Litigation

Intellectual Property Rights are enforceable through litigation, usually before the federal courts, state courts, or administrative tribunals of the the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Legal decisions of particular importance are published in legal reporters. Below is just a handful of the many published decisions achieved by the Firm acting as trial counsel for both Plaintiffs and Defendants.

Carnival Corp. v. SeaEscape Casino Cruises, Inc., 52 USPQ2d 1920 (S.D.Fla.) -- defeated world's largest cruise line in trademark case.

Benard Industries, Inc. v. Bayer A.G., 38 USPQ2d 1422 (S.D. Fla.) -- dismissal of claims in complex case of international trademark rights.

Eveready Battery Co. v. L.P.I. Consumer Prods., 464 F. Supp. 2d 887 (E.D. Mo.) -- dismissed declaratory judgment action brought by national manufacturers.

M.G.B. Homes, Inc. v Ameron Homes, Inc., 903 F.2d 1486 (11th Cir.), 30 F.3d 113 (11th Cir.) -- reversed decision of trial court regarding copyright ownership, and thereafter achieved and defended attorney fee award.

 

Boldstar Tech., LLC v. Home Depot, Inc., 517 F. Supp. 2d 1283 (S.D. Fla) -- co-defense counsel to national retailer.

Stiefel Labs., Inc. v. Galenium USA, LLC, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43973 (S.D. Fla) -- injunction entered on behalf of multinational skincare company.

Helver v. Novo Industries, Inc., 49 USPQ2d 1593 (S.D. Fla.) -- patent summary judgment in favor of inventor.

 

Int’l Cosmetics Exch., Inc. v. Saba, 2001 U.S. App. LEXIS 17754 (11th Cir.) – reversal of trial court in case of international trademark rights.

Pena-Rivera v. Editorial America, S.A., 43 USPQ2d 1059 (S.D. Fla.) -- dismissal of claims in copyright case against multinational publisher.

Jeff Foxworthy v. Sun Art Designs, Inc., 42 USPQ2d 1317 (S.D. Fla.) -- protection of customer lists in case against television actor/comedian.

Nailtiques Cosmetic Corp. v. Salon Sciences Corp., 41 USPQ2d 1995 (S.D. Fla.) -- preliminary injunction with finding of famous trademarks and trade dress entered on behalf of national cosmetic company.

Baratta v. Homeland Housewares, LLC, 242 F.R.D. 641 (S.D. Fla) -- nullified unfavorable settlement negotiated by client’s prior counsel against maker of “Magic Bullet” blenders.

Majors Medical Supply, Inc. v. Majors Medical Supply, Inc., 38 USPQ2d 1703 (E.D. Mich.) -- preliminary injunction without trademark registration on behalf of national franchisor.

In re La Estancia Argentina, Corp., 79 USPQ2d 1531 (TTAB) -- reversed Examiner’s refusal to register a trademark.