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Speedy Dismissal of
Trademark Claim

A conservation group seeking to protect the Florida Everglades from pollution engaged our attorneys to defend against a trade dress infringement case challenging the group’s petition design.


Result:
Dismissal of the case with prejudice within 10 days of filing.
$4.5 Million Settlement in
Patent & False Advertising Case

A Texas-based manufacturer of scouting cameras that remotely photograph wildlife engaged our attorneys to sue a competitor in Texas for infringing its patented technology and for engaging in false comparative advertising.


Result:
A $4.5 million settlement one month before trial.
$1.8 Million Jury Verdict
in Copyright Case

The developer of software that enabled yacht brokers to create yacht listings for sale on the Internet engaged our attorneys to sue a competitor for copying over a thousand yacht listings and posting them online.


Result:
A $1.8 million jury verdict after a two week trial.
TRO Against Use of
Disparaging Domain Name

One of the nation’s leading home builders engaged our attorneys to stop the use of its trademark as part of a domain name for a disparaging website.


Result:
A federal TRO blocking the use of the domain name.

Intellectual Property Law is all we do.
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Peretz Chesal & Herrmann, P.L. is a Miami-based intellectual property law firm that stands ready to protect your company’s intellectual property needs based on its decades of hands-on experience. Our firm can bring to bear its extensive experience in federal IP litigation, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) litigation and other enforcement proceedings in protecting your IP assets. Our trademark registration practice is global, involving the registration and management of more than 2,000 active trademarks worldwide. Our attorneys also handle copyright, patent, and trade secret matters, which includes representing clients in anti-counterfeiting efforts, contract negotiations, and all other IP-related matters.

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Steven Peretz

Partner

Steven Peretz is one of our firm’s founding partners. Focusing his practice on IP litigation, Steven has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in federal courts throughout Florida and across the country. He has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts, judgments, and settlements, and has been named as Miami’s top trademark litigator by Best Lawyers/U.S. News.

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Michael Chesal

Partner

Michael Chesal is another one of our firm’s founding partners. Handling a broad range of IP-related matters, Michael is a trusted representative for his clients who is well known within Florida’s intellectual property law community. Having served as Chairman of The Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Committee, Michael also led the task force responsible for expanding the protections afforded under Florida’s Trademark Act.

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Joshua Saltz

Partner

Joshua Saltz is a partner with the firm who represents clients in matters ranging from IP litigation to the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Josh has extensive litigation experience before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) and has also handled over 100 UDRP domain name disputes.

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Albert Alvarez

Attorney

Albert has represented clients in cases involving trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement. His experience also includes working on complex commercial disputes, defending physicians in medical malpractice claims, mass tort claims, administering class action multi-district litigation settlements, and defending employers in labor and employment disputes.

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$1.8 Million Copyright Verdict

Partner Steven Peretz represented a multiple-listing service for yacht brokers in copyright litigation involving infringement of the client’s copyrighted listings. A federal jury awarded the firm’s client $1.8 million in damages, and the award was subsequently upheld by the U.S. [...]

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$4.5 Million Settlement in Patent and False Advertising Dispute

Partner Steven Peretz represented an outdoor game camera manufacturer in patent infringement and false advertising litigation against a competitor. Steven successfully negotiated a $4.5 million settlement before the case went to trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern [...]

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Successful and Efficient Defense of Trademark Infringement Claims

On at least two occasions, partner Michael Chesal successfully defended clients accused of trademark infringement, where the plaintiff in each case also filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction. After defeating the motions, both cases were amicably resolved in short [...]

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Defense of FNU in Trademark Dispute with FIU

Led by Partner Steven Peretz, the firm successfully defended Florida National University (FNU) against a trademark infringement complaint filed by Florida International University (FIU). After the trial verdict was affirmed on appeal, the firm successfully obtained an order awarding it [...]

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Successful Defense of Caracol.com

Partner Joshua Saltz represented the owner of the domain name caracol.com in a UDRP proceeding filed by Caracol Primera Cadena Radial Colombiana S.A. (“Caracol Primera”), the owner and operator of caracol.com.co and various radio stations in Colombia. In response to [...]

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Practice

Whether you need to clear and register a newly-chosen trademark or defend your company’s multi-million-dollar IP portfolio in complex litigation, our attorneys have the skill, focus and drive necessary to secure exclusive rights and maximize your IP’s monetization potential. How can we help you?

Intellectual Property Litigation

We represent clients in litigation involving copyrights, domain names, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and confidential information. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in state and federal court, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in international dispute resolution proceedings. Learn more.

Trademark Registration

We help clients file trademark registration applications worldwide. To learn more, click here. If you’re ready to get started, send us your trademark information using our trademark intake form.

Intellectual Property Protection

From trademark clearance and registration to enforcement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), we represent clients in all aspects and phases of securing exclusive intellectual property rights. Learn more.

Global Trademark Management

For companies that operate on a global scale, effective trademark management is fundamental to building brand value and avoiding the burdens of full-scale infringement litigation. We have registered clients’ trademarks in the majority of jurisdictions worldwide, and we maintain close working relationships with international law firms across the globe that are able to locally represent our clients’ interests. Learn more.

Brand Protection Management

As a brand-based business, registering your primary trademarks is just the first step in an ongoing protection management process. Our attorneys manage comprehensive registration, monitoring and enforcement programs for clients ranging from brick-and-mortar retailers to internationally-recognized brands. Learn more.

Anti-Counterfeiting

In the global online marketplace, counterfeit products are big business. From registering our clients’ trademarks and copyrights with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conducting undercover investigations and working with local law enforcement, we help ensure that our clients do not lose revenue to the counterfeit market. Learn more.

Licensing and Entertainment

In addition to assisting clients in matters involving IP protection and litigation, our attorneys also routinely represent clients in transactions involving IP assets. From software licenses and product distribution agreements to contracts concerning rights of publicity, we rely on our significant real-world experience to help clients structure and negotiate customized agreements that meet their needs. Learn more.

IP Audits and Due Diligence

If you do not know what you own, you cannot develop an effective strategy to protect it. Many of our clients are surprised to learn how large their IP portfolios have become, and we offer strategic recommendations for both protecting our clients’ assets and avoiding infringement of third-party rights. Learn more.