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Intellectual Property Litigation Trademark Law

NY Federal Court Rules Website Design Not Protectable Trade Dress

Companies spend lots of money these days on their website design. For many businesses, their website is their only portal to obtain new clients; for others, its a large part of their marketing strategy; and for the rest its at least their company’s main presence on the web. So its perfectly understandable that a business […]

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Litigation

Trademark Bully Proctor & Gamble May Have Met Its Match

Its happening all over the country. Large companies are sending cease and desist letters to small new entrepreneurs claiming that their product or service violates the big company’s well-established trademark. Currently I am dealing with 600 such claims brought across the country by one of the largest digital image warehouses in the world. It has […]

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Copyright Law Litigation

Enter the Lawyers!: Bruce Lee’s Estate’s Lawsuit Against Target, Urban Outfitters Can Proceed

The dead can keep earning. Bruce Lee died in 1973, but his family still owns the rights to his imagery and persona.  So its a little shocking to see some large retailers like Target and Urban Outfitters decide to distribute T-Shirts for sale with some of his most iconic images emblazoned on the front, without […]