5th Circuit Argument

Members of the Firm's trial team (John Buche, Scott Compton, Byron Ma) argued in the 5th Circuit in New Orleans on Monday. On appeal were two trial court pretrial rulings about copyright preemption of claims for unfair competition and conversion of intangible property, namely drawings. New Orleans is a fine…

Court Dismisses Trademark Case about SpongeBob Squarepants Ukuleles with a Flying V® shape

On November 5, 2013, the law firm of Bienstock & Michael, P.C., along with Buche & Associates, P.C. as California (Los Angeles) local counsel, successfully obtained a dismissal of a Plaintiff’s case in a trademark dispute between Plaintiff Gibson Brands (“Gibson”) and Defendant John Hornby Skewes & Co (“JHS”) because…