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Recent Court Decisions Offer Conflicting Guidance on Trademarks

Published: February 2nd, 2018

By: David P. Hathaway

While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, every business expects rivals to keep hands off its trademarks. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and an earlier ruling by the trial court in the same case send a mixed message for trademark holders, said David P. Hathaway, […]

Recent Court Decisions Offer Conflicting Guidance on Trademarks

Published: February 2nd, 2018

By: David P. Hathaway

While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, every business expects rivals to keep hands off its trademarks. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and an earlier ruling by the trial court in the same case send a mixed message for trademark holders, said David P. Hathaway, […]

Businesses Can Protect Consultant Identities as Trade Secrets

Published: June 16th, 2017

By: Brittany O. Finkbeiner John L. Wharton

In a recent case argued by the authors of this article, Surterra v. Florida Department of Health, the First District Court of Appeal held that the identifying information of consultants can be considered a trade secret under section 812.081(1)(c), Florida Statutes, if the required factual predicate is established. Under the statute, the owner of the […]

19 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized by Florida Super Lawyers

Published: June 15th, 2017

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 19 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including three attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2017.  No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected. Lauren Y. Detzel, Chair of […]

David Hathaway on Drones, Technology and Patent Laws in OBJ

Published: February 15th, 2017

By: David P. Hathaway

Dean Mead shareholder, David P. Hathaway, is quoted in the Orlando Business Journal‘s technology series on drone surveillance. Part one, Drone lawyer: Disney idea could inspire other industries, was published in the Orlando Business Journal, February 10, 2017 online edition. Part 2,  Buzz kill: Local attorney shares laws, tech ahead that could halt drone surveillance, was published […]

18 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among 2016 Super Lawyers

Published: June 24th, 2016

Orlando, Fla. – The publication Florida Super Lawyers has named 18 Dean Mead attorneys to their annual list of top-ranked lawyers and three Dean Mead attorneys as rising stars in Florida for 2016. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected. Lauren Y. Detzel, Shareholder, is named among the ‘Top […]