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What Does Coca-Cola Have to Do With Concealed-Carry?

A few weeks ago, we witnessed a rare ruling in the trademark world. Some say a precedent was established, but the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) disagrees. To set the scene: in March 2020, Robert Troy Hoff of Chicago applied to register a trademark for a stylized depiction of the words “Concealed Carry: Registered Handgun”. Mr. Hoff considered the phrase unique enough to merit a distinct mark.  However, if you look it up, you […]

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Welcome Summer Associate Corinne Bowden!

  We are happy to welcome our summer associate Corinne Bowden to Marks Gray!    Corinne earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and just completed her second year at Florida State University College of Law.   Please join us in welcoming her!    

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USPTO Trademark Application Filing Issues You Need to Know About

I received a phone call from an attorney this week asking me if I had recently encountered any problems filing trademark applications with the USPTO.  She proceeded to explain that she had filed a trademark application with the USPTO via the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) on April 15, 2021 and received the email filing receipt from the USPTO with an assigned serial number. However, the trademark application never appeared in the Trademark Status & […]

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What Is the Process to Get an O-1 Visa? Take a Look at This Helpful Flowchart

There are lots of reasons you might be considering getting an O-1 visa. Maybe you don’t qualify for the H-1B, TN, or L-1, but you are a professional athlete. Or a successful executive. Or performer, professor, scientist, doctor, or simply someone who works in a non-traditional line of work who has managed to garner “sustained national or international acclaim” or who has a “demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement” in their field and wants to come […]

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Book Excerpt: Benefits of an O-1 Visa over an H-1B

Considering the limitations of the H-1B visa, we encourage our clients to consider alternative work visas. One of the most interesting of these is the O-1 visa. What’s so great about the O-1 visa? Here is an excerpt from the “O-1 Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievements” chapter in my book Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, which is available for purchase on […]

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Congratulations to Tyler Oldenburg on Leadership Jacksonville acceptance!

Congratulations to shareholder Tyler Oldenburg for being accepted into Leadership Jacksonville’s class of 2022! Leadership Jacksonville is a year-long program with the mission to educate, connect, and inspire diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities. Tyler’s commitment to his community is highly admirable and we are excited to see all that he and the rest of the class of 2022 accomplish. Learn more about Leadership Jacksonville on their website: Leadership Jacksonville – Developing Community […]

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