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Yearly Archives from 2018

2018 Women of Influence Event

Marks Gray shareholder, Giselle Carson delivered the keynote speech at the 2018 Women of Influence Event. Her key message was: “Chaos is part the journey.” She illustrated the importance of having a vivid goal, taking action, embracing challenges, and finding inspiration to successfully achieve our goals.    

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Tips for Business Owners: Document the Transfer, Assignment, or License of Your Copyrights

The second you create an original work, you own the copyright for that work. It does not need to be registered for you to have ownership. It is your intellectual property. But what if you want someone else to have control over the copyright? Or maybe you want to license some of the rights so someone else can use the asset? How does that work? Does the U.S. Copyright Office have some kind of special […]

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Welcome to Ellen, and Best Wishes to Lisa!

Ellen Mazujian has joined our team as an Immigration Specialist. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, including working as an International Student Advisor at NYU, School of Engineering; an assistant paralegal at Fragomen law firm; and a program assistant at the Global Education Center at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Ellen’s remarkable work experience combined with her MA degree in International Studies, passion for immigration, and global interests will continue to enhance […]

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Tips for Business Owners: Understand How Work Made for Hire Impacts Your Intellectual Property

Understanding and maximizing your company’s intellectual property (IP) assets, which include trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets, is crucial as you operate and expand your business. This knowledge will help you identify and pursue remedies if someone uses your IP assets without authorization. Your IP assets can also help establish the value of your company when taking out a loan, partnering with another company, or selling your business. Conduct an audit to determine what intellectual […]

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H-1B Visa Success Story: “They were with me at every step.”

Now more than ever, it is crucial to proactively prepare visa applications, over-document the filing, and work in partnership. We can’t do it alone. We’re grateful to our clients who help us help them to achieve their goals, as expressed by one remarkable and proactive H-1B client. “I’m very glad that my company hired Marks Gray to submit my H-1B visa application, especially this year due to the volatile nature of the visa process. Giselle […]

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What Your Foreign Business Needs to Know About Working in the U.S.

As the world’s largest market and the land of opportunities, the United States attracts many foreign businesses seeking to grow. These businesses often have a difficult time finding qualified workers to fill critical and unique jobs. In many cases, foreign businesses need to hire non-U.S. nationals for their U.S. operations. Unfortunately, they find that U.S. immigration law is very complex and ever-changing. Annual quotas and other intricacies of the system make the timing of applications […]

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