Immigration Blog

The Outlook on Immigration in 2020

Forbes did a fairly comprehensive report on what to expect on immigration this year – from H-1B adjudications and policy changes related to H-4s and L-1s to worksite enforcement. Here are some highlights of what to expect: The high rate of H-1B RFEs and denials will continue. USCIS’s new registration filing system will result in more filings. New rules and regulations will continue to restrict legal immigration. A rule to prevent H-1B visa holders’ spouses […]

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Webinar: Preparing for the 2020 H-1B Season

It’s that time of the year! The 2020 H-1B Cap Season is upon us, and this year is shaking out to be the most uncertain one to date. Sign up for our webinar on Jan. 30. This webinar will break down: the new registration process, the H-1B cap process, current challenges,  tips for navigating those challenges and more. It will take place on Thursday, January 30 from 2-3 pm. Mark your calendars, and be on […]

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Court Finds Goats on a Roof Are Not Offended by Trade Dress Registration Depicting…Well, Goats on a Roof

When a New York attorney found a long-standing Sister Bay, WI, restaurant’s trade dress demeaning to goats, he filed a petition to cancel the trade dress registration with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Specifically, he stated that the trade dress registration denigrated the value of the “dignity and worth of animals.”  The TTAB ruled that Mr. Bank did not have standing to bring the Petition. So Mr. Bank appealed to The Court of […]

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5 New Year Tips for Business Owners

Written by Guest Author, Marks Gray Associate Logan McEwen Happy New Year! Start off the new decade the right way for your business with the following tips to protect your growth and curb problems early. Audit Your Trademark Registrations and Business Accounts The lack of simple oversight often trips up businesses whenever personnel or IT providers change. Make sure problems aren’t lying in wait for you.  From federal trademark registrations to state business filings, important notices […]

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Supporting Military Families

The Marks Gray Community Service committee gathered gifts to support military families this holiday season!

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