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Category Archives: Intellectual Property

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Former Fresh Prince Star Sues the Maker of ‘Fortnite’ for Profiting Off of His Likeness; Claims Rights to the ‘Carlton Dance’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, actor Alfonso Ribeiro — formerly a star on the hit sitcom ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ — has filed lawsuits against the creators of two popular video games: Fortnite and NBA 2K. In his legal claim,  Mr. Ribeiro contends that the companies that made these games are… Read More »

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Do the Jacksonville Jaguars Own the Rights to ‘Sacksonville’? Former Linebacker Says

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Last January, Florida’s own Jacksonville Jaguars made to the AFC Championship game for the first time in 21 years. On the strength of an elite defensive line, the Jaguars were near the very top of the league in sacking the quarterback for the second straight season. This lead to the team adopting the alliterative… Read More »

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Costco Appeals Multi-Million Trademark Loss to Tiffany & Co.

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Last year, the prominent wholesaler Costco was ordered to pay luxury jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. more than $19 million for trademark infringement. A New York state judge determined that Costco was improperly selling ‘knock off’ Tiffany engagement rings to consumers. The company was ordered to pay: Treble damages on $3.7 million in profits… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Rules in Favor of SiriusXM in Major Copyright Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 26th, 2017, the Supreme Court of Florida released an extremely important copyright law decision. In the case of Flo & Eddie, Inc., etc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc., etc., Florida’s highest court ruled in favor of SiriusXM (the broadcaster), and against Flo & Eddie (the artist and potential copyright holder). The Florida… Read More »

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Uber Faces Trademark Lawsuit from Florida Company

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Uber Technologies inc., the prominent ridesharing company based in San Francisco, California, was recently sued by Uber Operations LLC, an information technology company based in Tallahassee, Florida. According to the lawsuit, which was filed on August 29th in Northern District of Florida, the ridesharing company infringed on the trademark of the IT company. More… Read More »

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New York Mets Accuse Florida Medical Services Company of Trademark Infringement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the New York Post, the New York Mets have filed a trademark complaint against Comprehensive Health Services, a medical services company based in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Comprehensive Health Services a trademark for their proprietary software that goes by the name… Read More »

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FTC, DOJ Update Their Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In January of 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) officially updated their guidelines for licensing of intellectual property. This is the first time these guidelines have been updated since the mid 1990s. Here, our South Florida business law attorneys discuss these updates as well as the… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig Opens Miami Office

By Michael Pike |

Pike and Lustig, LLP is proud to announce the opening of its Miami office!  The firm’s new office is located at 777 Brickell Avenue,  Suite 500 Miami, Florida, 33131.

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Paul McCartney Files Proactive Copyright Claim Against Sony/ATV

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Rolling Stone, Beatles singer Paul McCartney has filed a federal copyright lawsuit against Sony/ATV in order to proactively confirm his ownership of several Beatles songs, including ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Yesterday’. McCartney believes that the ownership of theses tracks should revert back to him in the fall of 2018. Sony’s path… Read More »

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What is Trademark Dilution?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In order to prevail in a trademark infringement claim, a commercial entity must be able to prove that there was a reasonable likelihood that customer confusion was created by the other party’s use of a similar mark. However, even if there is no reasonable possibility of customer confusion, your company is not necessarily out… Read More »

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