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Malin Haley DiMaggio & Bowen, P.A.
Established 1969

WE’VE MOVED!

For nearly 50 years, Malin Haley has been recognized as South Florida’s premier intellectual property law firm. […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on WE’VE MOVED!

Batmobile Entitled to Copyright Protection

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling which held that the Batmobile’s bat-like appearance and high-tech gadgets make it a character that can’t be duplicated without premission from the copyright holder, DC Comics. The high court’s move is a blow to Gotham Garage, the maker of Batmobile replica modification kits, and it […]

By |June 10th, 2016|Copyright Law|Comments Off on Batmobile Entitled to Copyright Protection

SUPER BOWL VS. SUPERB OWL

National Football League v. the Night Run, Inc., Opposition No. 91222783

On July 13, 2015, the National Football League (“NFL”) filed a Notice of Opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against The Night Run, Inc., seeking to bar registration of the mark SUPERB OWL based on the NFL’s mark SUPER BOWL. The […]

By |May 10th, 2016|Trademark Law|Comments Off on SUPER BOWL VS. SUPERB OWL

REDSKINS TRADEMARK REGISTRATION CANCELLED, BUT DON’T EXPECT A NAME CHANGE

In July’s Pro Football v. Blackhorse decision, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) decision to cancel several trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins. The longstanding battle saw litigants present evidence and argue over whether “Redskins” was a disparaging, derogatory term. […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on REDSKINS TRADEMARK REGISTRATION CANCELLED, BUT DON’T EXPECT A NAME CHANGE

Malin Haley Client’s Invention Honored at PGA Show

Malin Haley Client, Switch Grips, has developed an innovative patent pending interchangeable golf grip system that allows golfers to customize their putter grips. The Switch Grips system was selected from more than 200 products as one of the top “Best New Products” at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando Florida.

By |July 14th, 2015|Patent Law|Comments Off on Malin Haley Client’s Invention Honored at PGA Show

Mark Bowen in the News

Mark Bowen, a partner with Malin Haley DiMaggio & Bowen, was featured in WSVN Channel 7’s Help Me Howard show discussing issues relating to trademark rights and trademark infringement. The segment was broadcast throughout South Florida on Monday, July 6, 2015, and can be viewed at the following link: http://www.wsvn.com/story/29487226/starbucks-coffee-vs-stardust-coffee

By |July 14th, 2015|Patent Law|Comments Off on Mark Bowen in the News

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

On December 18, 2012, the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) was signed into law. The PLTIA among other things sets forth provisions implementing the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (“Hague Agreement”). These provisions (Title I of the PLTIA) take effect on May 13, […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Patent Law|Comments Off on Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

AIPLA Newsstand Article: Monkey in the middle of selfie copyright dispute

The “selfie” is now so ubiquitous that the word is in the Oxford English Dictionary, you can use it in Scrabble and it has spawned a whole new lexicon. Selfies are no longer the preserve of teens and reality stars; you now have politicians, royalty and companies getting in on the act. Selfies can mean […]

By |August 27th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on AIPLA Newsstand Article: Monkey in the middle of selfie copyright dispute

Patent Covering Computer Implementation of Centuries Old Concepts Declared Invalid

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court decided that a patent related to a centuries old financial concept was invalid since it was an abstract idea, even though the concept was implemented through a computer.

The court’s unanimous ruling effectively narrows the type of “inventions” that can be eligible for patents, and amounts to a minor […]

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College Quarterback Has Virtual Rights to Publicity

It’s safe to say that this has been the year of the virtual in College Football. Of course, we had the whole Manti Te’o virtual girlfriend fiasco. That did not work out so well for the real football player – Te’o slipped into round two of the NFL draft. But Kevin Hart, […]

By |August 27th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on College Quarterback Has Virtual Rights to Publicity