MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) September 18, 2015
International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. was honored at the Daily Business Review’s Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony Sept. 10 at The Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Greenberg Traurig shareholders Richard D. Harris, Cameron M. Nelson and Marlene K. Silverman were recognized in the Intellectual Property category for their work in Habersham Plantation Corp. v. Art & Frame Direct Inc. (CASE NO. 10-61532-CIV-COHN)
In this case, plaintiffs Habersham Plantation Corp. and Investment Partnership sued Art & Frame Direct Inc., Global Importing Inc., Decorator's Reserve Inc., Closing Forever LLC, Art & Frame Direct/Timeless Industries Georgia Inc., The Liquidation Station Inc. and World of Decor Inc. for copyright, trademark and trade dress violations, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. According to court documents, the plaintiffs claimed that Habersham’s furniture designs had unique, nonfunctional ornamentation and designs that contributed to a unique look and style—that had become distinctive in the furniture marketplace, and that had been copyrighted.
According to court documents, the jury rejected defendants’ contentions that they were merely using historical designs that had long been in the public domain and who further argued that the defendants themselves did not manufacture the claimed infringing furniture, but only purchased it from a foreign manufacturer who was responsible for the conception, design and manufacture of the furniture in question.
Induction into Daily Business Review's Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame is based solely on four years of data from cases submitted to the Verdict Search, an affiliate of the DBR. The cases were ranked by size of the verdict. The dollar value listed indicates that returned by the judge or jury or reported in the settlement. It does not include legal fees, prejudgment interest or any other adjustments.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.