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Playboy files lawsuit for trademark infringement

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 17/11/2020

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Fashion Nova, Inc. for infringing its world-famous Bunny Costume design.

The company accuses Fashion Nova of unauthorized marketing and sale of multiple versions of Playboy’s Bunny Costume design, even after Playboy requested that Fashion Nova cease and desist its unauthorized use.

“The Bunny Costume has been associated with Playboy for over 60 years and has become a staple of the Playboy brand. The Bunny Costume was the first service uniform registered with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, and a complete Bunny Costume can be found in the collection of the Smithsonian. Playboy considers the defense and enforcement of its celebrated trademarks of paramount importance in protecting its customers from those who wish to knowingly profit from deception and confusion”, Playboy stated in a press release. 

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 17/11/2020
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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.