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Yearly Archives from 2018

Shareholder Jeptha F. Barbour Named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Listing

Marks Gray, P.A., a Jacksonville-based law firm, is pleased to announce shareholder, Jeptha F. “Jep” Barbour has been named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite listings. “Having Mr. Barbour, once again, listed in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite listings is a testament to his exceptional skill as an attorney and the respect he commands from the legal community.” said firm President, Frederick H. Kent, III. “We are proud of this acknowledgement by his peers.” The selection process for […]

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Preventing Counterfeit Trademarks – Part 2: Border Measures

Trademark counterfeiting is a costly problem faced by many businesses. It can mean lost sales as well as irreparable harm to your brand. In part one of this series, I discussed the difference between counterfeiting and trademark infringement. In this article, I will cover remedies that may be available to you if your case involves counterfeit trademarks: preventing foreign-made counterfeit goods from entering the United States. There are two main agencies that can help in […]

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Giselle Speaks: Beaches Rotaract Club and CLE “Immigration Law for Lawyers”

On May 1st, Giselle spoke about Current Issues on Immigration to the Beaches Rotaract Club. She also presented her CLE “Immigration Law for Lawyers: What You Need to Know” to Marks Gray attorneys. She is hosting a “Lunch and Learn” series to legal networks and law firms.

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Marks Gray Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Listings

Marks Gray, P.A., a Jacksonville-based law firm, in its 119th year serving Floridians, has had the following lawyers recognized as Florida’s leading lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers magazine for 2018: Jeptha F. Barbour – Personal Injury Defense; Edward L. Birk – Media & Advertising; Crystal T. Broughan – Intellectual Property; Giselle Carson – Immigration; William M. Corley – Personal Injury Products Defense; John R. Crawford – Estate Planning & Probate; Susan S. Erdelyi – Employment […]

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Preventing Counterfeit Trademarks – Part 1: Counterfeiting vs. Trademark Infringement

Is your business selling products on the Internet or in a retail store? Did your business take the necessary precautions to protect your trademarks from infringement or prevent the distribution of counterfeit goods? Counterfeiting and trademark infringement are somewhat similar violations of the law, though the remedies available to the trademark owner differ greatly. So, if someone is using your trademark in commerce, you may wonder if their actions qualify as counterfeiting or just trademark […]

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F, M, J Status Holders: Major Change to Accrued Unlawful Presence Policy

Starting August 9, 2018, USCIS officers must follow a new policy to calculate unlawful presence for F, J, and M status holders and their dependents who are admitted in duration of status or until a specific date. The policy for those in other nonimmigrant statuses will remain the same. This policy is important because a student may be subject to a 3-year, 10-year, or permanent bar to admission if they accrue too many days of […]

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