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What’s Often Forgotten When the Kids Go Off to College

It’s that time of year across the nation. College students have moved into their dorms, set up class schedules, made friends, and, of course, are thinking about football. Parents, on the other hand, are focused on more practical priorities, such as making sure financial aid is in place and tuition bills are paid. However, there’s a very important item most people don’t think to put on their college checklist – having their adult child execute a […]

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Immigration Success Story: O-1A Visa Extension for Extraordinary Ability Individuals

Sports Medicine Clinical Trainer from Argentina The Marks Gray Immigration Team regularly helps clients petition for O-1A Visas for Extraordinary Ability Individuals. This month, we are highlighting a success story of a Sports Medicine Clinical Trainer from Argentina. After receiving his approval, our client said, “Thank you very much for this wonderful news and for all your support through this process.” We prepared a strong petition containing references from experts in his field, press about […]

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Post-Irma Recovery: 8 Steps to Protect Yourself Legally

I watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma from a distance, but not without pain. My residence was underwater, and neighbors and pets who stayed behind were evacuated by boat, one by one. Obviously, there is much to do, but what is key from the legal side? I can share with you the eight things in my mind this week as I deal with this “inconvenience.” 1. Contact your insurance agents. Reach out to your […]

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Do You Need a License to Show That Movie?

A homeowner’s association has a pool movie night. A dentist plays movies in their waiting room. A church shows a film in their community room. In each of these situations, material protected by copyright law is shown in a public setting. If the organization did not obtain a license prior to the showing, it could be subject to penalties for copyright infringement. This is because U.S. copyright law protects original works of authorship fixed in […]

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When Not to Register a Trademark

Trademarks are a fantastic way to secure your brand. But how do you know if you really need to invest the time and expense in registering a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? There are at least four reasons a trademark registration may not be necessary. Use is limited. Is your product use limited to a certain location? Is the trademark needed only for a brief period? If you can answer […]

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