News & Insights
- CLL Partner Debbie Squiers Interviewed for Fox News Program Concerning Trademarks
- CLL's Copyright Review 2018 is Now Available
- Restaurant & Hospitality Update
We happily bring you our latest update summarizing selected pending or decided cases and legal issues we believe are interesting and instructive for the Restaurant & Hospitality Industries.
- Deborah Squiers Will Moderate an INTA Roundtable Titled “Canadian Update on Trademark Law for U.S. Practitioners”
On My Mind Blog
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
MAJOR LEAGUE ZOMBIE HUNTER & Design supplemental register registration for clothing is cancelled for lack of bona fide use on most items and for a likelihood of confusion with the inherently distinctive and commercially strong mark MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL & Design.
But the ground-breaking copyright case is not over.
- 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.
What They Say
Kieran Doyle is known to be "knowledgeable and easy to deal with, he adopts a pensive and nuanced approach."
Jeffrey Epstein "stays very informed and goes above and beyond with his timely service. He pays scrupulous attention to detail and is especially knowledgeable about the fashion and retail sectors."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
Richard Mandel "is highly effective and always civil – a rare combination of qualities." "A consummate professional, he is exceedingly sharp and able to devise innovative arguments." With Jonathan King "they are the best of the best and achieve exceptional results, time and time again."2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
Refined strategist Mary Kevlin and Lawrence Greene "form a dynamic duo and are incredibly dedicated, dogged in the pursuit of client objectives, great at managing their staff and all-around beacons of excellence."
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
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
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