Your Gate to Latin American IP

Inter Miami vs. Inter Milan

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 27/03/2020
Inter Miami vs. Inter Milan

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) dismissed one of Inter Miami claims against a trademark infringement complaint presented by Inter Milan.

The recently formed Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, owned among others by English former soccer star David Beckham, was sued by FC Internazionale Milano, one of Italy’s and Europe’s top soccer clubs, for supposedly infringing the trademark Inter.

Inter Miami counterclaimed that there are already several soccer clubs around the world that use the term Inter in their name, but according to the USPTO such argument did not demonstrate that either Inter Miami or the MLS have valid proprietary or ownership right in the name.

The USPTO final judgment is expected for the end of 2020. 

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 27/03/2020
Subscribe to the Newsletter

Ferraiuoli LLC

Ferraiuoli LLC (FLLC) was founded in 2003 by the late Blas Ferraiuoli-Martínez, Eugenio Torres-Oyola and María Marchand-Sánchez. This group was then joined in 2004 by Fernando J. Rovira-Rullán, thus forming the founding core of FLLC. FLLC has grown exponentially since its founding from a law firm with three attorneys and a support staff of three to its current size of 54 attorneys with a support staff of 38. Also, FLLC has grown from initially being known as an intellectual property and corporate law boutique law firm to a multiservice law firm that handles most matters relevant to a business while continuing to earn praise for its leading intellectual property and corporate practices.

FLLC has been ranked as a leading law firm in Puerto Rico by the professional publication Chambers Latin America in intellectual property, corporate, bankruptcy, labor & employment, real estate, and tax law. Moreover, 17 FLLC partners have been ranked as leaders in their field by the same publication. 4 FLLC partners are ranked as leaders in Intellectual Property, no other firm has more than 2. This recognition in such a short period of time is a tribute to FLLC’s business model.

FLLC prides itself in doing its work faster and more cost-efficiently yet with the same quality as that of its main competitors. The founding name partners are available at all times to attend to client matters. Their work ethic sets the tone for the rest of the firm. FLLC’s founders’ goal has been steady from the outset: become one of the premier multiservice law firms in Puerto Rico.