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Monthly Archives from September 2017

Congratulations to Marks Gray Associates Dion K. Bass and Austin C. Sherman

Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce and congratulate associates Dion K. Bass and Austin C. Sherman on taking the Attorney’s Oath and passing the Florida State Bar exam. Mr. Bass practices in the areas of civil litigation, employment and labor law, municipal liability, and insurance defense. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, May 2017. Prior to […]

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Beyoncé Files Trademarks for Newborn Twins’ Names

In June of 2017, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s holding company, BGK Trademark Holdings, filed trademark applications with the USPTO for the names of her newborn twins – Rumi Carter and Sir Carter – in 15 classes of products, including fragrances, cosmetics, key rings, baby teething rings, buggies, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, bags, sports balls, rattles, and novelty items. If you are familiar with the pop superstar, you may wonder, “What about Blue Ivy?” Well, […]

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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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