Helping clients achieve their intellectual property goals
Legal services for businesses, creative professionals and their lawyers
In today's digital world, intellectual property (IP) assets are the crown jewels of many businesses. Trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, photographs and online content need to be carefully managed to maximize their value and protected against a multitude of threats.
Led by two senior partners with decades of cutting-edge IP legal experience, Lutzker & Lutzker LLP provides counseling, transactional and litigation services to a wide range of clients, including:
- Corporations whose in-house counsel need assistance with IP matters
- Large, mid-size and small businesses seeking to grow or protect their IP assets
- International brands and companies entering the U.S. market
- Creative professionals and firms seeking to capitalize on their IP assets
- Nonprofits that need a wide spectrum of legal services.
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In spring 2018, a Utah high-school student named Keziah Daum caused a controversy when she tweeted out some prom pictures in which she was wearing a traditional Chinese dress.1 Som [ ... ]Read more...
On May 18, 2018, Hasbro announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") approved its application to register the scent of its well-known Play-Doh clay. 1 Barring a successful legal challenge to the registration, this development means that Hasbro will be able to prevent its competitors from using confusingly similar scents for their products.2 Although the n [ ... ]Read more...
On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Matal v. Tam that the Disparagement Clause of the Lanham Act violates the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause and constitutes viewpoint discrimination.
The trademark at issue in Tam was THE SLANTS for live music performances. By using this mark, an Asian-American rock band, The Slants, aimed to reclaim a r [ ... ]Read more...