Marks Gray, one of Jacksonville’s oldest and most respected law firms practicing business law, announces it has launched a comprehensive business advisory team that combines all legal counsel and services that businesses need arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The practice is the first business-focused team of its kind in the region and can serve clients across Florida. Businesses face a myriad of legal issues because of COVID-19. These could include HR […]Continue Reading
Giselle Speaks to the Association of Legal Administrators Jax on Immigration Updates and Learns from them – a Win-Win!
Giselle was honored to speak virtually to the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Jax on how immigration and global economics are being impacted by COVID-19. She also learned new Zoom and Linkedin tips from ALA members!Continue Reading
Did This Cat’s Purr Infringe on a Musician’s Copyright?
In 2015, the publisher of a purring cat video — Digihaven — got into a bit of a complicated situation with EMI Music and YouTube. Why? Because according to YouTube’s automated Content ID system, 12 seconds of Phantom the cat’s purring in the hour-long video infringed upon the copyright of a musical composition called “Focus.” Yes, you read that correctly. A cat was blamed for violating a music copyright. Because of how its purr happened […]Continue Reading
As a client of Marks Gray, you not only work with our experienced attorneys, you also receive an abundant amount of support from our staff. Marks Gray’s staff is made up of highly qualified and skilled personnel who are dedicated to helping our attorneys manage your case from start to finish. We each take pride in providing the best support to our clients. Each attorney at our firm is assigned a Legal Assistant and a […]Continue Reading
Marks Gray Gives Back and Participates in Local Food Drive
Last week, our attorneys and staff worked together to collect non-perishable food items and canned goods for City Rescue Mission. City Rescue Mission, Inc. is an organization that provides food, clothing, shelter, emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women, and women with children. Our greatness is not about what we have, but about what we give. So proud of our team.Continue Reading
U.S. Copyright Office Celebrates 150 Years
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Copyright Office! In 1870, all copyright functions were placed within the Library of Congress. Since that time, the U.S. Copyright Office has grown quite a bit in both size and function, and I thought a little history lesson might help in understanding how far we have come in the world of copyrights. Copyright History in the United States The authors of the U.S. Constitution included copyright protections in Article I, […]Continue Reading