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- THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING’S IMAGE IS HELD TO BE A FAMOUS MARK THAT CANNOT BE REGISTERED AS PART OF AN UNAUTHORIZED TRADEMARK FOR BEER
We prevented registration of a mark on likelihood of dilution grounds.
- WORLD SERIES is held to be a very famous mark that cannot be registered in the unauthorized trademark HIGH SCHOOL WORLD SERIES.
We successfully opposed a registration on likelihood of confusion grounds.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
But the ground-breaking copyright case is not over.
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"Fellow prosecution and counselling specialist Joel Karni Schmidt is one of the brightest and most experienced trademark attorneys around and is known for his pragmatic advice, robust negotiation skills and commercial acumen." One peer reports, "He is a really thoughtful professional and has a knack for choosing battles wisely and steering clients away from unnecessary confrontations."2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
"Thorough, inventive and reliable, Deborah Squiers always goes out of her way to provide top-notch service, with a sense of humour and an appreciation for business needs." "She has an up-to-the-minute understanding of all issues in this area of the law and gives actionable and reasoned advice."2018 WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals
“One of the best trademark outfits in the United States”, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman is “an exceptional IP boutique that serves many leading brands”. “It is a huge player on the prosecution side, as it houses a raft of skilled professionals, which grants it a reservoir of expertise that few can match.” The group also boasts an enviable record in litigation and has been central in a myriad of important cases. “ The consistency of its lawyers and its longevity speak volumes to its quality.”2018 WTR 1000, The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
Maryann Licciardi is "applauded for 'her proficiency in dispute resolution. She vigorously defends her clients’ interests and is able to push for sophisticated terms of co-existence.' She rolls up her sleeves in both contentious and non-contentious matters."
Christopher Jensen "has a tremendous background in IP litigation – he is brilliant when it comes to resolving disputes."2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
Meichelle MacGregor is "aware and appreciative of corporate goals." She is "to-the-point and incredibly strategic. She excels at breaking down complex problems and understands how to take a practical stance to get a situation moving. In addition, her communication skills are superb."2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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