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Do Adjacent Organic Search Results Constitute Trademark Infringement? Of Course Not…But…–America CAN! v. CDF

One of the screenshots from the complaint A charitable fundraising organization, America CAN!, has a registered trademark in the phrase “Write off the car, not the Kid.” The organization purports to help the education of high risk youths, and it claims that “100% of the net proceeds go to the kids.” So the “kid” in the trademarked phrase appears to refer to disadvantaged youths, not tax writeoffs for being a parent. As a parent, the pun didn’t work for me. The lawsuit relates to Make-a-Wish Nor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Yahoo, Law, California, Marketing, America, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Weber, Florida Bar, Cooper, Abraham


Sen. Scott Slams Gaetz: ‘I Think It’s Disgusting And I’m Glad He Apologized’

Tension broke out in the Sunshine State this week, as Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) pulled no punches in condemning the tweet written by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) threatening Michael Cohen with unsubstantiated allegations about extramarital affairs. “We shouldn’t be doing that stuff up here, you might not like what somebody is going to say but you shouldn’t be trying to intimidate them or their family, it’s wrong,” Scott said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “I think it’s disgusting and I’m glad he a...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Trump, Scott, Florida Bar, Michael Cohen, Sunshine State, Tampa Bay Times, Rick Scott, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Kate Riga, Rick Scott R FL, Sen Scott Slams Gaetz


WIRTW #544 (the “it's a shame” edition)

I love how my kid's school embraces their individuality and creativity. Back in the fall, my wife and I had a quick conversation with one of Norah's teachers about her music, which led to him suggesting that she bring her guitar to school to share a song at one of their Wednesday morning all-division meetings. After a few weather related false starts, Norah finally had her chance this week. She chose to play It's a Shame, by First Aid Kit. I fully understand that I am a biased dad. But, I also t...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Comcast, Bill, Omega, Florida Bar, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, FMLA, Business Insurance, Jon Hyman, Norah, Mike Haberman, Hunton Employment Labor Law Perspectives


Gaetz Denies He Told Trump He Was ‘Happy’ To Threaten Cohen: ‘Fake News’

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is taking a page from President Trump’s burn book to combat a claim that he talked to Trump on the phone Wednesday and told him he was “happy” to post the threatening tweet about Michael Cohen. “#FakeNews,” he tweeted, sharing a thread posted by Edward-Isaac Dovere, a staff writer for The Atlantic. Dovere reported that Trump called Gaetz on Wednesday night to talk about Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee and the tweets Gaetz posted — and later remove...
Tags: News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Florida Bar, Cohen, Edward Isaac Dovere, Matt Gaetz, House Oversight Committee, Gaetz, Nicole Lafond, Michael Cohen saga, Michael Cohen FakeNews, Atlantic Dovere, Dovere Gaetz


Morning Docket: 02.28.19

* Uh-oh! In the wake of Michael Cohen's testimony, Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight Committee sent letters to President Trump's tax attorney from Morgan Lewis and the Trump Organization's outside counsel from Michael Best requesting their appearance for a “transcribed interview.” [National Law Journal] * After widespread rebuke, the Florida Bar has officially opened an ethics investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz's alleged witness tampering of Michael Cohen via tweet prior to h...
Tags: Money, Law, Bill, Women's Issues, Law Schools, Biglaw, Tax Law, Aba, Legal Ethics, ABA Journal, Trump, Florida Bar, Elijah Cummings, Michael Cohen, Milbank, Florida Bar Association


Gaetz Claims He ‘Personally Apologized’ To Cohen: ‘Let’s Leave The Cohen Family Alone’

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) fumbled his way toward taking the high road on Wednesday evening by calling on his follows to “leave the Cohen family alone,” despite tweeting about Michael Cohen, his wife and Cohen’s alleged “girlfriends” just hours earlier. In the Wednesday evening tweet, Gaetz claimed he has “personally apologized” to Cohen for his previous tweet, which he deleted after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to threaten to get the House Ethics Committee involved in his co...
Tags: News, Nancy Pelosi, Florida Bar, Cohen, Michael Cohen, House Ethics Committee, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Matt Gaetz R FL, Nicole Lafond


Florida Bar investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz for Cohen tweet

The Florida Bar is investigating Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz after his threatening tweet last night about President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Donald Trump, Florida Bar, Cohen, Matt Gaetz


Florida Bar Opens Investigation Into Gaetz Over Cohen Threat

The Florida Bar has opened an investigation into attorney and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to determine if his threatening tweet to Michael Cohen was a form of witness intimidation. According to a Wednesday Daily Beast report, Gaetz was not previously aware of the probe. “Hey @MichaelCohen212,” read Gaetz’s now-deleted tweet. “Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s ab...
Tags: Florida, News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Ethics Committee, Florida Bar, Cohen, Michael Cohen, House Ethics Committee, Matt Gaetz, House Oversight Committee, Gaetz, Matt Gaetz R FL, Plaskett, Stacey Plaskett, Kate Riga


Rep. Matt Gaetz Under Investigation For His Michael Cohen Tweet

The Florida Bar confirmed it's looking into the GOP lawmaker's tweet, which many said constitute witness tampering.
Tags: News, Gop, Florida Bar, Michael Cohen, Matt Gaetz


Florida Bar Investigates Rep. Matt Gaetz For His Michael Cohen Tweet

The Florida Bar confirmed it's looking into the GOP lawmaker's tweet, which many said constitute witness tampering.
Tags: Florida, News, Gop, Florida Bar, Michael Cohen, Matt Gaetz


Catching Up: Three Notable News Items from Last Week: Smart Contracts, AI Referrals and Women of Legal Tech

Because I was traveling last week to attend the ctrl ALT del conference of the Association of Legal Technologists (which I wrote about here), I fell behind on some notable news stories from the world of legal technology. Here are three: Monax Launches Blockchain Smart Contracts Platform Last year, I wrote here about the launch of the Agreements Network, a blockchain-based platform developed by the company Monax and a consortium of allied law firms and legal technology companies. I later interv...
Tags: Florida, Law, Uncategorized, Florida Bar, Pew Charitable Trusts, Stanford Law School, Bob Ambrogi, LRS, Suffolk Law School, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Association of Legal Technologists, Erin Gerstenzang, Monax, Monax Casey Kuhlman, Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service ABA, Kunoor Chopra Vice President Legal Services and Co


Catching Up: Three Notable News Items from Last Week: Smart Contracts, AI Referrals and Women of Legal Tech

Because I was traveling last week to attend the ctrl ALT del conference of the Association of Legal Technologists (which I wrote about here), I fell behind on some notable news stories from the world of legal technology. Here are three: Monax Launches Blockchain Smart Contracts Platform Last year, I wrote here about the launch of the Agreements Network, a blockchain-based platform developed by the company Monax and a consortium of allied law firms and legal technology companies. I later interv...
Tags: Florida, Law, Uncategorized, Florida Bar, Pew Charitable Trusts, Stanford Law School, LRS, Suffolk Law School, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Association of Legal Technologists, Erin Gerstenzang, Monax, Monax Casey Kuhlman, Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service ABA, Kunoor Chopra Vice President Legal Services and Co, Kimberly Bennett Founder K Bennett Law


Bar Announces Florida Discipline Sanctions

The Florida Bar announced disciplinary sanctions in a number of matters. Highlights Peter Dale Fellows, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228, Miami, disbarred effective 30 days from a December 4 court order. (Admitted to Practice: 1999) In one matter, Fellows... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Miami, Florida Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Florida Sanctions Announced By Bar

The Florida Bar announced disciplinary sanctions in a number of matters. Highlights Peter Dale Fellows, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228, Miami, disbarred effective 30 days from a December 4 court order. (Admitted to Practice: 1999) In one matter, Fellows... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Miami, Florida Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


The Ongoing Saga of the Florida Bar’s Angst About Competitive Keyword Advertising

In August, I reported on the Florida Bar’s continued angst about regulating competitive keyword advertising by lawyers. Read my post, “The Florida Bar and Competitive Keyword Advertising: A Tragicomedy (in 3 Parts),” for the full background. The short story is that in 2013, the Florida Bar considered banning lawyers’ competitive keyword advertising, but surprisingly concluded the process by blessing it. In 2018, the Florida Bar revisited banning competitive keyword advertising–despite five addit...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Florida Bar, Board of Governors, Jive, Publicity/Privacy Rights, Infogroup, ElitePay Global, CardPaymentOptions Google


2018 November Election Guide: Judges

Here, belatedly (early voting has already begun!), is Part I of some recommendations on the undercard of your ballot. I will start with the judges. Future parts forthcoming Real Soon Now™ will be coming soon. In my part of South Florida we have four appellate Judges up for retention, and one run-off election for state Circuit Judge on the 11th Judicial Circuit. I intend to vote to retain all four District Court of Appeal Judges: Kevin Emas: Yes Ivan F. Fernandez: Yes Norma Shepard Lindsey: Yes...
Tags: Herald, South Florida, Florida Bar, Gordon, Martinez, Del Rio, 11th Judicial Circuit, Renee Gordon, Louis Martinez, Vivianne del Rio, District Court of Appeal Judges, Kevin Emas, Ivan F Fernandez, Norma Shepard Lindsey, Robert Joshua Luck


Clio Cloud Tech Preview: Voice App Tali Announces Several Updates

With the Clio Cloud Conference coming up next week, several of the companies that will be exhibiting there are preparing announcements of new features and product enhancements. I’ll cover a few of those in advance of the conference and more once it kicks off. One company making several announcements is Tali, the voice-driven time-tracking application that I have written about several times before. Earlier this week, I spoke with Tali cofounder and CEO Matthew Volm about his company’s latest news...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Law, Oregon, Cortana, Uncategorized, Microsoft Office, Skype, Alexa, Florida Bar, Santa Monica Calif, Tali, Amazon Alexa, Zapier, Bob Ambrogi, Ohio State Bar Association


The Florida Bar and Competitive Keyword Advertising: A Tragicomedy (in 3 Parts)

In the late 2000s, keyword advertising was one of Internet Law’s hottest topics. Now, not so much. Relatively few lawsuits are filed; they rarely last long in court; and most trademark owners have moved on. But in the Florida Bar, the keyword advertising debate rages on like it’s 2009. If all this sounds familiar, you have a good memory. In 2013, the Florida Bar considered a proposal to ban competitive keyword advertising by lawyers. In a surprising upset, the Board of Governors narrowly rejecte...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Texas, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Florida Bar, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Bog, Board of Governors, Internet History


Friday Roundup: Online Tech CLE, Open-Source EDGAR, Blockchain ODR, Deploying AI

A roundup of the week’s news from the worlds of legal technology and innovation: Suffolk’s online innovation courses OK’d for CLE. In a post here last October, I reported on a new online certification course in legal innovation and technology being launched by Suffolk University Law School in Boston. This week, Suffolk announced that the Florida Bar has approved the first two of the planned six courses for 12 CLE credits each, including up to 2.5 credits towards Florida’s required three hours o...
Tags: Florida, General, Law, Boston, Bitcoin, Pwc, SEC, North Carolina, Suffolk, Grey, Cle, Robert Ambrogi, Florida Bar, Edgar, Kevin O Keefe, Suffolk University Law School


Friday Roundup: Online Tech CLE, Open-Source EDGAR, Blockchain ODR, Deploying AI

A roundup of the week’s news from the worlds of legal technology and innovation: Suffolk’s online innovation courses OK’d for CLE. In a post here last October, I reported on a new online certification course in legal innovation and technology being launched by Suffolk University Law School in Boston. This week, Suffolk announced that the Florida Bar has approved the first two of the planned six courses for 12 CLE credits each, including up to 2.5 credits towards Florida’s required three hours o...
Tags: Florida, General, Law, Boston, Bitcoin, Pwc, SEC, North Carolina, Suffolk, Grey, Cle, Florida Bar, Edgar, Kevin O Keefe, Suffolk University Law School, Michael Kennedy


How Many Hours Are Sufficient?

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a recommendation of its Board of Bar Examiners to readmit an attorney who resigned from the Bar Donald L. Ferguson was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1973. He worked as an assistant U.S.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Florida Bar, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Bar Examiners, Donald L Ferguson


Florida Supreme Court to begin Facebook Live broadcasts

Facebook Live is coming to the American courtroom. More than 40 years after the Florida Supreme Court (@flcourts) welcomed cameras to its courtroom the court will become one of the first in the world to use social media media for official live video. In a the Court announced that Thursday’s 3:30 p.m. event will showcase, on Facebook Live, the annual Florida Bar Pro Bono Awards honoring lawyers who donate services to people in need. Afterward, Facebook Live will be used permanently for all ora...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Court, United States, Facebook Live, Florida Bar, Florida Supreme Court, Facebook With, Jorge Labareleasrga, Labarga, Judicial Management Council


Another Marijuana-Related Disbarment

The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney less than five years after his admission On June 15, 2016, The Florida Bar filed a complaint against Respondent Christensen. The complaint was referred to a referee, and the referee submitted a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Christensen, Florida Bar, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


More “Trick” Than “Treat” For Flo And Eddie At Florida Supreme Court

In the latest develop of the ongoing Flo and Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM, the State of Florida revealed that it did not recognize performance rights in sound recordings made before February 15, 1972. Unfortunately this means the duo will lose out on another $5 million from their settlement with Sirius. _____________________ Guest post by Stephen Carlisle of Nova Southeastern University On the eve of Halloween, October 26, 2017, to be precise, the Supreme Court of Florida handed down its ...
Tags: Music, Florida, England, New York, Congress, California, Court, Pennsylvania, Guest Post, FLO, Sirius Xm, States, Road, North Carolina, Eddie, Music Business


Second Solicitation Draws One-Year Florida Suspension

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a referee's proposed 60-day suspension in favor of a one year term. In July 2015, The Florida Bar filed a complaint against Dopazo, alleging that he engaged in misconduct in violation of the Bar... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Florida Bar, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dopazo


Morning Docket: 09.11.17

* "Legal aid is critical after a natural disaster," so the Florida Bar has raised the income cap for its online legal clinic so Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma can get legal assistance, and the Florida Bar Foundation has set aside $500,000 to support legal aid organizations. How generous! [Law.com] * Sixteen years have passed since the September 11 attacks, but we've yet to try or convict any of the five men who are said to have planned the day that changed America, including Khalid Sheik...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, America, Terrorism, Al Jazeera, September 11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Biglaw, Data Breaches, Arbitration, Antonin Scalia, Florida Bar, Scalia


Thursday Thinkpiece: Julie MacFarlane on How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. THE NEW LAWYER: HOW CLIENTS ARE TRANSFORMING THE PRACTICE OF LAW, SECOND EDITION  Julie MacFarlane © 2017, UBC Press, Vancouver and Toronto, Canada The following edited excerpts from the revised and updated second edi...
Tags: Law, Australia, Canada, United States, Alberta, CBA, Kirker, Florida Bar, Toronto Canada, Martha, Goldberg, Bay Street, Dewar, Macfarlane, Susskind, Winick


Peanut Gallery

The Miami Herald reported a recent bar discipline hearing A Miami lawyer should be permanently disbarred over a series of frivolous lawsuits he filed on behalf of the Miccosukee Tribe, a Florida Bar lawyer urged a judge on Friday. The... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Miami, Florida Bar, Miami Herald, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Miccosukee Tribe


New Florida Bar president gets started on work-life balance priorities

Bolstering the mental and physical health of Florida's attorneys is just one priority for the new Florida Bar president.
Tags: Florida, Florida Bar, New Florida Bar


New Florida Bar president gets started on work-life balance priorities

Bolstering the mental and physical health of Florida's attorneys is just one priority for the new Florida Bar president.
Tags: Florida, Florida Bar, New Florida Bar