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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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Coachella Brings Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Urban Outfitters

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Coachella is one of the most prominent musical festivals in the United States. Many of the nation’s top acts perform each year. Tickets for this year’s April event sold out in less than one hour. Last year, the festival brought in more than $84 million. There is no doubt that concerts like this are… Read More »

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Former NFL Star Sues Under Armour for Alleged Trademark Infringement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman and his company Lights Out Holdings, LLC, have filed a trademark infringement claim as well as a breach of contract claim against Under Armour, INC. The lawsuit, which was filed on February 1st, 2017 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, comes after the… Read More »

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The NHL’s New Las Vegas Expansion Team Has its Trademark Application Denied

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report filed by the Miami Herald, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) denied the initial trademark application put forth by the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The Golden Knights are an NHL expansion franchise that are set to begin play in the fall of 2017. The USPTO decision comes only two… Read More »

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How Can Your Florida Business Fight Cybersquatters

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

An online presence is a critical part of business in the modern world. For many businesses, this includes both an active social media presence as well as a functioning website. Of course, this means that your business will want to grab the best web address available. However, in many cases, your ideal domain name… Read More »

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Fashion Designs: How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Fashion is a multibillion dollar industry in Florida. By some economic estimates, 10 percent of the industry is made up of knock-off products. Many of these knock off fashion products are illegal. Fashion designers work hard creating unique ideas to bring new looks into the industry. It is only right that people are able… Read More »

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Contesting an “Incontestable” Mark

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

One of the benefits of registering a trademark with the federal government is that after a certain period of time a mark becomes “incontestable.” That sounds like a powerful benefit. No one wants to be sued by someone with a mark that the government has labeled as beyond contestation. Yet, the name is actually… Read More »

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Keeping Trademarks Covered: Avoiding Naked Licenses

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Trademarks are commonly referred to as “source-identifiers.” They are logos or words that tell consumers where the good or service that they are purchasing comes from. This makes trademark licensing a bit of an unusual problem. After all, if the point of the mark is to tell consumers who makes a product, would it… Read More »

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Place Names and Trademarks

By Michael Pike |

Trademark law, like all intellectual property law, has to be balanced to serve two competing goals. On the one hand, giving companies’ trademarks legal protections helps protect customers by making sure they are buying from the company that they think they are. On the other hand, giving too much power to the protection of… Read More »

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The Parody Defense to Trademark Infringement

By Michael Pike |

Finding the boundaries of a piece of intellectual property is always much harder than finding the boundaries of a piece of real property. Real property has fences and walls and markers. Intellectual property only has legal doctrines. One of the places this problem appears most is with the parody defense to trademark infringement. The… Read More »

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