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Federal Circuit Reminds Us That Extrinsic Considerations Are Narrowly Construed in Trademark Matters

2018 saw a number of important trademark cases decided across the United States.  Two cases illustrated the similarities between genericness analysis and one of the likelihood of confusion factors considered by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”).  Royal Crown Co., Inc. v. The Coca-Cola Co., 892 F.3d 1358 (Fed. Cir. 2018) and Omaha Steaks Int’l, Inc. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., 908 F.3d 1318 (Fed. Cir. 2018) showed that there is overlap in the analysis to be conducted under these two different legal theories and provides important lessons for practitioners to remember.

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Shutts & Bowen’s Rachel Nordby Appointed to Florida Supreme Court’s Judicial Management Council

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Tallahassee partner Rachel Nordby has been appointed by Chief Justice Charles Canady to the Florida Judicial Management Council of the Florida Supreme Court.

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Shutts & Bowen LLP Welcomes David O. Batista and Sara Levy as Partners in its Fort Lauderdale Office

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that David O. Batista and Sara Levy have joined the firm’s Insurance Practice Group as partners in its Fort Lauderdale office.

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Our firm went RED today in support of American Heart’s Go Red For Women.

National is held the 1st Friday of Feb to raise awareness about heart disease being the #1 killer of women. Our offices raised more than $1,300 today!

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Shutts & Bowen Names 12 New Partners

Micky Grindstaff, Managing Partner of Shutts & Bowen LLP, announced that 12 attorneys in the firm have been elevated to partnership effective January 26, 2019.

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Do You Need To Threaten Litigation To Trigger Declaratory Judgment Subject Matter Jurisdiction?

Erbaviva, LLC, a California LLC, sent a demand letter to Era Organics, a Florida company.  The letter identified a number of Erbaviva federal trademark registrations, and “request[ed]” Era Organics:

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Shutts Team Involved in Top Bankruptcy Cases of 2018

Orlando partner James Timko and Tampa attorney Lauren Strickerrepresented parties in two cases listed as the top 10 bankruptcy cases in the Tampa Bay area in 2018. The report, provided by American City Business Leads, combined information collected from November 1, 2017, to November 30, 2018, for the Tampa area.

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Names Shutts & Bowen to Best Law Firms List

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the ninth consecutive year, collaboratively announced the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Shutts & Bowen was named to the 2019 list.

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Shutts Continues Growth, Adds New Partners in Three Florida Offices

Shutts & Bowen LLP continues to expand its AppellateBusiness Litigation, and Tax and International Lawpractice groups throughout the Sunshine State. The firm announced today that it has added partners Meredith S. Delcamp in Tampa, Rachel E. Nordby in Tallahassee, and Veronica Vilarchao in Miami.

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Does The Labor Day Holiday’s Mattress Sale Weekend Warrant a Temporary Restraining Order?

No.

The owner of the TEMPUR-PEDIC bedding brand (“Plaintiff”) has sued a number of defendants, including a former retailer as well as the owner of the THERAPEDIC bedding brand.  Through that lawsuit, Plaintiff seeks to enjoin sales of the THERAPEDIC bedding.

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