2014 Super Lawyer Selection!

We are proud at announce that Lorri Lomnitzer has recently been selected as a 2014 Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers is a respected rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement....
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YouTube Has Your Back

Safe Harbors Save YouTube Recently, a YouTuber – Chris Brady (not related to the Bunch) – allegedly used his YouTube page and the protections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to extort money out of fellow subscribers. YouTube found...
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Winning Streak Turns Tampa Bay Into Champa Bay

During the past year, the Lightning won the Stanley Cup, the Rays made it to the World Series, and the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl. The teams gave all of us in South Florida something to cheer for in the...
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What’s Happening In The Intellectual Property World?

One thing that always keeps us interested in intellectual property is its huge role in everyday life. People of all ages are exposed to a staggering amount of material each day that is protected (or protectable) by copyright, trademark, and...
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What the Fuct?

Ending a nearly two year debate the Supreme Court, in Iancu v. Brunetti No. 18-302 (U.S. June 24, 2019), finally reached a decision on whether the Lanham Act provision ban on the registration of “immoral or scandalous” trademarks is constitutional…the answer is...
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Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA)

Graffiti Earns Millions A staple of the New York City Skyline – well, maybe just an old warehouse building in Long Island City is torn down. Why does that matter – well the building featured graffiti art from hundreds of...
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Victory for Internet Attacks Lawyer

Large Corporations, small businesses, and individuals are all concerned with their online reputation, and rightfully so! Reputation management and public image are just two of the countless aspects of our lives that that have been impacted by the internet. The...
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On The Verge: The Biggest Update To Music Copyright Law In Over 40 Years

There’s a copyright bill racing through Congress so quickly that it could become law by the time you read this. But before we talk about what’s happening now, let’s take a look back at the past for context. What Does...
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USPTO Rushing To Implement The Trademark Modernization Act

As part of the December 2020 COVID-19 relief bill/appropriations act, Congress made significant changes to the law governing trademarks. The new provisions are scheduled to go into effect by December 27, 2021, so the United States Patent and Trademark Office...
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Trademarking a Sound Is a Sound Business Strategy

The MGM®  lion’s roar. The iconic “dun-dun” in episodes of Law & Order. The marimba ringtone that comes as the default ringtone on iPhones. There are certain sounds you can hear in your head just by reading a written description...
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