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Nov 16, 2018

In Landmark Case, Court Awards $120 Million to the Licensee of the Famous Palm Restaurant Intellectual Property

When a restaurant name is licensed, how does the owner properly compute a trademark royalty?  Should a higher royalty be set for a famous mark?  These issues were decided recently by the New York Supreme Court in Ganzi, Gary C. et al. » Read More

Oct 22, 2018

Norris McLaughlin Hosts “A Taste of Trademarks” Seminar in New York City for Food, Beverage, and Restaurant Industries

Last week, my partners, Danielle DeFilippis and Deanna Koestel, and I had the pleasure of attending The New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit hosted by NJBIZ.  Our firm sponsored the event.  We enjoyed a series of informative panel discussions, as reported in our last post, as well as the exhibits put on by a wide range of food manufacturers, vendors, and students of food science.  » Read More

Jan 26, 2018

$710,000 Jury Award Gives Grumpy Cat a Reason to Smile

In Grumpy Cat Limited v. Grenade Beverage, LLC, et al., a California jury verdict gave Grumpy Cat Limited (“Grumpy Cat”) $710,000 in damages earlier this week.  The jury awarded $480,000 for Grumpy Cat’s trademark infringement claim, $230,000 for its copyright infringement claim, and $1 for its breach of contract claim. » Read More