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Category Archives: Trademark Litigation

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Florida Legislators are Pushing a Bill to Allow College Athletes to Profit on their Likeness

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from CNBC, Florida lawmakers are preparing a bill that will allow college athletes to profit off of their likeness and accept endorsement contracts. Among other things, the reformed law is expected to let amateur athletes sign endorsement agreements, obtain trademark rights, and use their image to make a profit. Notably, California… Read More »

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LeBron James Files Trademark Registration for ‘Taco Tuesday’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The New York Times, a company owned and controlled by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (LBJ Trademarks LLC) has filed a claim to obtain trademark protection for ‘Taco Tuesday’. Over the last several months, Mr. James has consistently posted on Instagram and other social media sites using the term… Read More »

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New Balance Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Nautica, Alleges Improper Use of the Letter ‘N’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have ever owned a pair of New Balance sneakers, you are probably familiar with the fact that these shoes typically have a large and blocky capital letter ‘N’ on the side of them. Earlier this week, New Balance filed a trademark infringement claim against another apparel company seeking to protect that distinguishing… Read More »

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A Florida Mother is Locked in a Trademark Battle With the Tech Giant ‘Uber’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the New York Post, Carolina Vengoechea — a mother from Miami, Florida — is currently embroiled in a trademark dispute with the nation’s largest ridesharing company Uber. The case revolves around her beauty salon smartphone application “BeauBer” — which the company believes is infringing on its trademark. For her part,… Read More »

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USPTO Announces New Trademark Rule: Foreign Applicants Will Be Required to Have U.S. Attorney Starting in August 2019

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 2nd, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced new regulations that will impact foreign companies and foreign individuals who are involved in trademark cases in the United States. Under the updated rules, foreign-domiciled entities will be required to seek representation from a trademark law attorney who is licensed to… Read More »

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Supreme Court Officially Strikes Down Law Barring ‘Offensive’ Trademarks

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Associated Press, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a key section of the federal code (part of the Lanham Act) that previously prevented individuals and companies from obtaining trademark protection for marks deemed to be scandalous, immoral, or otherwise offensive. Notably, this decision comes after other… Read More »

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The Owners of Miami’s Magic City Casino have Filed a Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Local Developers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the SunSentinel, West Flagler Associates, the company that owns Miami’s Magic City Casino, has filed a trademark infringement claim against a South Florida developer. West Flagler Associates is seeking to confirm its intellectual property rights in regards to the term ‘Magic City’. Below, our Miami trademark litigation lawyers provide an… Read More »

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The Internet Meme ‘Florida Man’ is Now the Subject of a Trademark Filing

By Michael Pike |

Popularized in recent years, the term ‘Florida man’ is an internet meme used to refer to news stories — arising out of the state of Florida — in which people do ill-advised or downright bizarre things. As explained by the Miami New Times, the term likely became associated with Florida because of the state’s… Read More »

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Inter Miami, Major League Soccer (MLS) are Opposing Inter Milan’s American Trademark

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In January of 2018, the City of Miami was awarded a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. At the current time, the club is set to join the top professional soccer league in the United States at the beginning of the 2020 season. Playing in a brand new 18,000 seat stadium in Fort Lauderdale, the… Read More »

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FLAG Act Introduced in Congress, Bill Would Give State and Local Governments Access to Trademark Protection

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In April, a bipartisan group of Senators, including lead co-sponsors Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), introduced the Flag Act into Congress. If enacted this legislation would give state and local government entities the legal right to obtain federal trademark protection for their flags and other official symbols. Here, our West Palm… Read More »

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