Intellectual Property Blog

Court Rules Inaccuracies in a Copyright Application Invalidates the Registration

When it comes to the law, details matter. You need to ensure the accuracy of all information you provide when registering a trademark or filing for copyright. Otherwise, you could find the legal protection of your mark or creative work invalidated due to a technicality. That is what happened to Gold Value International Textile, Inc.’s copyright registration. Here are the facts of this case. Was “1461 Design” Published or Unpublished at the Time of Application? […]

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Marks Gray Supports Communities in Schools Organization

Marks Gray is proud to support Communities in Schools with needed supplies for students.  This non-profit organization serves thousands of struggling students in our community by providing school supplies and positive adult role models to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life.

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Four IP Tips For Expanding Your Business Globally

Are you ready to take your business to international markets?  This is exciting, but it can also feel daunting. Introducing your business to markets in other countries opens the door for many potential problems — including intellectual property theft. Trademark and copyright registrations can protect your business trademarks and original works, but only if you maintain them properly and are willing to actively enforce your intellectual property rights. Use these tips to expand your business […]

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Video: How to Prepare for My Consular Processing Interview

Giselle Carson shares information about preparing for your consular processing interview. And she reminds you to relax, be yourself, and smile! Have a great interview.  Watch the video.

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New Rule for Foreign Trademark Applicants and Registrants Begins on August 3rd

Quick reminder: the new rule regarding representation for foreign trademark applications and registrations goes into effect on August 3rd, 2019. Recently, I shared the news that all applicants, registrants, and other parties residing outside of the United States are now required to retain a U.S.-licensed attorney for certain activities.  This includes both filing any application through the United States Patent Trademark Offices (USPTO) and accessing the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).  An Effort to […]

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How to Correct Your I-94

You must check your electronic I-94 admission record every time you re-enter the United States. It is evidence of your legal status and status expiration date. If your record contains incorrect information, contact a CBP Deferred Inspection office as soon as possible. Download this PDF guide.

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