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Bowie & Jensen Attorneys Earn a Unanimous Victory at Maryland’s Highest Court

The Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court, handed a unanimous victory to Bowie & Jensen partner Michael Siri and associate Carolyn Mech following oral argument in a dispute to enforce neighborhood restrictive covenants. The land use case began when two homeowners sought to construct a second sellable home on their lot, a violation of the…

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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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Insurance Defense: Volunteer Liability

Have you ever seen a volunteer event go terribly wrong? Imagine a summer block party put on by the neighborhood association, or the spring fling for a local charity. The weather is perfect. The turnout is outstanding. People are having a great time. Then, one guest starts having too much fun and one too many…

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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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Intellectual Property Law: The bell has not yet tolled for permanent injunctions in patent cases

On January 10, 2013, the United States District Court, N.D. California, San Jose Division entered a permanent injunction against a patent-infringing defendant in BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. v. A10 NETWORKS, INC., Dist. Court, ND California 2013 – Google Scholar. The ruling restrained the defendant and parties in active concert with it from “making, using, selling, or…

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When the Appeal Loses Its Appeal

Litigants dissatisfied with the outcome of their trial generally have the right to an appeal.  Deciding whether to exercise that right can be fraught with strategic concerns. If your business finds itself compelled to resolve a dispute at trial, the trial court’s judgment — represented in celluloid by the judge’s gavel banging down — does…

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Recent Federal Trademark Decision Has Famous Fashion Company Seeing Red

A recent federal appeals court case demonstrates that trademarks can go well beyond symbols, designs and words.  Even a single color can qualify for federal trademark protection.  The case involved a lawsuit by a high-end women’s shoe company, Louboutin, against the venerable French fashion company, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL).  Louboutin’s expensive high heeled shoes feature…

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Verizon subscribers safe after patent close call, will cost them in the long run

In ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. v. VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC., case available here Verizon mostly lost its appeal after a jury awarded the plaintiff substantial damages related to infringement of patents plaintiff held on video on demand services. The trial court also had awarded a permanent injunction against Verizon, which had it been upheld, Verizon would have…

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