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Tag Archives: West Palm Beach Trademark Litigation Lawyers

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The Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup Finals; But They Still Do Not Have Their Trademark

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Last fall, the Las Vegas Golden Knights joined the National Hockey League (NHL) as an expansion franchise. In their first season, the team has advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals – a truly impressive feat for a brand new franchise. Previously, our Miami trademark litigation lawyers have discussed the team’s struggle… 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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Intellectual Property Protection for Restaurants

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Restaurant owners often wonder about whether they can use the intellectual property (IP) system to stop competitors from stealing their recipes. The answer, as with so many things in law, is that it is complicated. American IP is divided into four categories: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. These each protect their own types… 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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Cybersquatting and Generic Top-Level Domains

By Michael Pike |

A company’s web presence has become increasingly important over the past decade, and that trend shows no sign of letting up. In order to help businesses advertise their services more effectively online, the organization that controls internet traffic, ICANN, is beginning to release new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). gTLDs are the end portion of… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Gives School the Right to Enforce Its Trademark

By Michael Pike |

Who gets to sue someone when an injury occurs? This seemingly simple question has actually given rise to a fairly complex area of the law known as standing. Fundamentally, the standing doctrine is designed to make sure that the people suing for an injury are actually the people who were harmed. For instance, courts… Read More »

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Trademark Registration and its Effect on Litigation

By Michael Pike |

A strong trademark can be a powerful tool for a company looking to expand its market share and build strong ties to its consumers. Trademarks allow consumers to instantly recognize a company and remember all the good, or bad, things they know about the company. From time to time, keeping a trademark strong may… Read More »

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