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Can You Sue for Trademark Infringement If You Have Not Registered?

By L.A. Perkins |

A key form of intellectual property is a trademark.  A trademark is a recognizable sign, mark, or expression that serves as a source signifier. Under federal law, you are not required to register your trademark to obtain formal legal protection—meaning you can still sue for infringement even without registration. That being said, your rights… Read More »

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When Can You Recover Treble Damages in a Trademark Infringement Claim?

By L.A. Perkins |

As defined by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), trademark infringement is the unauthorized commercial use of another party’s valid trademark or service mark in a manner that is likely to cause confusion in the mind of a reasonable consumer. You can hold a violator legally liable through a trademark infringement claim…. Read More »

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Architectural Designs and Copyright Protection

By L.A. Perkins |

Architects put in an enormous amount of professional effort and skill into designing projects. An innovative design is a form of intellectual property. If you are an architect, you may be wondering: How can I protect my creative projects? The short answer is through copyright law. In the United States, architectural designs and other… Read More »

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Trademark Searches: A Guide

By L.A. Perkins |

A trademark search is the process of determining whether or not a particular “mark” is already in commercial use. Businesses and entrepreneurs can benefit from a proactive trademark search because the results will tell them if a particular mark is available and it will give them a better understanding of their options. Ideally, you… Read More »

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Robert Pershes has been selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers

By L.A. Perkins |

Robert Pershes of Perkins Pershes, PLLC has been selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List for Intellectual Property Litigation.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a… Read More »

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L.A. Perkins Installed as President of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association

By L.A. Perkins |

Boca Raton, FL – Perkins Pershes, PLLC’s Founding Partner L.A. Perkins was installed as President of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association by Judge Charles Burton during a Zoom virtual meeting along with other Officers and Directors on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The 59th Annual Installation Gala was rescheduled for October 10, 2020,… Read More »

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How a Cease and Desist Letter Can Be Used to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

By L.A. Perkins |

Intellectual property rights have commercial value. When another individual or another company violates your IP, it could cause tangible economic harm to your business. You must take immediate action to protect your rights. Of course, this does not mean that you will need to file a lawsuit any time you notice IP infringement. Quite… Read More »

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Three Things to Know About the ‘Fair Use’ Doctrine

By L.A. Perkins |

Under United States copyright law, the creators of original works are entitled to exclusive rights over the reproduction and commercial distribution of the work. Copyright protection is a valuable form of intellectual property. That being said, there are some notable limitations to the law. Perhaps the most important is the fair use doctrine. In… Read More »

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Comprehensive Intellectual Property (IP) Audits: A Four Step Process

By L.A. Perkins |

An intellectual property (IP) audit is essentially an inventory of a company’s intangible assets. A professional audit helps businesses determine what they own, how much their IP is worth to them, the strengths and weaknesses in their current procedures, and what action they can take to better protect their company. You may be wondering:… Read More »

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What Can Brands Do to Keep Counterfeit Products Off the Market?

By L.A. Perkins |

Counterfeit products can cause enormous damage to a brand. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimates that counterfeits now make up approximately 3.3 percent of all global trade. For reference, this means that more than $1 trillion in counterfeit products are sold every year—with footwear, apparel, electronic goods, watches, medical equipment, and… Read More »

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