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Monthly Archives from May 2019

The Creation of Trademarks – Cooperation Between Marketing and Legal Professionals

In May, I attended the International Trademark Associations (INTA) Annual Conference in Boston. One session I found particularly interesting involved marketing professionals and trademark lawyers discussing how to work together to create a strong brand for a client. In my experience, I usually get a call from a client’s marketing department after they have gone through the creative process and selected a new brand for a product or service. The panel discussed having the trademark […]

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“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” That is a lesson from Benjamin Franklin, one of our most influential Founding Fathers. We have used this guidance to keep our passion alive and achieve our immigration clients’ goals. For example, without this passion, energy, and persistence, we would not have been able to successfully guide and work with our clients through a challenging FY2019 H-1B visa season. Just a few weeks ago, we received our last pending […]

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Here We Go Again… Is Flipping the Bird Protected by the First Amendment?

Are you getting a sense of déjà vu just reading the headline? Maybe that’s because of this story we blogged about previously. Or even this one — which we dealt with twice! Well, our current story of flipping the bird does not involve a religious sermon or the Commander-in-Chief. Instead, we have an angry woman and a thin-skinned police officer. Back in June of 2017, Michigan police officer Matthew Minard stopped Debra Cruise-Gulyas for speeding. […]

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Attorney Tyler Oldenburg Announced as New Vice Chairman of THE PLAYERS Championship

THE PLAYERS Championship announced May 8, 2019 that Tyler Oldenburg, a tournament volunteer since 2013, has been appointed as the newest volunteer vice-chairman. Oldenburg joins the four existing vice-chairs who, along with 2020 Tournament Chairman Andy Carroll, lead the 2,100-plus volunteer force that makes the PGA TOUR’s flagship event possible. Andy Carroll shared what Tyler will bring to the 2020 vice chairmen leadership: “His strong work ethic, varied experiences as a volunteer and ability to […]

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Consumer Surveys in Trademark Infringement Cases

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Intellectual Property Litigation seminar in Austin, Texas. During the course of the seminar, I had the opportunity to talk with an expert in consumer surveys for trademark infringement cases. Cynthia Cohen, Ph.D. with Verdict Success explained that pilot consumer surveys can often be used early in a case to help gauge whether there is likelihood of confusion among consumers with a client’s […]

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Giselle participates in Jacksonville’s “Dancing with the Stars” to support the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

“I’m thrilled and honored to have participated,” says Giselle about the event. “I’m grateful for the support and encouragement I received from family, friends, the Marks Gray team, and clients. It required a lot of training and focus for a magical result – the event impacts the lives of more than 1,000 children from all walks of life who now have a greater opportunity to experience joy and discipline through music. “Thank you for your […]

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