Yearly Archives from 2021
Please join us in congratulating the 12 Marks Gray attorneys who have been named to the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars lists! Less than 5% of attorneys are honored by Super Lawyers and less than 3% are Rising Stars within each region! 2021 Florida Super Lawyers: Jeptha “Jep” Barbour – PI General: Defense Edward Birk – Media/Advertising Rhonda Boggess – Appellate Crystal Broughan – Intellectual Property Giselle Carson – Immigration: Business John Crawford – […]Continue Reading
Trademark Registration or Copyright Registration, What is the Difference, and Do I Need One?
Do you own a business? Or are you an author, photographer, or composer who openly publishes your work? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then it might be beneficial to ask yourself: “Do I own any trademarks? Have I published any works that need copyright protection?” You may even ask yourself: “What is the difference between a copyright and a trademark?” A trademark is defined as “a symbol, words, stylized words, or […]Continue Reading
O-1 Questions: What Published Materials and Awards Show You’re at the Top of Your Field?
When applying for an O-1 visa, you may need to show evidence of working “at the top of your field”. This could include internationally recognized awards and publications. You may wonder, what are some specific examples of these materials? What awards or publications demonstrate enough expertise to submit? What qualifies as an internationally recognized award? The award needs to be considered prestigious and related to your activities in the United States. For example, you could […]Continue Reading
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Joint Ownership of Intellectual Property Means You Cannot Act Alone
I recently came across an interesting legal case involving joint ownership and trademark registration. Here is an overview of the case and its implications. Yogi Bhajan was an Indian-born yoga and spiritual teacher who introduced his version of Kundalini yoga to the West in the late 1960s. When he died in 2004, he left behind his widow, Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Puri, along with the Yogi Bhajan Administrative Trust (YBAT). Puri and YBAT have been battling […]Continue Reading
What Does a Foreign National Need to Do to Apply for an O-1 Visa?
If you have looked into the O-1 visa and determined that you qualify, the next step is figuring out what you must do to apply. Since this visa is employer-specific, that means that either they or their designated agent has to complete Form I-129 with an O supplement and file it with USCIS. But that is just the beginning. The real “meat” of the application is the O-1 visa evidence that you must provide to […]Continue Reading