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Maxey Law Offices is a full-service intellectual property law firm that exclusively practices intellectual property law. Our practice includes, intellectual property litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Whether our clients require consultation, trademark and patent procurement, copyright applications, appeals, patent reexamination, trademark opposition and cancellation or intellectual property ligation in state or federal court, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional representation.

 

Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Intellectual Property Attorneys - Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida

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A 2014 Top Trademark Firm

For the fifth year in a row, we are ranked as a Top Trademark Firm by Intellectual Property Today magazine.

 A 2015 Top Patent Firm

For the fourth year in a row, we are ranked as a Top Patent Firm by Intellectual Property Today magazine.

  
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“Consent – It’s Not the Only Factor that Counts” by Giselle Girones
Specificity in consent agreements in avoiding likelihood of confusion refusals is the key, according to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board which found that a consent agreement between TIME TRAVELER BLONDE for “beer” and TIME TRAVELER for “beer, ale and lager” was not sufficient to avoid confusion. The agreement, according to the Board, was not […]
 
“Slanting in Favor of Disparaging Marks – Asian-American Band Overturns USPTO Ruling” by Giselle Girones
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that the longstanding “exclusion of disparaging marks” under Trademark §2(a) violates the First Amendment. The U.S.P.T.O. had barred registration of the mark The Slants, being used by an Asian-American rock band, finding that it fell within the “disparaging” definition of §2(a). This decision is […]
 
 
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