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New Immigration Reform Proposal Could Affect Every Part of Current Policy

Author: Crystal Broughan, Intellectual Property Attorney

Fraudulent Trademark Solicitations

Often, I receive telephone calls from clients who have received a document through the U.S. mail that looks like official correspondence from a government agency telling the client that there is a deadline to file a document with the Trademark office or offering to manage their trademarks. These solicitations are scams…If you have a pending trademark application or you own trademarks that are registered through the U.S.P.T.O. be careful to read any correspondence you may receive pertaining to the application or registration.

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How to Protect Your Registered Trademark

By Crystal Broughan, Esq. Marks Gray, P.A. Business owners often believe that once they obtain a trademark registration from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) their trademark is protected.   But they need to actively protect their trademarks on an ongoing basis. The company should have a protocol in place for the use and protection of their trademark. The certificate of registration is just one form of protection. The strength and distinctiveness of the […]

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Crystal Broughan to Receive Award at the BizTech Innovation Luncheon

I am pleased to announce that I will be receiving the award for “Best Intellectual Property Attorney” in Jacksonville, Florida at the upcoming Jacksonville Business Journal’s BizTech Innovation Awards luncheon on October 20th. This event will honor Jacksonville area businesses that are making strides in developing, employing and utilizing technology in their own company and/or for their clients. If you’d like to attend the luncheon and/or the Expo being held at the conclusion of the luncheon, […]

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Marks Gray to lead panel discussion at Jacksonville SBRN Luncheon on September 22, 2016

I am proud to announce that I will represent Marks Gray at the upcoming Jacksonville Small Business Resource Network Meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Jacksonville Marriott. The panel discussion will include two other IP attorneys. We will discuss the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act. If you are interested in attending, please register on the SBRN website. Event is open to public. You do not need to be a member to […]

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Trademark Searches: A Cost-Saving Measure Often Ignored

Businesses often overlook a simple but critical step in establishing a new brand for a company, product or service, a trademark search.  The first step in a trademark strategy for the adoption and protection of a new word or design mark should be the search process.  Often, clients do not budget for a trademark search or ask for a scaled down search process to save money.  In today’s business environment, the value of establishing a […]

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How Do I Handle Every Day Copyright Issues?

Ooops…I made a Mistake! What do I do now?  Copyright issues permeate every aspect of our lives in the electronic age. Clients regularly contact me regarding images they obtained from a third party website and used on their own website or in a presentation. Usually, the client has obtained a cease and desist letter from a stock photography company instructing the client to cease using the image(s) and to pay the stock photography company a […]

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