Intellectual Property Blog

Six Lessons for Business Owners from Improvisational Jazz Music

The International Trademark Association Leadership Meeting was held in New Orleans this year. One of the programs offered was a group of jazz musicians who demonstrated how the elements of jazz improvisation apply to leading a business. The musicians played bass, keyboards, drums, and trumpet. They provided wonderful entertainment and the following business lessons. Strong Leadership Whether in a jazz band or a successful business, members need to respect the leadership, and leadership needs to […]

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The Three Hs of an Influencer

I met an impressive speaker during the International Trademark Associations Leadership Meeting in November who provided a thoughtful message to the audience. Gustavo Giay is an attorney from Argentina at the law firm of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal and a former member of the INTA Board of Directors. Mr. Giay shared with the audience the three Hs – Head, Heart, and Hands – and how they can be used to make a difference in this […]

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Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated today! The event was established to highlight how intellectual property rights encourage and support creativity and innovation. This year, the theme is “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity,” celebrating the contributions of women around the world who are driving change and shaping the future. So, it feels appropriate that Marks Gray IP lawyer Crystal Broughan just had dinner with the talented women on the IP Litigation Committee at the […]

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JBA Franchise, IP & Tech Law Committee Meeting

On March 27, 2018, The Jacksonville Bar Association Franchise, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Committee met for a lunch and learn. The featured speaker, Assistant Professor Amanda Reid Payne presented “2018 Lessons Learned and Cases to Watch,” a summary of IP law case updates. As the committee chair, Crystal Broughan organized the event, which included great discussions on copyright, patent, and trademark cases. Several students from Florida Coastal School of Law attended the meeting in […]

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Broughan Taught an Intellectual Property 101 Course on March 13, 2018

Attorney Crystal Broughan taught an Intellectual Property 101 Course at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The institute is part of the Florida State University College of Business. The institute opened a Jacksonville office to provide executive level training to well-established small business owners. The goal of the class series is to help seasoned business owners think differently and more efficiently. Learn more about the Jim Moran Institute for Global […]

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