Partner Jami Gekas was quoted in a Daily Business Review
article published on July 8, 2014, titled “Jury Rules Against Miami Handbag Maker in Trademark Dispute
.” The article examined the dispute between the firm’s client, Buccellati, a world-renowned Italian jeweler, and Laura Buccellati, the American granddaughter of its Italian founder, following the trademark victory secured on April 22, 2014
, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Gekas was quoted saying, “Just because you are fortunate enough to have been born with a famous last name does not give you the right to use that name as a trademark if it will cause consumer confusion…Once you have confusion, an injunction is the order of the day."