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Monthly Archives from June 2018

Preventing Counterfeit Trademarks – Part 3: Criminal Enforcement

To prevent damage to your brand and your bottom line, preventive measures to stop counterfeit trademarks from entering the US market are often most effective. But what are your options if those false marks have already entered into commerce? One remedy is to pursue criminal enforcement. As the trademark owner, you should report the crime to the appropriate state or federal law enforcement authorities. You can learn more about what exactly constitutes a counterfeit trademark […]

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From Cuba to America, Sandoval Inspires at the Jax Jazz Festival

Energetic, brilliant, and multifaceted, Arturo Sandoval’s performance was inspiring. Arturo was born in Cuba and defected the Castro regime. He is a symbol of freedom, hard work, and of the contributions of immigrants to our country.

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What You Need to Know about Florida Homestead Protection

Co–authored by Kristine M. Scott, Estate Planning Associate When it comes to asset protection, there is nothing stronger than Florida’s homestead exemption. Florida’s constitution provides that your homestead is exempt from “forced sale” from any court. What does that mean? Creditors (other than someone to whom you voluntarily give a lien against your home, such as the lender on your home mortgage) cannot levy and execute on any judgment against property that qualifies as your homestead. What’s Protected? […]

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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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