Intellectual Property Blog

Yearly Archives from 2021

Benefits of the International Trademark Association Virtual Leadership Meeting

This week, I have been attempting to attend as much of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Virtual Leadership Meeting as I can. There are committee meetings, seminars on trademarks and copyrights, networking via chat rooms, and even virtual receptions.   I really enjoyed the meeting of the Anti-Counterfeiting Full Committee, where we broke out into separate Zoom rooms for a Piracy workshop. There, we discussed the role of copyright in anti-counterfeiting enforcement.  I was assigned to […]

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Marks Gray President Frederick H. Kent featured on Channel 4 News!

This upcoming weekend is the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Great Fire Run, a 5k and 1-mile run that benefits the society in honor of The Great Fire of 1901!  Marks Gray, P.A. president Frederick H. Kent currently serves as the president of the Historical Society and was interviewed by Channel 4 News about the significance of the fire and their upcoming event.  Check out the interview below! Weekend run commemorates Jacksonville’s Great Fire of 1901 (news4jax.com)

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Presenting Intellectual Property 101 for the Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship

No matter what obstacles pop up in life, entrepreneurs find a way to pivot and keep going. The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship recognizes that characteristic in their students. That is why they have continued offering their Small Business Executive Program throughout the pandemic.   On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, I had the opportunity to present Intellectual Property 101 to the Small Business Executive Program Class IX in Jacksonville, Florida. The members of the class […]

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Business Owners Who Ignore Their “Signs” Do So At Their Own Peril

I have worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, as well as small, medium, and large businesses. So trust me when I say that I understand starting a business and keeping it operating takes a lot of determination, planning, and an open mind. Those who are the most successful not only recognize when they face a problem that could significantly impact their business, but also have the smarts and humility to seek out skilled help in these […]

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What in the World Is GatorCheats and Why Did They Just Agree to Pay $2M?

Even if you do not play video games, you probably know that the video game industry makes a lot of money. It is quite likely that you also have a sense that the content in video games falls under copyright protection. What you might not realize, however, is that cheating at video games is also a huge business… and its legality is highly questionable. Businesses that make money creating various kinds of video game cheats […]

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Adding a New Aesthetic or Expression Is Not Necessarily Transformative

In 1981, photographer Lynn Goldsmith did a photoshoot with Prince while on assignment for Newsweek. While those images were never published, Vanity Fair licensed one of them in 1984 for an illustration by Andy Warhol. Mr. Warhol ultimately used the photo to create 16 different works. Goldsmith, however, did not even learn about them until 2016, when Vanity Fair published them — without giving her credit — following Prince’s death.  As a preemptive measure, The […]

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