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Monthly Archives from July 2017

Marks Gray P.A. Announces Expansion to Lake City, FL

JACKSONVILLE, FL.–Marks Gray P.A. announced plans to open a third North Florida location in the Lake City Historic Commercial District.  Marks Gray will be co-located with property appraisers Candler, Moses & Associates at 184 North Marion Street. Shareholder Meagan Logan of Marks Gray will be representing the firm at the new Lake City location.  Ms. Logan’s practice is concentrated in the areas of civil litigation, employment and labor law, municipal liability, appellate law and insurance […]

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Tips for Avoiding Intellectual Property Litigation

Litigation can be time-consuming, expensive, and damaging to your business’s reputation. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your chance of being involved in unnecessary litigation related to IP. DO conduct a trademark search to see if anyone else is already using the trademark BEFORE you select a trademark name or logo. Do register your trademarks with the State of Florida and/or the United States Patent and Trademark Office. DO protect your Intellectual […]

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Options Beyond the H-1B: Consider the NIW and Its New Adjudicatory Standard

  On December 27, 2016, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) issued a landmark decision for EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card cases, which may make it easier for some to pursue this option. The AAO decision eliminated the existing NYSDOT standards and replaced them with more realistic standards. USCIS may now grant an NIW if the petitioner demonstrates: that the foreign national’s proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance; that he or […]

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Copyright FAQ: Internet Images and Articles

If an image or article is free and publicly available on the web, can I use it with attribution? Not without permission from the appropriate copyright holders. If it is an original work of authorship, it is covered by copyright – no matter where you found the material, and even if you include the source.

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What You Should Know about the Supreme Court Decision on the Travel Ban

The US Supreme Court allowed a limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect. Here’s what you should know about the decision. The court ordered to keep in place part of the lower court injunctions, but reimposed the travel ban for foreign nationals “who lack any bona fide relationship” with US persons. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the merits of the executive order in October. The Supreme Court’s order is a partial […]

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Marks Gray Supports 6 Marathons in 6 Days

Marks Gray was proud to support business litigator Michael Freed’s recent fundraising efforts for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA). Freed ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville – 6 Marathons in 6 Days – to raise money and bring awareness to the need for legal aid for low-income individuals. The sequence of marathons started at the Florida Supreme Courthouse in Tallahassee on May 28th and ended with an event titled “The Finish Line – Celebrating Pro Bono […]

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