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Associated Press Wins Copyright Lawsuit against Meltwater

Yau Law firm represents clients by protecting their intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, and patents)  from infringement. Oftentimes, people think of intellectual property as registering a copyright for a photograph or an illustration; others think of trademarking a slogan or a business name while some think of patenting an invention. But intellectual property is more than just […]

Circuit Court Judge Grants Injunction against New Florida PIP Law

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits, medical treatments, car accident claims…all of these have been affected by the new Florida PIP law (or No-Fault law) that went into effect January 1, 2013. Not too long after the new PIP law was enacted, Judge Terry Lewis, a circuit court judge from the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida, ordered a […]

Are your Pictures Showing up Somewhere Else?

Copyright protection is a common concern for business owners, particularly for artists and photographers. After all, photographs, pictures, and the like, can be considered intellectual property. So, when someone uses photographs without the owner’s permission, issues about copyright infringement can arise. But, what about pictures of yourself that you posted on your Facebook, twitter, YouTube, Google plus, […]

Does the New Florida PIP Law Apply to My Pending Case?

“What if my car accident happened before 2013?” “Does the new Florida PIP law affect my case?” These are questions often asked by our personal injury clients at the Yau Law Firm. Our clients, however, are not the only ones asking these questions. In fact, medical providers are now wondering if the same stringent requirements […]

Facebook Class Action Settlement E-mail: Hoax or Legit?

  Litigation is our business.  Class action lawsuits are a type of litigation.  At the Yau Law Firm, we’ve advised people about forming a class, helped them opt in or opt out of a class, and communicated with attorneys involved in the class action suit on behalf of our clients. Class actions play an important […]

“Emergency Medical Condition” in New Florida PIP Law May Limit Benefits for Car Accident Victims

People involved in car accidents may soon find themselves out of luck or out of cash. Effective January 1, 2013, Florida’s new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law may limit the amount of benefits claimants (and insureds) can receive. Florida is one of few states to have no-fault insurance laws, (coined “PIP” in Florida), and it […]

Proposition 8: Nation Waits on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Same-Sex Marriage Cases

  The decision to overturn a California proposition that bans same-sex marriages may finally come to the United State’s Supreme Court’s attention. On November 30th, 2012, the Supreme Court justices met to discuss which cases the court will review (that is, whether to “grant certiorari”). Perry v. Brown (formerly known as Perry v. Schwarzenegger) was among the […]

Personal Injury on Black Friday: When Shopping Gets Ugly

  Black Friday is notorious for “great” shopping deals, but it is also notorious for long lines, crowds of people, shoving, and (inevitably) personal injury. Nearly every annual Black Friday results in some form of injury: some leave stores with just their wounded pride of not having snagged the item before the rush, others are rushed to […]

Louboutin vs. Yves Saint Laurent: Trademark Litigation Over Red-Soled Shoes

 Chistian Louboutin couldn’t prevent Yves Saint Laurent from selling red soled shoes, in a decision handed down from the United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, earlier this week.  Originally, Louboutin tried to prevent his competitor, Yves Saint Laurent, from copying his signature-red soled shoes by filing a million dollar trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false designation of origin lawsuit […]

EA Sports vs. Energy Armor: Battle for the “EA” Trademark

What do a Jacksonville, Florida, health and fitness company, Energy Armor, and national computer gaming company, EA Sports, have in common?  They are both planting a flag on the trademark, “EA.” EA Sports claims that Energy Armor intentionally used a logo that is so similar to the EA Sports logo, that it causes consumer confusion.  The […]

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