NCAA Gives Student-Athletes Glimpse into the Big Leagues

For years, the NCAA has consistently adopted rules and policies aimed at prohibiting collegiate athletes from receiving any money from their status as student-athletes. They have historically been forbidden from capitalizing on their fame or likeness, meaning that compensation to student athletes has been traditionally limited to qualified scholarships or…

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…