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Trademark infringement regarding Zion Williamson

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 05/02/2020
Trademark infringement regarding Zion Williamson

Panini America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Pennsylvania man for marketing and selling counterfeited sports trading cards of NBA star Zion Williamson through online sites such as eBay.

The infringing trademarks, the lawsuit alleges, are identical to or substantially identical to or “otherwise confusingly similar” to Panini’s trademark Rated Rookie. “Such persons who are seeking the Panini sports trading card product line will be mistakenly led to deal with the defendant,” the complaint read.

Panini America, an exclusive manufacturer of NBA sports trading cards, signed an exclusive contract with Williamson to commercialize autographed Rated Rookie cards. Williamson was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the first pick of the 2019 NBA draft. 

By Ferraiuoli LLC - 05/02/2020
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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.