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Fish Cases

Tony is most proud of his work in the following cases, which he considers trademark law "game-changers."

Fish Cases

Tony is most proud of his work in the following cases, which he considers trademark law "game-changers."

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Boston Professional Hockey Ass’n, v. Dallas Cap & Emblem Mgf., 510 F.2d 1004 (CA 5 1975) is the legal foundation for today’s professional hockey sports team name and logo licensing programs (and revenues) on paraphernalia, souvenirs and clothing. The case established that unauthorized use of hockey team logo trademarks on embroidered emblems intended to be sewn on garments is an infringement of those team logo trademarks

Miller Brewing Company v. Coy International, 230 USPQ 675 (TTAB 1986) Succeeded in winning an opposition on grounds of res judicata (more precisely, collateral estoppel) because the applicant had earlier withdrawn, without consent, an opposed application to register a mark similar to that which was later opposed.

In re Four Seasons Hotels, Ltd., 987 F.2d 1586 (Fed Cir, 1993) Obtained most emphatic opinion that the Patent and Trademark Office had to accept reasonably crafted coexistence/consent agreements between a registrant and an applicant for otherwise confusingly similar trademarks.

Philip Morris Incorporated v. Star Tobacco, 879 F. Supp. 379 (SDNY 1995) Preliminarily enjoined the sale of GUNSMOKE cigarettes with western gunfighter imagery on packages and publicity materials because they were confusingly similar to the client’s MARLBORO COUNTRY advertising campaigns and imagery.

MasterCard International, Inc. v. Nader 2000 Primary Committee, Inc., 70 USPQ2d 1046 (SDNY 2004) Granted summary judgment affirming the right of presidential candidate Ralph Nader to parody MasterCard International’s “priceless” advertising campaign in his own presidential campaign television commercials, finding insufficient evidence that MasterCard would suffer irreparable injury.