Congratulations to Firm Partner, John Cyril Malloy III, on being recognized in the 2022 edition of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Selection for this exclusive roster, representing just 1.4% of Florida Bar members practicing in the state, is by peer nomination for achievement of a standard of excellence in their practice areas.
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The Firm is proud to announce that Firm Partners, Jennie S. Malloy and John Cyril Malloy III, were selected by their peers to be recognized in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, for Intellectual Property Litigation and other areas in the Firm’s exclusive field of law. Both attorneys have been recognized since 2007 in Best Lawyers, one of the preeminent peer-reviewed listings of the best legal talent in the world.
Toy company Mattel, Inc. – owner of famous toy lines such as Hot Wheels, Fisher Price, and Barbie – recently brought suit against Rap Snacks based on its rollout of “BARBIE-QUE” chips, done in collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj. Based on the lawsuit filed in the Central District of California, Mattel alleges that consumers are likely to be confused and to create a false association between Mattel’s BARBIE line of products, and Rap Snacks’s BARBIE-QUE chips, particularly due to stylized BARBIE logo and pink product packaging (shown below). Mattel asserts causes of action for federal trademark infringement, unfair competition, and dilution, as well as an unfair competition claim under California state law. Rap Snacks has not yet responded or otherwise entered an appearance in the case.