The Big Risks of Trademark Infringement on Sports Leagues

Sports leagues and individual teams have long pursued trademarks in an attempt to protect their intellectual property. From professional sports to the collegiate ranks, teams and leagues alike have aggressively tried to protect their trademarks related to the names and...
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Facebook Faces Anti-Trust Lawsuit by the FTC

After seeing the first anti-trust lawsuit against Facebook thrown out by a federal judge in 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a second suit against the juggernaut social media platform. After surviving a motion to dismiss in January...
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Dispute Between Florida Brewery and Rapper Bad Bunny Reinforces the Importance of Trademark Categories

A trademark dispute is impacting the ability of a Hialeah, Florida brewery to continue selling one of its signature products. Rapper Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, better known by his stage name Bad Bunny, is engaged in a trademark lawsuit that...
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Mark Twain: Writer, Humorist… Inventor?

Mark Twain is best known for penning literary classics like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and his razor-sharp wit, but few people realize he was also an inventor. He received three patents during his lifetime and used the proceeds from marketing one...
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The Countdown Is On. The Mickey Mouse Copyright Expires In 2024.

Mickey Mouse may be Florida’s most famous resident, but he also has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. Over the past few decades, desperate pleas from Disney have inspired lawmakers to extend copyright protections for Mickey Mouse and other...
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Lies, Damned Lies, And Inequitable Conduct

“Let others lie. But let you and me make it the rule to lie for revenue only.” This tongue-in-cheek advice from Mark Twain has been taken to heart by some creators who are so eager to capitalize on their ideas...
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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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