Intellectual Property Blog

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 […]

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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 […]

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May Community Service Project!

Each month, the Marks Gray Community Service Committee selects a local organization to devote our fundraising efforts towards. This past month we collected items for City Rescue Mission. Along with the items pictured we also collected monetary donations and are so happy to be presenting them with a check as well! Learn more about City Rescue Mission and how you can help here: https://www.crmjax.org/  

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day: INTA Updates Their Publication Regarding Counterfeits on the Internet

The International Trademark Association (INTA), celebrated World Anti-Counterfeiting Day on June 8, 2021, by publishing an update on their publication Addressing the Sale of Counterfeits on the Internet. This guide was prepared by volunteer members of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, the Enforcement Committee, and the Internet Committee. Included were representatives from brand owners, online marketplaces, search engines, and intellectual property legal practitioners from around the world. The guide includes best practices for brand owners, search […]

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What Exactly Is an O-1 Visa and Who Is It For?

Not just anyone can get an O-1 visa. That is probably the best place to start. This type of visa is typically reserved for world-class athletes, artists, entertainers and the like. Those are just a sampling of the professions that qualify for O-1 visas, though. The O-1 is able to accommodate a wide range of foreign nationals who display specific talents and accomplishments, but might not qualify for the H-1B, TN, L-1, or other employment-based […]

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Nick Pulignano helps local family with pro bono work!

Marks Gray shareholder Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr. believes attorneys have an obligation to give something back to their communities, whether by public service or pro bono legal work. Read about his latest pro bono work and how he devoted his free time to help a Jacksonville family against their landlord. Great job, Nick! Pro Bono: Family helped to resolve conditions in their rental home | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida

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