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Yearly Archives from 2018

CNN’s Jim Acosta Banned from – Then Restored to – the White House Briefing Room

According to the White House, CNN’s Jim Acosta was banned from the briefing room for “unacceptable” conduct, including “yanking back” when a staffer tried to grab the microphone. The White House Correspondents Association didn’t see it that way. They issued a statement calling President Trump’s decision “out of line” and argued it was made “to punish a reporter with whom [he] has a difficult relationship.” CNN quickly made an emergency request in court to temporarily […]

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The Marks Gray Intellectual Property Newsletter for December

Welcome! As usual, I attained invaluable knowledge at the annual International Trademark Association (INTA) Leadership Meeting. I share a lesson from one particularly moving speaker that I hope you will enjoy in the December newsletter. You will also find practical information for handling your business’s copyrights and avoiding potential lawsuits related to street art. On behalf of the entire Intellectual Property team at Marks Gray, I would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a healthy […]

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Success Story: “They Saved Me Time and Frustration.”

We are happy to share the successful completion of another visa application! This one is for a recognized tennis player who was applying for their P-1 visa. Our team worked hard to make sure everything was in place at each step of the journey, and the end result was that the visa was granted. Here’s what our client had to say: “It was fantastic to have worked with such a competent team while trying to […]

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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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