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Artists’ Copyright Lawsuit Against Top AI Companies Moving Forward

By Perkins Law |

According to a report from Reuters, a group of artists are moving forward with a copyright infringement lawsuit against major artificial intelligence (AI) companies, including Stability AI and Midjourney. While some of the initial claims were dismissed by a federal judge last month, the plaintiffs were given the opportunity to pursue new claims in… Read More »

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Launching a New Product or Service? Do a Trademark Search First

By Perkins Law |

Is your company preparing to launch a new product or new service in Florida? It is vital that you conduct a comprehensive trademark search before moving forward. Within this article, our Florida trademark registration attorney explains why it is so vital to conduct a trademark search before making a major investment into the branding… Read More »

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When is it Too Late to Register for Trademark Protection?

By Perkins Law |

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency responsible for trademark registration. Businesses can file for federal trademark protection with the USPTO. This raises an important question: When is it too late to register a trademark? While there is technically no filing deadline, it is crucial companies file for trademark… Read More »

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Jury Hits Company With Large Verdict in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

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According to reporting from Reuters, a jury has hit an India-based company with a $210 million verdict in a massive trade secret misappropriation case. The jury determined that Tata Consultancy Services improperly misappropriated the legally-protected trade secrets of a competitor (DXC Technology) in developing life insurance software. Here, our Florida trade secret protection attorney… Read More »

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Biden Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Provides No Guidance on Copyright Law

By Perkins Law |

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already starting to transform our economy. In the Fall of 2023, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence. However, the executive order is silent on one of the biggest questions posed by the latest AI revolution: How does copyright law apply to AI?… Read More »

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Is My Domain Name Automatically Trademarked?

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Each year, the amount of commerce that happens online continues to grow. A domain name is essential for competitive businesses. Your domain name becomes more than just a tool, it can be part of your overall brand. With this in mind, you may be wondering: Does my domain name have trademark protection? The answer… Read More »

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Five Big Mistakes to Avoid When Conducting a Trademark Clearance Search

By Perkins Law |

Before you make a major investment into a new brand, you need to ensure that you will be able to secure trademark protection. You do want to spend resources developing a brand if another company already owns that trademark. A trademark clearance search is a must. At Perkins Law, we are committed to guiding… Read More »

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Trademark Infringement Claim Filed in Hot Chocolate Case

By Perkins Law |

On December 25th, 2023, Bloomberg Law News reported that a trademark infringement lawsuit is brewing over a hot chocolate product. A company alleges that a competitor’s hot chocolate “bomb” is confusingly similar to its own product. Within this article, our Florida trademark infringement litigation attorney discusses the dispute in this case and explains the… Read More »

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Financial Services Company Sued for Trade Secret Misappropriation

By Perkins Law |

According to a report from Financial News, Marex—a global financial services platform—is facing a civil federal lawsuit for trade secret misappropriation. The complaint, filed by London-based fintech company RVAssets, alleges that two of its former employees improperly replicated its securities options trading software for Marex. Within this blog post, our Florida trade secret misappropriation… Read More »

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Trademark Cancellation Claim Dismissed, Claimant Failed to Show “Genuine Adversity”

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According to a report from Bloomberg Law, a federal appeals court has ruled that a trademark cancellation petition was properly dismissed by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Among other things, the court ruled that the plaintiff failed to show “genuine adversity.” Here, our South Florida trademark cancellation attorney provides an overview of… Read More »

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