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Crystal T. Broughan named Best Intellectual Property Attorney in Jacksonville Business Journal 2016 BizTech Innovation Awards

Shareholder and Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal T. Broughan was recently named the Best Intellectual Property Attorney in Jacksonville in the 4th Annual BizTech Innovation Awards hosted by the Jacksonville Business Journal. She will receive her award at their upcoming awards luncheon on Thursday, October 20th. We will share more information and links to the article about her practice as the event approaches.   Congratulations, Ms. Broughan!

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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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Shareholder Crystal Broughan Answers your Frequently Asked Questions in her latest blog series

You Created It. We Protect It. A blog by Crystal Broughan Shareholder and Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal Broughan answers your FAQ’s regarding all things Intellectual Property in her blog series. Each week she will be posting articles to help you better understand what Intellectual Property law is and how her team can assist your business. If you have an IP question you’d like Crystal to cover, email her at [email protected] Volume 1: Trademarks   Volume […]

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Intellectual Property Frequently Asked Questions – Volume 3: Trade Secrets

FAQ Series Continues… Intellectual Property Law can be a very confusing topic of conversation with clients, businesses, and friends. Today we are covering our third topic in our recurring Frequently Asked Questions series. Trade Secrets. What is a trade secret? The term “trade secret” means all forms and types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information, including patterns, plans, compilations, program devices, formulas, designs, prototypes, methods, techniques, processes, procedures, programs, or codes, whether tangible […]

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