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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.
But the ground-breaking copyright case is not over.
- 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 enforce our client’s copyrights.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
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"Overseas prosecution and dispute work is Lawrence Greene's forte: He is a loyal partner and incredibly thoughtful about the work product that he puts out."WTR 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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"Joel Karni Schmidt is another versatile attorney: He is wonderful. Unequivocally an expert, he has a wealth of experience that informs his judgement. He and his team of responsive, practical attorneys always get where businesses are coming from. In that regard, he is the exception rather than the rule, which is why his counsel is so valuable."WTR 1000 – 2016
"The attorneys at this little gem of a boutique are the most intelligent and practical attorneys I've ever worked with in the trademark, copyright, trade secret, customs, music, IP litigation and patent areas."Best Lawyers - 2016
"Outstanding professional Joel Karni Schmidt is a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney who covers the full spectrum of trademark work. Readily available and very responsive, he is a creative problem solver with superb negotiation skills who can deliver successful results in complex disputes."WTR 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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We represent clients of all sizes across a broad range of industries. The boutique size of our firm, and the breadth of our practice capabilities, allow us to provide a multidisciplinary approach in a cost-effective manner.
Our experience spans a broad range of industries and is international in scope. We appreciate the opportunity of growing with successful companies and brands, as well as creative individuals and accomplished executives.