See the blog for Nasar Khan’s discussion of a recent court decision involving a copyright claim over Nike’s use of Michael Jordan’s iconic “Jumpman” pose.
Arnie and Susan Lutzker attended the INBLF European meeting in London. See the blog for Susan’s update.
Arnie and Susan Lutzker were presented with a signed print of the INBLF group admission ceremony as part of the DC Black Tie Weekend in October 2014. See the blog for update.
The International Network of Boutique Law Firms, of which Arnold Lutzker is Treasurer and a Board member, has published a brochure promoting the network, which brings together premier boutique law firms throughout North America and premier international partner law firms around the world. The brochure highlights the geographic reach of the network and the varied practice areas of its member firms.
Arnold Lutzker has been named for the sixth year to the Washington DC Super Lawyers list, selected by his peers. He has also been included under Intellectual Property in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition, which lists top commercial attorneys (both in-house and in private practice) throughout the United States and in London.
Lutzker & Lutzker has filed suit in federal district court in Maryland against Sears Holdings Corporation, Sears, Roebuck and Company and Kmart Corporation on behalf of D&L Company, creators of the award-winning STOMP ROCKET® toy. The suit alleges that the Sears parties distributed and sold a children’s air rocket toy under the Banzai toy line called the STOMP ROCKET in violation of federal and state trademark law and state unfair competition and unfair trade practices law. Among other things, D&L claims that the actions of the Sears parties constitute trademark counterfeiting in violation of the Lanham Act.
Lutzker & Lutzker has also filed, on behalf of D & L Company, amended complaints in its action in federal district court in Maryland against Toys “R” Us. The amended complaints allege that, since the commencement of the litigation, Toys “R” Us committed additional acts of infringement by marketing the ZOMP ROCKETZ air rocket toy, certain air rocket toys marketed under its exclusive “Air Zone” line, and a rocket toy called the AIR HOGS STOMP-RED HELI BLASTER. The Court has allowed Toys “R” Us to bring into the suit its manufacturer, Manley Toys, Ltd., and the case is awaiting service of that complaint. Lutzker & Lutzker is also opposing at the Patent & Trademark Office an application to register ZOMP ROCKETZ as a federal trademark.