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New Immigration Reform Proposal Could Affect Every Part of Current Policy

Author: Crystal Broughan, Intellectual Property Attorney

Can You Copyright a Tattoo?

The copyright for a tattoo design is often owned by the artist. But once that design is inked on the body, does that artist own the copyright of that image, too? In the popular NBA 2K video game series, players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kenyon Martin, and DeAndre Jordan are depicted with their real-world tattoos. The copyrights to those tattoo designs are owned by Solid Oak Sketches, and the company is suing video […]

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USE IT OR LOSE IT! Consistency in the Use of Your Trademark – Why Is It Important

It is not enough to just register your trademark. You must use it – or lose it. To maintain trademark rights, your trademark must be continuously used in commerce. The mark must appear prominently and consistently on labels or packages of goods and on all marketing materials for services. Trademarks are used to distinguish goods or services from those of their competitors. Consistent use helps customers know a product or service comes from a single […]

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INTA’s Careers in Trademark Law Panelist at FSU College of Law

The International Trademark Association and FSU College of Law featured Crystal Broughan as a panelist for their event, “Careers in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Law Students,” on October 11, 2017. The IP Law Society at the FSU College of Law partnered with the INTA Academic Committee to provide inspiration to students interested in Intellectual Property Law.  Crystal and two other Florida IP attorneys shared their thoughts and advice on career opportunities in trademark […]

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SBRN Event – The Entrepreneur’s Entourage: A Business Success Forum

The Small Business Resource Network will celebrate its 25th Anniversary by hosting a forum of successful business owners who will share stories of how other local businesses helped them to succeed. Attendees will receive lunch as well as a copy of SBRN’s book Business Tips: Build Your Entourage. Thursday, October 26th 10:45 am – 2:00 pm $40 per person UNF Herbert University Center     12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville 32224 To register: 904-620-2489 www.sbdc.unf.edu Download the Event […]

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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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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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