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Monthly Archives from August 2017

Trademark Co-Existence Agreements in an Internet World

Have you ever noticed on the internet two businesses functioning under the same or similar trademarks? This is not an uncommon occurrence, but if each business is producing different products or services, there is usually no problem. If the businesses are selling similar products and services in different geographical areas, there may not be a problem. The trademarks are still able to maintain their main function: to distinguish a company’s goods or services from its […]

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What to Consider When Planning for Natural Disaster

Our hearts and prayers go out to the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The devastation is almost inconceivable, and we often like to think that crises like this are isolated incidents that won’t happen to us. In Florida, we know that how well you weather a storm depends on how ready you are beforehand. However, personal and financial emergencies come in many forms, not just natural disasters, […]

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Keep It Simple: Estate Planning in 3 Easy Steps

There is a common misconception that estate planning must be a complicated, costly, and time-consuming process. Many people avoid the estate planning process until they encounter a serious health problem, a time when they should be focused on healing or spending time with family. Still others never get around to it at all, leaving it up to loved ones and the court system to determine their final wishes. But the truth is that everyone can […]

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Alert about Employees in F-1 Status Changing to H-1B

Most students in F-1 or J-1 status are exempt from FICA (Medicare and Social Security) taxes, but once an employee’s status changes to H-1B, that exemption ends. They will become subject to FICA taxes. As the employer, you must begin withholding FICA taxes upon the effective date of the change.

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FAQ about Consular Processing

You’ve scheduled your consular interview appointment. Now you’re wondering: what’s next? Non-immigrant visa consular processing can be a stressful process.  These FAQs can prepare you and facilitate the process. 1.     What should I do to prepare for the interview? Review the appointment notice to ensure that you have all required documents. Do not staple documents. Use binder clips if necessary. Bring clear and legible photocopies of all required documents as well as originals, if required. […]

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Seven Marks Gray, P.A. attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including “Lawyer of the Year” recipient, Jeptha F. Barbour – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Jacksonville in the 2018 edition.

(JACKSONVILLE, FL – August 16, 2017)  Seven Marks Gray, P.A. attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Additionally, the firm has one “Lawyer of the Year” recipient, Jeptha F. Barbour – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Jacksonville in the 2018 edition. Also of note, Best Lawyers® has recognized Marks Gray President and shareholder, Frederick H. Kent, III, for the fifth consecutive year, and […]

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