Philip Meldman, Esq.
Trademark/Copyright Infringement/insurance Coverage (8 parties): Plaintiffs/ motion picture studio and owner of underlying rights to literary character claimed a series of television ads for an unrelated product infringed its rights in a major motion picture based upon the character and the art work used in the attendant motion picture advertising campaign. Multiple insurance companies disputing coverage. Pending preliminary injunction hearing. Initial demand: high eight figures.
Trademark Infringement/Unfair Competition: Plaintiff/senior user, a local mortgage broker, claimed reversed confusion as a result of defendant/junior user, a regional mortgage lender, using plaintiff’s trade name and slogan. Pending preliminary injunction hearing. Initial demand: seven figures.
Trademark Infringement: Plaintiff/senior user, a local sports promoter claimed reverse confusion as a result of defendant/junior user, a national sports promoter, used the same initials in advertising the same type of sporting events and sold products bearing the same initials. Pending preliminary injunction hearing. Initial demand: seven figures.
Trademark Infringement: Plaintiff/clothing manufacture claimed confusion as a result of use of similar logo by celebrity/entertainment company marketing competing product. Pending preliminary injunction hearing. Initial demand: seven figures.
Trademark Infringement: Plaintiff/fabric manufacturer claimed unauthorized use of fabric design on dresses sold by major department store. Initial demand: high six figures.
Copyright Infringement/Unfair Competition (14 parties): Plaintiffs/ multiple foreign motion picture producers claimed defendants/multiple television distributors and broadcasters licensed and exhibited without authorization plaintiffs’ motion pictures, which were protected by U.S. copyright restoration act. Initial demand: high seven figures.
Copyright Infringement: Plaintiff, creator/distributor of a successful collectible doll, claimed defendant/national distributor sold a “knock-off” doll created by Plaintiff’s former employee. Initial demand: mid seven figures.
Copyright Infringement: Plaintiff, a photographer alleged internet supplier of stock photos sold hundreds of plaintiff’s photos without authorization: Initial demand: mid-seven figures.
Copyright Infringement: Plaintiff/author of self-help books alleged copying by defendant/author and sales by defendant/major book publisher. Initial demand seven figures.