COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK
A copyright is a set of rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, such as a song, book, or website. Copyright includes the right to publish and distribute the original work, as well as derivative works based on the same source material. A trademark is any word, name, symbol, design or combination that is used in commerce to identify and distinguish the source of goods. Copyrights and Trademarks are intellectual property rights that can be bought, sold, or misappropriated by others, and a complex set of regulations and case law govern this field of litigation.
Our attorneys have significant experience protecting the copyrights and trademarks of their clients in federal district courts throughout the United States. We have successfully defended against copyright claims and have defeated attempts to enjoin our clients from using competitors' alleged trademarks.
our RECENT victories
TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT AND FALSE ADVERTISING: COMPLETE VICTORY
Client was served with a
complaint and a motion for a temporary restraining order
at approximately 5:00 p.m. Opposition papers were
due 8:00 a.m. the following morning. Alleging
trademark infringement and false advertising, the
plaintiff demanded that the client immediately dismantle
a $20 million nationwide advertising campaign that
included television, radio, and billboard
advertisements, as well as 20,000 taxi-top displays.
INFRINGEMENT AND FALSE ADVERTISING: COMPLETE
Represented one of the world's largest software manufacturers in multiple suits for trademark infringement and false advertising brought by H&R Block. The suits included extraordinarily accelerated time-tables, beginning with proceedings for a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction. One such suit resulted in an unprecedented reversal of a temporary restraining order by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in only five hours. Each suit settled on extremely favorable terms for the client.
Represented a film studio in a copyright dispute involving an award-winning documentary. Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims of infringement based on various fair-use defenses in the copyright code.