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Yearly Archives from 2019

Video: Transitioning from F-1 to H-1B

Many students will soon be transferring from F-1 status to H-1B. This video offers four helpful tips to make this transition go as smoothly as possible. [View Now]

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How Long Does Copyright Protection Last?

Copyright  registrations provide powerful legal protection. However, a registration does not last forever.  The duration of a copyright registration depends on a number of factors. If you have questions about a specific work, the best course of action is to consult with an intellectual property attorney.  Unpublished vs. Published The first question an intellectual property attorney will ask is whether the work is published or unpublished.  In an era rampant with personal blogging and self-publishing, […]

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H-1B Visas Are Going, Going… Gone

With the option of obtaining a cap-subject H-1B visa off the table, you may wonder: what options are available to employers seeking work visas for skilled foreign nationals? What should the plan of action be for professionals seeking an employment visa? Download our quick guide to alternative work visa options to consider below. You can also learn more details about these work visas in my book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options […]

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Following through with Corporate Social Responsibility

Following through with Corporate Social Responsibility Written by Guest Author, Summer Law Clerk Kendall Mabry 61% of consumers say they would switch to a brand that is more environmentally friendly than their current brand of choice.  70% are willing to spend more money on brands that support causes or are conscious about issues they care about.  And a whopping 81% feel that companies should try to improve the environment. This desire for corporate social responsibility […]

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Makaziwe Mandela Wins the Jacksonville University’s Global Citizen Award

Nelson Mandela told her, “Your ambition has to be better than that of your parents.” Today, Dr. Makaziwe Mandela is building on her father’s work of inclusion and equality. Her remarks when accepting the Jacksonville University’s Global Citizen Award were inspiring and from the heart. “We’ve got to celebrate diversity of cultures, of ethnic groups – America is a land of immigrants,” she reminded us. “Focus on the good; tell good stories. The more we […]

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Banana Costume Protectable by Copyright, Preliminary Injunction Upheld on A-Peel

Written by Guest Author, Marks Gray Associate Logan McEwen On August 1, 2019, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Silvertop Associates Inc., dba Rasta Imposta v. Kangaroo Manufacturing Inc., 2019 WL 3484240.  At issue was whether the manufacturer of a banana costume was likely to prove copyright infringement by a competing banana costume manufacturer. The trial court entered a preliminary injunction, finding the plaintiff was likely to prove copyright infringement […]

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