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Yearly Archives from 2017

Status Expiration, I-94, Visa Stamp: What Does It All Mean?

Entering the United States on a visa can be a confusing process. You may not be sure if you are here in legal status. Here are explanations of a few terms that can help clarify your situation. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Immigration Status Your immigration status is the legal category under which you were admitted (e.g., H-1B, L-1, O-1, P-1, TN, F-1, B). Each category has […]

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Broughan Reappointed to the INTA’s Law Firm Committee

Marks Gray attorney Crystal Broughan was reappointed to the International Trademark Association’s Law Firm Committee for another two-year term. The Law Firm Committee develops benefits, services, and programs designed for law firms, such as pre-annual meeting receptions, legal services delivery podcasts, webcasts and session development, professional development, and technology for law firm practitioners. Committee members work on content development, identification of speakers and moderators, support with course materials development and review, and program implementation. Crystal […]

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Marks Gray Wins a Defense Verdict for the City of Lake City

Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce Attorneys Tyler J. Oldenburg and Meagan L. Logan, successfully defended their client, the City of Lake City, and received a winning defense verdict. The Plaintiff, America’s CNG, LLC, alleged that the City of Lake City was in breach of a contract that required the City to sell it natural gas for a period of ten years. The Plaintiff argued that the City refused to sell it natural gas […]

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Shareholder Crystal T. Broughan Reappointed to the INTA Law Firm Committee

Marks Gray is pleased to announce the International Trademark Association (INTA) has appointed Shareholder Crystal T. Broughan to the law firm committee for a second term beginning January, 2018. The INTA is the global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. INTA committee members drive the initiatives and programs of the Association. The law firm committee develops member benefits, services and […]

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Congratulations to Marks Gray Associates Dion K. Bass and Austin C. Sherman

Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce and congratulate associates Dion K. Bass and Austin C. Sherman on taking the Attorney’s Oath and passing the Florida State Bar exam. Mr. Bass practices in the areas of civil litigation, employment and labor law, municipal liability, and insurance defense. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, May 2017. Prior to […]

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Beyoncé Files Trademarks for Newborn Twins’ Names

In June of 2017, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s holding company, BGK Trademark Holdings, filed trademark applications with the USPTO for the names of her newborn twins – Rumi Carter and Sir Carter – in 15 classes of products, including fragrances, cosmetics, key rings, baby teething rings, buggies, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, bags, sports balls, rattles, and novelty items. If you are familiar with the pop superstar, you may wonder, “What about Blue Ivy?” Well, […]

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