In Welcome Co. v. Harriett Carter Gifts Inc., 50 U.S.P.Q.2d 1132 (D.C. Cal. 1998), aff’d per curiam (Fed. Cir. 1999), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district judge’s grant of a preliminary injunction involving a consumer product and means plus function claims.
For Grammy award-winning duo Gnarls Barkley, JMBM won a disputed domain name proceeding before a three member panel of the National Arbitration Forum. JMBM’s Intellectual Property Chair Rod Berman and JMBM associate Jessica Bromall Sparkman represented the client; they were supported by paralegal Sharon Duncan.
LOS ANGELES – Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), one of California’s foremost full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that it obtained a summary judgment ruling from the United States District Court in Los Angeles on behalf of its client Evan Townsley, owner of International Growers, Hydroasis and Deau Passe, in connection with […]
Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson, who revolutionized spinal fusion surgery with the invention of spinal fusion implant technology, and his company, obtained a jury trial verdict against Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. in litigation involving contract claims and patent rights. In a three-month long jury trial, Dr. Michelson’s legal team secured a total […]
We represented a food products company in connection with ongoing counterfeiting of its brand. As a result of working with a local law enforcement agency in a raid, we were able to obtain significant judgments against the counterfeiters and settlements with import brokers. In addition, one of the persons arrested in connection with the raid […]
We represented a consumer products company in procuring patents for a commercially successful electrical bag sealing device and enforcing those patents. In one case, we obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining the distribution of infringing products. We also argued the case before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals which affirmed the grant of the injunction.
The JMBM partner who secured a trademark on a unique jewelry design used that insight to win a multi-million dollar court victory against an infringer. Our client, Hawaii-based Denny Wong Designs, is a small family-run business that makes the distinctive Tropical Memories® Plumeria flower jewelry. We originally obtained a federal trademark registration for the three-dimensional […]
We represented one of the two largest manufacturers of telescopes in a dispute with its main competitor. The controversy involved complex software technology patents for telescope operation, and our client was the defendant in a patent infringement action. JMBM defeated the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction and obtained summary judgment for our client. We […]