Peretz Chesal Herrmann http://www.pch-law.com/blog.php recent posts en-us Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:06:42 -0600 Josh Saltz to speak on Financial Poise Webinar: "Choosing, Building & Protecting Your Brand." http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=30968 On Tuesday September 19 at 3:00pm ET, Josh Saltz will be a panelist for a Financial Poise Webinar on "Choosing, Building & Protecting Your Brand." Registration is open. More details here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14692840.htm

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2017-09-14 17:22:08 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=30968
What’s In a Name? The Ban on Registering Disparaging Trademarks is Struck Down http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=24026 Simon Shiao Tam sought to register his band name, THE SLANTS, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) but was denied registration when the PTO found the mark to be disparaging to persons of Asian descent. On appeal, the Federal Circuit held that the Lanham Act provision barring registration of disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. While disparaging marks may offend members of the community, the Federal Circuit held that denying registration to such marks based upon the message they convey simply fails to pass constitutional muster. The decision is not only likely to lead to an increase in trademark applications for offensive and disparaging marks, it also opens the door for others to argue that restrictions against registering “immoral” and “scandalous” trademarks are likewise unconstitutional.

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2016-03-08 10:18:01 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=24026
Trademark attorney Josh Saltz successfully defends caracol.com in re-filed UDRP http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=23440 2016-02-01 12:36:40 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=23440 Steven Peretz Presents CLE on "Contributing Infringement: When your good client gets sued for the infringement of others" http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=15493 Steven Peretz was a featured speaker a CLE at the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Annual Labor Day Weekend Retreat, speaking on "Contributing Infringement: When your good client gets sued for the infringement of others."

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2014-09-24 11:46:57 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=15493
Michael Chesal named Vice-Chair of the Legislation Committee http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=15494 Michael Chesal was named Vice-Chair of the Legislation Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar for the 2014-2015 calendar year.

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2014-09-02 11:48:42 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=15494
Michael Chesal Runs 5K to Benefit the Florida Bar Foundation http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=15492 MBC_running_5K.pngMichael Chesal participated in the Florida Bar's Business Law Section’s Annual 5K run.  

 

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2014-09-02 11:25:21 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=15492
Michael Chesal and Josh Saltz are hosting an INTA Trademark Administrator (TMA) Roundtable http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=15064  Peretz Chesal & Herrmann, P.L. hosted the 2014 International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable.

 

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2014-08-12 10:06:54 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=15064
Michael Chesal Named Top 100 Florida Super Lawyer http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=14232 Michael Chesal named on "The Top 100" list of lawyers who ranked highest in the "2014 Florida Super Lawyers".  

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2014-06-18 10:23:02 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=14232
PCH Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers 2014 List http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=14231 The firm is pleased to announce that Steven Peretz, Michael Chesal, Leora Herrmann, and Steph Nagin have all been selected to the 2014 “Florida Super Lawyers” list.  

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2014-06-18 10:17:52 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=14231
Steven Peretz and Michael Chesal present at DBR Summit http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=14127 On Friday, April 25, 2014, Steven Peretz and Michael Chesal were featured speakers at the Daily Business Review's Annual Corporate Counsel Summit.  Their presentation, entitled "Hidden Intellectual Property Issues for Corporate Counsel,”  was well received and lead to lively discussions on a number of important topics.  According to Joanne Beaudry, the event coordinator, “the program was a great success.”

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2014-06-12 11:10:26 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=14127
Peretz Chesal & Herrmann Annual Year-End Holiday Party http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11965 The firm held its annual year-end party on December 11, 2013 at Rare Steakhouse. A fun time was had by all. Congratulations to the following award winners:

Carly Johnson: MVS Award (Most Valuable Associate)
Josh Saltz: MPA Award (Most Patient Associate)
Moish Peltz: MDA Award (Most Devoted Asssociate)
Sunay Sidron-Hord: KIAT Award (Keeping it all Together)
Erika Montane: HCA Award (Happy Camper Award)
Cynthia Castro: SLDM Award (Say Little, Do Much)
Cristina Sammataro: MVNP (Most Valuable New Player)

PCH-IPLAW annual year-end party from PCH on Vimeo.

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2014-01-28 19:38:02 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11965
Michael Chesal included in Top Lawyer South Florida Legal Guide http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11158 Michael Chesal has been selected by his peers, to be included in South Florida's Legal Guide's Top Lawyer listing for 2014.

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2013-12-20 08:26:01 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11158
Michael Chesal and Steven Peretz quoted again by the Sun-Sentinel http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11486 Because there was no official verdict in the case, it does not set any legal precedent for future lawsuits. But Miami attorneys Steven Peretz and Michael Chesal, who are experts on trademark law but were not involved in the Coach case, said they thought the case was a win for Coach.

"This gives Coach and other luxury brands another arrow in their quiver in trying to enforce their branding and trademark rights against flea market operators and shopping malls," Peretz said.

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Because damages can run anywhere from $1,000 to $2 million per infringement, it's impossible for defendants to predict how much it could cost them to fight such litigation, Peretz and Chesal said.

"It's like running a red light and not knowing if the fine could be $100 or $10,000," Peretz said.

Read the article here.

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2013-12-05 11:36:30 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11486
Steven Peretz presented "Great Movie Moments in IP Law" to the Internet Law Leadership Summit http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11370 Steven Peretz presented "Great Movie Moments in IP Law" to the Internet Law Leadership Summit in Las Vegas on November 21.  The presentation featured clips from movies where intellectual property played a leading role, such as the invention of "Post-Its" in Romy & Michelle's High School reunion.

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2013-11-22 13:47:26 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11370
Steven Peretz and Michael Chesal were featured in a Sun-Sentinel article about upcoming trademark counterfeiting trial http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11335 Steven Peretz and Michael Chesal were featured in a Sun-Sentinel article about upcoming trademark counterfeiting trial:

"It's very rare for these cases to go to trial … because the cost of trademark litigation is so astronomical that the parties usually settle," said Steven Peretz and Michael Chesal, two Florida intellectual property lawyers who are not involved in the Coach lawsuit but handle similar cases.

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2013-11-20 15:34:53 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11335
“Super Lawyers” names Peretz Chesal & Herrmann, P.L. “Top Law Firm” http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11292 The firm is pleased to announce it has been named a “Top Law Firm” in the Super Lawyers 2013 Business Edition in the field of intellectual property law.  Peretz Chesal & Herrmann was one of only four law firms in the entire State of Florida to be selected for this prestigious honor.

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2013-11-15 14:04:23 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11292
The Florida Bar honors Michael Chesal with a Certificate of Meritorious Public Service http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11224 Michael Chesal was recently recognized by The Florida Bar for “Meritorious Public Service,” in appreciation and recognition of his service as Chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11B.  The certificate reads: “Through selfless contributions of time and talent, the citizens of Florida may continue to be assured of a high degree of accountability, legal competence and ethical conduct in those who would serve then in the practice of law.”  Congratulations to Michael on receiving this wonderful recognition and honor.

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2013-11-08 10:37:37 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=11224
PCH has received a “Tier 1” Ranking by U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2014 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10100 The firm is pleased to have once again received a “Tier 1” Ranking by U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2014 in the areas of Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation.

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2013-11-01 09:29:20 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10100
Steven Peretz was a featured speaker at the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s 18th Annual Retreat http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10529 Steven Peretz was a featured speaker at the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s 18th Annual Retreat held over Labor Day Weekend, August 30 - September 2, 2013.  Steve’s presentation was entitled “The Greatest Movie Moments in IP Law… or What David Bowie, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Lisa Kudrow and Other Stars Can Teach Us About Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights.”  In addition to receiving CLE credits, attendees were also appropriately treated to hot, buttered popcorn!  Encore performances of the presentation are expected to be forthcoming.  Dates and locations will be announced.

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2013-09-10 15:45:04 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10529
Michael Chesal receives Certificate of Appreciation from the Florida Bar's Business Law Section http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10522 Michael Chesal was recognized by the Florida Bar's Business Law Section for his exceptional service as the 2013 Business Law Retreat and Sponsorship Chair. This was awarded to Mr. Chesal on September 2, 2013.

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2013-09-10 13:46:34 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10522
Steven Peretz, Michael Chesal, Leora Herrmann and Stephen Nagin will all be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10113 Steven Peretz, Michael Chesal, Leora Herrmann and Stephen Nagin will all be included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 edition.

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2013-08-15 11:39:36 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10113
Stephen E. Nagin was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10112 Stephen E. Nagin was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Antitrust Law.

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2013-08-15 11:34:49 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10112
Steven Peretz was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10111 Steven Peretz was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Litigation - Patent.

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2013-08-15 11:33:43 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10111
Leora Herrmann was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10110 Leora Herrmann was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law.

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2013-08-15 11:32:37 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10110
Michael B. Chesal was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10109 Michael B. Chesal was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Litigation - Patent.

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2013-08-15 11:28:42 http://www.pch-law.com/post-detail.php?id=10109