Monthly Archives from October 2017
It is not enough to just register your trademark. You must use it – or lose it. To maintain trademark rights, your trademark must be continuously used in commerce. The mark must appear prominently and consistently on labels or packages of goods and on all marketing materials for services. Trademarks are used to distinguish goods or services from those of their competitors. Consistent use helps customers know a product or service comes from a single […]Continue Reading
Is Flipping the Bird Disorderly Conduct or Protected Speech?
In August of 2014, pastor John Berry asked teachers attending his service to stand and be recognized, and he requested that the congregation pray for their success in the upcoming school year. One church member, homeschooling father David Justin Freeman, did not appreciate the request. According to court testimony, Freeman flipped the bird at the pastor and shouted, “Don’t send your kids to the evil public schools. Don’t let Satan or the devil raise your […]Continue Reading
Who Should Receive a Copy of My Estate Plan?
After clients have executed all their estate planning documents, a couple of the most common questions we receive are: “Where do I keep them?” and “Should I give a copy of all of this to my family?” These seem like innocuous questions, but there are important issues to consider. Where do I keep my estate planning documents? When you leave our office after signing your documents, you will have a folder containing two originals of […]Continue Reading
Shareholder Susan S. Erdelyi to speak at Florida Law Alliance Fall Employment Law Conference
Marks Gray employment attorney, Susan S. Erdelyi will speak at the Florida Law Alliance Fall Employment Law Conference in Fort Lauderdale on November 10, 2017. Ms. Erdelyi will join Michael Farrell, Esq., Miami District Director of the EEOC, to present Recent Changes in EEOC Investigations at the conference. Ms. Erdelyi recently published a post on the Florida Law Alliance website titled Transparency, Efficiency and the EEOC Portal System. As the City Attorney for the City of Jacksonville Beach, Ms. Erdelyi […]Continue Reading
Marks Gray is proud to announce Shareholder Giselle Carson completed the Kona Ironman on Saturday, October 14th in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This is Ms. Carson’s fifth Ironman. Ms. Carson shares why she is committed to triathlons, fitness and growing her practice with dedication and perseverance: “A triathlon in general is a wholesome sport, personal choices and performance gains and successes go hand in hand. I made the choice to dedicate many weekends to long hours of training. […]Continue Reading
Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce attorney Edward L. Birk recently launched a new blog, Media and First Amendment Law. Mr. Birk is a thought leader and frequent speaker on first amendment law. In his first blog installments he discusses; The Difference Between Fake News and a Media Error: What We Can Learn from Las Vegas and Tom Petty and Lawsuit Threats from Movie Mogul Weinstein: Are They Real? Mr. Birk practices in the areas […]Continue Reading