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16Nov 2015
Nov 16, 2015

Attempting to Get a Trademark Related to Your Customer’s Brand is a Bad Idea – Especially when that Brand is Florida’s Richest Island

We all know that reputation is everything, especially when it pertains to a business. Reputation is something people and businesses take very seriously and spend their entire life trying to maintain because even the slightest mistake could destroy a reputation entirely.

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16Nov 2015
Nov 16, 2015

Suing for Copyright Damages: Actual vs. Statutory

With the rise copyright infringement claims, there has been an increased importance in how to address monetary awards. Judges award monetary relief under the United States Copyright Act in the form of either actual damages or statutory damages.

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15Nov 2015
Nov 15, 2015

Gapardis Trade Dress

Doral, Florida based Gapardis Health and Beauty, Inc. (“Gapardis) focuses on the import and sale of “off brand” French cosmetics and perfumes which are designed and manufactured in France. Of its over 100 imported French beauty products, one of its items, branded under the name PARIS FAIR & WHITE, as a skin lightening product sold…

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king of diamonds building
14Nov 2015
Nov 14, 2015

“Stripping Down” the King of Diamonds Infringement Dispute

Whether they will admit it or not, almost anyone living in South Florida has heard of King of Diamonds, the popular (and likewise notorious) afro-centric strip club which caters to rap stars such as Rick Ross, boxers including Floyd Mayweather, and other celebs. Putting aside the stereo types of raining dollar bills, poll dancing, and erotic female dancers, King of Diamonds has become an important platform for young hip hop artists to try to break into the hip hop music scene…

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Florida Contract Dispute
13Nov 2015
Nov 13, 2015

The Importance of Ensuring Your Company is Authorized to Transact Business in Florida

While it need not be said, the State of Florida is dedicated to improving the lives of its citizens. One of the ways it accomplishes this is by establishing laws in order to best protect its citizens when disputes arise. Under Florida’s Long-Arm Statute, a Floridian can bring a claim against a non-resident of Florida if the non-resident committed a tortious act within the state…

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