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SCOTUS TO DECIDE IF DISPARAGING NAMES CAN BE FEDERALLY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

DEAD KENNEDYS. SEX PISTOLS. PUSSY RIOT. Band names are sometimes offensive. They also can be service marks governed by the federal Trademark Act and state trademark acts. On January 18th, the US Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether the disparagement provision of the Trademark Act, which provides that no trademark shall be registered which […]
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HW News Highlights

Dear Friends, As we head toward a new year, we are delighted to share with you some of the exciting news, events, awards, wins and client successes we and our clients experienced during 2016. We begin with our brand-new website! www.holmesweinberg.com. Designed in collaboration with our client Pop2Life (www.pop2life.com), our new website displays our new […]
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HW Wins Ninth Circuit Appeal in a Trademark Case November 20, 2016

We are delighted to share with you that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision we obtained on behalf of our client E. & J. Gallo Winery that the trademark EL GALLO for an energy drink infringes the Winery’s exclusive rights in the GALLO trademark. HW partner Steven Weinberg and senior associate […]
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HW Named to Best Law Firms 2017

We are delighted to share that HW has for the 5th year in a row been named to Best Law Firms in American by US News and World Report. From the “Best Law Firms” Press Release: Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from […]
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TOP TECH LAWYER JOINS HW

We are delighted to announce that Michael Leventhal has joined the firm as a partner. Michael is a veteran technology, business and IP transactional lawyer who most recently served as chief legal officer and Vice President at Magic Leap, Inc., the well-known augmented/mixed reality venture. He has represented hundreds of startups as well as Fortune […]
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MORE TRADEMARK WINS FOR HW CLIENTS

AND THE WINS KEEP COMING! Following last year’s big win for our client E. & J. Gallo Winery against the use of EL GALLO as a trademark for an energy drink (Eastern District of California), HW has recently won three more important cases. In the first, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the US […]
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YOU CAN NOW REGISTER DISPARAGING TRADEMARKS

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On December 22, 2015
  • In News
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which governs appeals from the Trademark Office, has ruled that the barring of “disparaging” trademarks or service marks from federal registration violates the First Amendment. In this 62 page en banc (the entire panel of judges heard the case) decision, the majority of the Federal Circuit in […]
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The Studios May Be Cutting Content Licenses to Digital Networks

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On December 8, 2015
  • In News
Studios reportedly are weighing a cut in content licensing to digital networks such as Netflix, in an effort to stem the tide of dwindling interest in traditional TV. This comes at the same time as digital content houses, such as Full screen, are preparing an expansion into consumer-facing subscription VOD portals in direct competition with […]
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HW CLIENT TRISTAN TALES SPEAKING AT DIGITAL LA!

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On November 13, 2015
  • In News
Congrats to our client Tristan deBurgh (“Tristan Tales”), a leading Snapchat Star, who will be a panelist on the Snapchat Panel at Digital LA on Monday, November 16th. We’ll be there – so come join us! http://digitalla.net
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HW WINS FEDERAL CIRCUIT APPEAL FOR CLIENT KIDTRIBE

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On November 12, 2015
  • In News
Our client KidTribe is a children’s wellness and exercise company that teaches happiness and healthiness through Hula-hoop exercises and dance programs at schools and sponsored events. One of its popular trademarks is Hoop-It-Up! ™. Two of its employees decided to go out on their own and tried to federally register the Hoop-It-Up! ™ trademark for […]
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NEW STUDY ON SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE REVEALS IMPORTANT INSIGHTS

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On November 11, 2015
  • In News
An new study by the marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather suggests that the raw numbers of a social media influencer’s followers may not tell the whole story—rather, the influencer’s ability to engage fans and build an online community is more meaningful to brands. For influencers, this means that while growing subscribership remains important, creating content […]
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HILLARY BIBICOFF HONORED, AGAIN

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On October 5, 2015
  • In News
HW’s Hillary Bibicoff was once again named by Southern California Super Lawyers as one of the “Top Women” entertainment lawyers in SoCal.
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HW’S STEVEN WEINBERG FEATURED AS SPEAKER

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On September 29, 2015
  • In News
Partner Steven Weinberg on September 21 was a featured speaker in a nationally webcast webinar entitled “Social Media and Marketing” sponsored by The Knowledge Group. Steven covered both business and legal issues and strategies relating to the use of social media as a marketing strategy, including new applications of Snapchat and YouTube and emerging intellectual […]
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ANOTHER KNOCK OUT FOR HW CLIENT GEORGE FOREMAN

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On September 29, 2015
  • In News
Forbes Magazine just gave George Foreman’s new venture “George Foreman’s Butcher Shop” – an online store for steaks, chops, sides and other great food – a terrific review.http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2015/09/22/from-boxer-to-butcher-world-heavyweight-champ-takes-shot-at-mail-order-meat/. While working with Mr. Foreman in putting the deal together we tried many of the offerings featured on the site and loved them all, and Forbes has […]
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Holmes Weinberg rated as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News for 2015

  • Posted by lawyeradmin
  • On April 6, 2015
  • In News
Holmes Weinberg PC is very excited to announce that U.S. News & World Report has rated Holmes Weinberg as a Best Law Firm in America for 2015 in its Fifth Edition of Best Law Firms. The ratings are based on independent surveys of peers, clients and colleagues.
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