Exploring the Legal Implications of Oi Ocha’s Advertisement Featuring Shohei Ohtani

April 30, 2024 In a recent and clever advertising campaign, Oi Ocha, a prominent Japanese Green Tea company, utilized a novel approach to reference Shohei Ohtani, the superstar baseball player, with his endorsement. However, it makes one wonder if it…

Navigating the New Frontier: The Risks of AI-Generated Content in Business

by Josh Eichenstein April 1, 2024 Businesses are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to push the boundaries of creativity and efficiency. From generating realistic images to synthesizing human-like voices, AI technologies offer unparalleled opportunities for content creation. However, this…

Iconic Royal Oak Design Faces Trademark Hurdles: A Cautionary Tale in Trade Dress Protection

June 27, 2023 Josh Eichenstein In the complex world of intellectual property law, a captivating trademark case is currently unfolding. The renowned Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, Audemars Piguet Holding SA, finds itself in the midst of a challenging quest to…

MLB Wins “ALL RISE” Trademark Dispute on behalf of Aaron Judge

On April 12, 2023, The United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) sustained Major League Baseball’s opposition to the trademark registration of “ALL RISE” trademark application in connection with clothing on originally filed on July 14, 2017. (Ser. No.…

Navigating Copyright and Trademark Issues in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Navigating Copyright and Trademark Issues in the Era of Artificial Intelligence IMAGE GENERATED BY DALL-E AI depicting a Robot arguing in court As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance and become an integral part of various industries, including technology, art,…

The Daily Journal: Alternative method of service allowed on foreign defendants

by Josh Eichenstein, January 9, 2023 Under a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, a plaintiff suing a foreign-domiciled defendant for Lanham Act violations, may properly serve the defendant by providing papers to the United States Patent and Trademark…

Disney’s Film “Steamboat Willie,” Will Lose Copyright Protection in 2024

Disney’s “Steamboat Willie,” the iconic cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse, will enter the public domain in 2024. This means that anyone will be able to use and profit from the film without obtaining permission from Disney or paying any licensing fees.…

NINTH CIRCUIT UPHOLDS FULL $21 MILLION ARBITRATION AWARD & REJECTS DISTRICT COURT’S ERRONEOUS AWARD REDUCTION

Congratulations to Hayday Farms on their victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals! In the case of Hayday Farms Inc. v. FeeDx Holdings, Inc., 21-55650 the Court ruled entirely in favor of our Client, Hayday Farms, Inc. finding that…