out!

My September Immigration Bulletin went out this morning. This issue provides several updates on issues such as the new I-9 form, a new rule proposed by DHS, and DOL Labor Certification FY2016 stats. Click here to see the online version. To sign up to receive my Immigration Newsletter, click here.

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