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Maryland GFOA Fall Conference

Last week, Bowie & Jensen attorney, Matthew Esworthy spoke at the Maryland GFOA (Govt. Finance Officers Association) Fall Conference on the Topic of Cybercrime Ransomware. Matt’s co-presenters were Adam Lippe, Chief of Economic Crime/Cybercrime for The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office and Dr. Richard Forno, Assistant Director, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity and Director of the…

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You Gotta Fight for Your Right to IP

One year ago, a federal court jury in New York awarded popular rap group, the Beastie Boys, $1.7 million resulting from the unauthorized use of several of its songs by marketers of Monster brand energy drink. Recently, the judge in the same case ordered Monster to pay an additional $668,000 toward the group’s legal fees.…

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The Lawsuit That Wasn’t: Sam Smith, Tom Petty and a Happy Ending

The intellectual property attorneys at Bowie and Jensen discuss a recent high-profile copyright infringement case in the world of pop music. Intellectual property cases often involve esoteric criteria for determining whether someone’s work has been improperly appropriated. When that decision is literally in the ear of the beholder the distinction becomes even more difficult, and…

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Jurisdictional Win for Class Action Lawsuits

Firm Litigators Secure Federal Multi-Jurisdictional Transfer and Consolidation of Multiple Pending Lawsuits In a victory for a firm client that is currently a defendant to four federal court false advertising class actions pending in California, Illinois, Florida and New York, firm litigator Joshua Glikin successfully achieved a nationwide transfer and consolidation of all pending and…

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Intellectual Property Law: Under Copyright Law, You Don't Always Get What You Pay For

Several surprises lurk in federal copyright law that are often revealed to employers after it is too late to avoid harsh consequences.  Most employers mistakenly assume that everything an employee creates that may relate to the employee’s job automatically belongs to the employer.  Equally surprising to most employers is that nothing ­that an independent contractor…

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In-N-Out Burger Settles its Beef with Grab-N-Go

Bowie & Jensen’s Joshua A. Glikin represented famous West Coast burger joint In-N-Out Burger against a restaurant formerly called Grab-N-Go in Aberdeen, Maryland. Glikin successfully negotiated a settlement in federal court that has since led the opposing side to change their name.

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Intellectual Property Law: A Better Solution for Stopping “Cybersquatters”

Perhaps the best space a business can own is not a physical space at all, but space on the internet, which usually means registering and owning a domain name.   A domain name is like home-sweet-home to a business and is often a target for trademark infringement.   Unscrupulous individuals, and sometimes even business competitors, may attempt…

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Firm Files Suit to Stop Unsavory Competition on Amazon.com

The Maryland Daily Record may have said it best in an article that stated “two companies could be headed for a high noon showdown in U.S. District Court over copyright infringement on engraved firearm parts.”      In a federal lawsuit that made recent headlines in Maryland’s premier business and legal newspaper, Bowie & Jensen LLC is…

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