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Monthly Archives from May 2018

Why Companies Should Encourage Respect for Intellectual Property Assets

In May, I had the good fortune to attend the International Trademark Association’s Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. Over 11,000 trademark lawyers and brand professionals from all around the world attended. Throughout the conference, there was one common theme: the need to educate individuals on the value of trademarks and other intellectual property (IP) assets in the success of businesses. Learning to identify, monitor, and protect key IP assets will build value in a company. […]

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Remembering Immigrants in the Military

“I gave my heart to the Americans and thought of nothing else but raising my banner and adding my colors to theirs.” – Marquis de Lafayette Did you know that immigrants are a significant presence in our military? This isn’t a recent phenomenon. By the 1840s, half of all military recruits were foreign-born. They made up 20% of the Union Army during the Civil War. And half a million immigrants served in the armed forces […]

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No, a Monkey Cannot Sue for Copyright Infringement

It’s a question that has been on everyone’s mind: can a monkey own the copyright to its own selfie? A recent case set out to find the answer. The plaintiff was Naruto, a crested macaque living in an Indonesian reserve. The defendant was David Slater, a photographer who left his camera unattended, only to have Naruto pick it up and snap some (pretty adorable) selfies. So, who owns the copyright to those images? The People […]

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Corporate Run 5K

Congrats to the Marks Gray team (Lisa, Thyra and Gabbie pictured) and the many other teams for participating in and completing the Corporate Run 5K!

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Crystal T. Broughan at the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting

Shareholder and Intellectual Property attorney Crystal T. Broughan shared a photo from Seattle, Washington. Crystal is attending the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting. She is joined by fellow Jacksonville attorney Katharine Rowe.

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Attorney Michael B. Bittner is featured in FDLA’s Spring 2018 Trial Advocate Quarterly

Marks Gray is pleased to announce attorney Michael B. Bittner‘s article titled, “Florida Construction Lien Law: A Practical Guide” is featured in Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s (FDLA)  the Spring 2018 edition of Trial Advocate Quarterly.  Mr. Bittner practices in the areas of construction litigation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation and business law.  In addition, he represents small and mid-size businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of business transactions and general corporate counsel matters.  He has […]

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