Intellectual Property Blog

Yearly Archives from 2019

Broadcasters: How to Protect Yourself from Photo Lawsuits

By Edward L. Birk and Crystal T. Broughan In a recent post, we wrote about the fast-paced world of broadcasting, made even faster by the Internet age, and how this has led to the temptation of pulling imagery from websites without confirming copyright and securing proper permission. The reuse of online content is very easy to accomplish. The consequences can be very painful to the bank account. According to Federal court listings, a comparison of […]

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The Secret to Longevity Revealed…

Giselle wanted to know the secret to living a timeless, vibrant, and stylish life at 101 years old. Dr. Fran Kinnie’s advice was: “Keep your heart ️young and mind open.” What a pleasure and inspiration to spend time with Fran at Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute, where Giselle previously served on the Advisory Board. Thank you, Fran!

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Social Media Photo Copyright: Apart from Selfies, Who Can Give Permission for Reuse Is Not Always Clear

By Crystal T. Broughan and Edward L. Birk As fast-paced as the internet has made the transmission of news and information, it can be tempting for media outlets and bloggers to grab the first eye-catching image relevant to a story. But any trusted intellectual property or media law attorney would tell you not to do this – otherwise, you could find your organization neck deep in litigation over what seemed to be an “open source” […]

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Forbes: Frightening Data on H-1B Crackdown

Forbes recently highlighted alarming data on how the H-1B adjudicatory process is affecting U.S. businesses and in particular the IT services sector. If you’re a frequent reader of my newsletter, you know about the unprecedented number of Requests for Further Evidence (RFEs) and outright denials. This article objectively shows the numbers: If you’re a frequent reader of my newsletter, you know about the unprecedented number of Requests for Further Evidence (RFEs) and outright denials. This […]

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Attorney Gerald W. Weedon named a 2019 Ultimate Attorney

Marks Gray, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Gerald “Jerry” W. Weedon has been selected as a 2019 Ultimate Attorney by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The Ultimate Attorney list honors those who have helped elevate the legal profession and have shaped Jacksonville’s business community. Weedon was recognized for corporate law and litigation. Mr. Weedon has practiced law with Marks Gray since 1976. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar, […]

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Attorney Michael A. Manning Joins Marks Gray, P.A.

Marks Gray, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael A. Manning to our firm as our newest associate attorney. Michael A. Manning practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on government liability, medical liability, professional liability and licensing, and trucking and transportation. He recently joined the firm after moving to Jacksonville from Tampa, Florida where he practiced with Goodis, Thompson & Miller. “We are delighted to have Michael with Marks Gray,” said the […]

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