Business Law

trademark dilution
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Wasted away again in Pensacola: The Lost ‘Shaker’ of Court (a trademark dilution case)

Florida’s First Judicial Circuit recently found it unlikely that the Sandshaker Lounge would be able to prove trademark dilution of its ‘Shaker’ mark by the ‘Shaka Bar.’ Here’s the story. Livin’…

Miami Beach feud over corporate ownership
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Hyman v. Daoud: A family feud over corporate ownership and control

When unwritten, misundstood intentions drive a steel wedge between family members An interesting case in the latest Florida Law Weekly about a family feud over corporate ownership caught my eye —…

online reviews
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Dangers of online reviews, anonymity, and the line between defamation and “pure opinion”

The Internet and smartphone apps often seem like a wide-open forum for consumers to provide opinions on businesses, restaurants, and services. Through Facebook, Google, Yelp, and other review services, consumers…