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We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
- 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.
- 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.
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"Kieran Doyle counsels and litigates across a swathe of industries and is the go-to consultant for Trans-High Corporation, publisher of the world’s leading marijuana magazine."WTR 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
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