Month: November 2012

Margolin and Lawrence Protects Skate Merchandise Trademark

Margolin and Lawrence helped its client, a skateboarding merchandise manufacturer, reach a favorable monetary settlement with a major drink producer. Has your intellectual property been infringed upon? Margolin and Lawrence can help.

Margolin and Lawrence’s client had been making its products and distributing them to skateboarding outlets and fans. A company ¬†behind a major soft drink identified the product as appealing to its audience. Rather than license the merchandise and brand from its creator, the soft drink maker simply released a copycat product of its own. Margolin and Lawrence made sure its client was quickly and justly compensated for its invention.

Hung Jury Leads to Traffic Ticket in DUI Case

People v. S.L. (2009)

Attorney Allison B. Margolin was hired as trial counsel in a DMV case where the client’s vehicle was found driverless after hitting two vehicles. Client was found shirtless and with a BAC of 0.19. Counsel had argued that because client was not observed actually driving the vehicle, she could not have been guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. After deliberations, there was a hung jury leading to a mistrial. When the district attorney’s office re-filed the case, client only plead to a traffic ticket.